Wana Brands Names Finance and Business Leader Sandy Li Chief Financial Officer

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Boulder, Colo. – Wana Brands, a top international cannabis-infused edibles brand, announced today it has appointed Sandy Li to the role of Chief Financial Officer, as the company continues its expansion into new markets as well as innovating an ever-growing list of new products. Li will be based in Boulder and will report to Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman.

“Sandy is a transformational business leader who possesses a strong strategic and business acumen backed by real-world experience in driving growth and strong


profitability,” Whiteman said. “As we expand our presence in new markets, Sandy’s experience in the complex financial challenges of multinational and cannabis industries will be invaluable.”

Li has deep expertise in driving significant strategic transformations through M&A, international business expansion, new business development and ERP implementations. As Wana Brands’ CFO, Sandy will oversee all ofthe company’s financial operations including financial strategy and finance IT operations. In addition, as a key member of the leadership team, Li’s guidance will create opportunities as the company expands both nationally and internationally.

“I’m delighted to join Wana, a company that I have long admired for its trusted and innovative products, strategy entering new markets and commitment to racial justice within the cannabis industry,” Li said.  “I look forward to working with Nancy and the team to move Wana forward on its financial and  operational goals during this exciting time in Wana’s growth.”

Prior to joining Wana Brands, Li was Vice President of Finance, head of FP&A and Treasury at Parallel, one of the largest privately held multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Before entering the cannabis industry, she held a variety of senior leadership positions at both public and private companies. Li also spent several years running her own computer hardware and software company in China.  Li holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in finance, strategy and entrepreneurship, and a Master’s degree in finance from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. Sandy is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada.

Wana Brands: Enhance Your Life

With North America’s largest distribution footprint, cannabis edibles producer Wana Brands is a top international brand available in 13 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces and territories, generating close to $300 million in retail sales annually across more than 3,000 dispensaries. Through industry-leading innovation, Wana is developing cutting-edge use-case formulations and recipes, such as Wana Quick Fast-Acting Gummies, the top-selling quick-onset edible, and the Optimals Fast Asleep formulation. Wana is committed to the communities it serves by supporting more than 50 charitable organizations in the markets where the company operates. For more information or to subscribe to Wana’s e-newsletter, visit www.wanabrands.com.

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