It's all about the people

We’re building a bright future for California Cannabis - one where legacy operators, newcomers, and industry powerhouses join together to grow the industry while staying true to its culture.

How We Bring Cannabis Together

Dispensaries

Our flagship Mankind Dispensary™ services well over 25,000 people a month - and we plan to operate additional high-volume locations by the end of 2022.

Proprietary Brands

Our Kind Republic™ sold nearly two million dollars in flower and extract in its first year, and they’re just getting started.

Manufacturing

GABY Inc. Manufacturing offers full service solutions, producing high quality cannabis products while keeping costs down and generating additional revenues.

The GABY Inc. Mission

GABY Inc. is a publicly traded company, listed on the CSE and OTCQB. By the end of 2022, we plan to expand to additional retail locations, eventually becoming a dominant player in the California market.

Our award-winning leadership team of retail and cannabis experts curate industry-leading experiences which celebrate cannabis culture, and introduce customers to some of the best cannabis in the world.

By operating an expanding portfolio of brands and dispensaries, we are able to build a consumer-focused ecosystem that keeps shoppers happy, prices accessible, and builds lifelong connections between our brands and their consumers.

Our Vision and Values

We’re building a retail ecosystem that welcomes new and traditional cannabis consumers, while honoring and preserving the legacy of California cannabis culture.

Trust

We honor cannabis culture, and care deeply about quality cannabis.

Credibility

Our leadership team and multi-vertical foundation provides consumer and investor confidence at every step.

Consistency

Our growing roster of brands reliably enhances all aspects of our customers' lifestyle.

The GABY Inc. Mission

GABY Inc. is a publicly traded company, listed on the CSE and OTCQB, with the goal of becoming a dominant player in the California market over the next two years.

Our leadership team is among the most diverse and experienced in the industry – and we’re committed to championing cannabis culture while building an environment that is welcoming to newcomers and veterans alike.

That’s why our company is publicly traded, and the majority of our employees are granted shares of GABY Inc.

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Founder and CEO

Margot Micallef

Founder and CEO

Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. was inspired to build GABY Inc. after experiencing her late sister Gabriella’s brave battle with cancer and the tremendous relief she found through cannabis.

Margot has been the recipient of numerous business awards and recognition, including being named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a Woman of the Year by the Canadian Women in Communications, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.

Our Team

Simon Lileikis
President
Marshall Minor
Chief Financial Officer
John Butters
Chief Marketing Officer
Lulu Bonner
VP of Brands
Alana Heilman
VP of Supply Chain
Amanda Dominguez
Director of Human Resources
Simon Lileikis
President
Paul Stacey
Chief Financial Officer
John Butters
Chief Marketing Officer
Lulu Bonner
VP of Brands
Alana Heilman
VP of Supply Chain
Amanda Dominguez
Director of Human Resources

Margot Micallef

Founder and CEO

Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. was inspired to build GABY Inc. after experiencing her late sister Gabriella’s brave battle with cancer and the tremendous relief she found through cannabis.

Prior to launching GABY, Margot directly and indirectly invested in several retail businesses in diverse industries such as broadcasting and food service, which earned her a reputation for returning robust ROI to investors. Margot has also served as an Adjunct Professor in governance and ethics for the University of Alberta, was a co-instructor for the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, a Senior Vice-President at one of Canada’s leading telecommunications companies and practiced law with one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious law firms.

Margot has been the recipient of numerous business awards and recognition, including being named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a Woman of the Year by the Canadian Women in Communications, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.

She enjoys the outdoors and a number of sports, including skiing, cycling, boxing and bodybuilding (where she won a 1st and a 2nd place title in two regional competitions).

Simon Lileikis

President

Simon Lileikis joins GABY Inc. after spending the last 30+ years as an executive overseeing several major retail operations. 

As President of Subway Developments 2000 since 2017, Simon has been directly responsible for the supervision and ongoing development of 850 Subway locations across Alberta and BC.

As President & Chief Executive Officer for Opa of Greece from 2012–2016, and Chairman of the Board from 2013-2016, Mr. Lileikis grew net earnings by 86%, and  increased shareholder dividends by 145%.

As Chief Operating Officer with Edo Japan, Simon improved sales from $20MM in 2000 to over $90MM in 2011, and was responsible for the supervision of all the company’s Operations, Marketing, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Franchising, Construction and Administrative functions.

Prior to Edo Japan, Simon spent 10 years with Starbucks and supervised the opening of over 200 Starbucks locations across Canada & overseas. in a variety of roles including Market Leader, Training Manager and International Store Operations Consultant for the Middle East market. 

Mr. Lileikis continues to expand his education through executive development programs at Queens University. He is father to 3 wonderful children, aged 19, 21 & 25.

Paul Stacey

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Stacey is a seasoned CFO and brings 30 years of extensive industry experience with strong executive leadership in the areas of corporate finance, financial planning, strategy and operations. Paul has a proven track record of developing strong teams in challenging business environments, including companies undergoing rapid transformation and expansion.

Mr. Stacey served as the Chief Financial Officer of Metagreen – a well respected cannabis extraction and distribution facility with its own brand in market. Prior to Metagreen, Paul was variably the CFO or the COO of a number of businesses and start-ups through a partnership with private equity funds. As a partner or advisor to private equity firms Paul managed and improved cashflow, grew revenues and optimized assets and pricing for a number of private equity owned consumer packaged goods companies.

Paul started his career as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and has held leadership roles with Gund, Ricoh USA, Cendant and Nabisco.

John Butters

Chief Marketing Officer

John Butters is a marketer, economist, and business leader with a focus on innovation science, systems design, and behavioral economics. For over 20 years, Mr. Butters has played a key leadership role in scaling diverse businesses, building high performance teams, growing revenues, and creating new markets through innovation.

As Chief Marketing Officer at GABY Inc., Mr. Butters helms multiple critical marketing functions, including leading the overall revenue growth, market penetration and profitability of GABY’s storefronts, products and services.

Prior to joining GABY, John was the VP of Strategy at Mankind, earning the dispensary a spot in INC 5000’s fastest growing companies, increased revenue by 41%, and further improved Mankind’s reputation as a premier cannabis destination serving more than 27,000 customers per month. 

Mr. Butters has spent many years managing teams, building systems and growing revenues for a variety of industries such as technology, healthcare, medical systems, retail and lifestyle brands.

Lulu Bonner

VP of Brands

Ms. Bonner is an entrepreneur, a professional chocolatier, a cannabis advocate, and a lover of humanity with more than 16 years of experience in the cannabis industry.

In 2006, Lulu’s launched her award-winning line of sweets, Lulu’s Chocolate, which later gave way to Lulu’s Edibles. The edibles company won numerous High Times Awards, and has given Lulu a deep knowledge connection with the cannabis industry and its consumers.

Following her 2019 sale of Lulu’s Chocolates and Edibles to GABY, Lulu’s cannabis and business skills were tapped as she moved to the position of Creative Director of GABY’s expanding portfolio of brands.

In 2021, Lulu advanced to the position of VP of Brands, where she has launched numerous initiatives to reduce GABY’s carbon footprint, including using biodegradable packaging across all product lines, planting a tree with every purchase made at Mankind, and partnering with impactful charities such as The Last Prisoner Project and the Battle Brothers Foundation.

Lulu has been a driving force behind the GABY brands’ digital presence and continues her advocacy through GABY’s commercial efforts which are rooted in the belief that education is the most powerful tool in normalizing consumption and ending the stigma around cannabis.

Alana Heilman

VP of Supply Chain

Alana Heilman is a seasoned cannabis leader with expertise in numerous aspects of the industry including strategy, production, manufacturing, logistics, brand development, innovation, purchasing, and sales.  

Throughout her career, Ms. Heilman has been known for delivering company and stakeholder value by leveraging her vision and strategic knowledge to build and scale cannabis businesses. 

As VP of Supply Chain, Alana leverages her industry connections and cannabis knowledge to ensure high quality products make their way to GABY customers while maintaining compliance and keeping a keen eye on cost efficiencies.

Ms. Heilman oversees the entire GABY supply ecosystem, and is passionate about building, training and leading top-performing sales teams within a culture of collaboration, engagement and transparency.

While she’s not working, Alana enjoys traveling and maintaining health and fitness, and was a nationally qualified fitness competitor.

Amanda Dominguez

Director of Human Resources

Amanda is a trusted leader with 15 years of experience in Human Resources with a focus on retail environments. She has exhibited proven expertise in connecting with employees, keeping a constant pulse on the organization, mitigating risk, empowering team members to reach new heights, and supporting them when challenges arise. 

While working at retail giant Charlotte Russe, Amanda rapidly progressed in responsibilities and roles as the company increasingly turned to Ms. Dominguez for her attention to detail, and consistent drive to lift the company and those around her. 

Since joining the GABY Inc. team, Ms. Dominguez has implemented numerous process improvements to prepare the team to meet the challenges and victories of the growth projected in 2022 and beyond. 

Amanda brings a strategic eye to the HR department, and is committed to furthering standards of excellence to affect every aspect of the employee lifecycle.