Bruce Linton is the Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, a world-leading cannabis company dedicated to supporting personal wellness.
Bruce Linton was born in August of 1968, in Smiths Fall, Ontario.
Bruce Linton attended Carleton University and graduated in 1992, attaining an Undergraduate Degree in Public Policy with a Minor in Economics.
Bruce Linton has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and making a positive difference in the world. He brings a great deal of wealth and experience in building strong technology-driven companies, developing world-class teams, and positioning his companies in sectors driven by waves of public policy change. After founding Canopy Growth Corporation in 2013, Canopy now owns multiple Canadian Companies like Tweed Corps, Tokyo Smoke, Van der Pop, DOJA, and TWD. Initially, in 1999, Linton founded and became President of webHancer Corp., a company that develops, sells, and supports performance analysis services. After 2 years, Linton founded and became the Vice President of SC Stormont Inc., a business that includes the regulation, planning, protection, and conservation of air and water resources, as well as solid waste management. During this time, he also served as Chairman and Vice President for Ottawa Community Loan Fund and Planning & Field Operations respectively. Similarly, Linton worked as the Executive Chairman at Vireo Health International, and Canopy Rivers Inc. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation, Mr. Linton has led the Company through 31 acquisitions, and over 16 rounds of financing, $6 billion of capital raises, including a $5 billion investment by Constellation Brands, the largest beer import company in the United States.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, in 2019, Linton was estimated to have a net worth of $80 million (USD), owning 5 different companies, most notably, Canopy Growth Corporation.
While in university, Linton was President of the Carleton University Students Association, Nepean Skating Club, and Hbam Holdings Inc. Linton serves as Chairman and CEO to many committees and foundations. Currently, he serves as the founding Executive Chairman of Gage Growth Corp., a leading North cannabis multi-state operator. He is a founding Board of Director member of Mind Medicine Inc., and Chairman of the Governance and Compensation Committee; a psychedelic-inspired medicine biotech company. After co-founding Martello Technologies Group Inc, Linton remains Chair of the Board, Co-Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer. He is also currently the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Red Light Holland Corp., Creso Pharma, and Above Foods. Linton is the Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Óskare Capital, and an active investor with Slang Worldwide Inc. Linton notably sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and is an active member of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Campaign Executive Committee. Bruce was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Collective Growth Corporation, founding the largest licensed producer of cannabis in Canada. As the CEO of Martello Technologies, Linton received the CATA Leadership Award in 2017, in recognition of Martello’s unique Employee-Directed Gift Program, and its contribution to corporate culture. In 2018, Linton was awarded CEO of the Year from OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade. Most recently, in 2021, Linton received the Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation, for the restoration of Fuller Post Office at 30 Russell St. E., a local landmark in his hometown of Smiths Falls.