Mr. Young is an analytical and results driven life sciences executive who has successfully managed public and private companies through product development, international growth, commercialization and M&A transactions. He has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer for public companies for the past 20 years where he has created significant shareholder value, built integrated scientific, manufacturing and commercial operations, directed successful M&A transactions and was responsible for generating more the $900M through acquisitions and equity financings. Mr. Young started his management career in the biopharmaceutical industry at Genentech Inc. where he was responsible for their cardiovascular and endocrine product launches sales and marketing.
Brian has over 13 years of experience across a variety of private and public sector companies in the cannabis, agriculture, manufacturing, and utility industries. He has extensive experience in financial reporting and corporate governance, as well as in the capital markets. Previously, Brian was a manager at Ernst & Young LLP, where he obtained his CPA, CA designation.
Prior to leading science and technology efforts at LOBE, Dariani was President of Focus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he managed the development and approval of drug products, achieving one FDA approval and bringing another to the clinical evaluation stage, then successfully negotiated the sale of the company in February 2003. Prior to Focus, Maghsoud was Vice President of the chiral pharmaceutical business unit at Celgene Corporation. During his twelve years at Celgene, he was responsible for the successful development and FDA approval of the chirally pure versions of Ritalin, which are currently marketed by Novartis under the Focalin and Focalin XR trade names.