Our Story

Loosh Brands is an Agile Production Platform producing a variety of Cannabis 2.0 and 3.0 products and formats. Chocolates, Gummies/Chews, Hard Candy, Baked Goods, Coffee and Tea, Topicals, Vapes and beyond.

In-house, JV and recognized licensed brands and formats covering all core market segments and introducing differentiated high-margin formats, with first-mover advantage.

Loosh Brands produces and collaborates with industry leading products and influencers, promotes the cannabis culture and lifestyle with thought leadership and educational support.

Providing craft quality and service at commercial scale.

Meet Our Team


Founder & CEO

Prior to establishing Loosh Brands, Ilya spent the last 17 years as a senior executive at one of the largest commercial bakery manufacturing companies in North America. Ilya’s roles have established him as a food industry top preforming professional with sales, marketing and manufacturing experience spanning over 25 years.

As a leader, Ilya is known for inspiring and motivating multifunctional teams to collaborate toward achieving a common goal. His relationship building skills and entrepreneurial spirit has provided tremendous opportunities for growth in mature and emerging markets.

Mike Dacks

Strategic Advisor

Mike is Founder and President of Type 2 Ventures Ltd. where he offers global cannabis and controlled substance commercial and strategic advisory services. Former VP Legal & International Business at MedReleaf (TSX:LEAF) Mike is an experienced international business development executive, entrepreneur and commercial lawyer with a proven track record advising rapidly scaling companies around the world. Advisor to several ventures across the global cannabis industry. In addition to Loosh, serves on the Board of Directors of pioneering California retailer Harborisde Inc. (CSE:HBOR), and the Advisory Board of Kanabo Research (LSE: KNB), an Israeli medical cannabis vaporization company.

Arie Sibonney

V.P. Business Development

Arie is a seasoned CPG leader with over two decades of international brand development, distribution, and production experience. He has founded and exited several beverage brands, over 15 years e-commerce and has been involved in the burgeoning Cannabis market for several years.

Alex Revich

Director of Education and Industry Relations

Alex is a storied leader in the Cannabis space holding executive or founding roles across MedReleaf, the CMCIA, and most recently Flowr. He has presented hundreds of times at events across Canada, USA, and Germany and is a respected industry linchpin.

Elena Smorchkov


Seasoned CFO with 15 years international experience in Healthcare, IT, Manufacturing and Service industries; strategic visionary and intuitive decision maker with strong leadership skills; in-depth technical knowledge and proficiency in corporate finance, cash management, financial planning, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning and process improvements.

Natalia Goraeva


CPA – 15 years experience in automotive, and pharmaceutical, manufacturing financial reporting and efficiency realization.

Donald Bowins

Chief Chemist and R&D Specializing in Cannabis molecular sciences, Donald has extensive knowledge in the primary, secondary and tertiary cannabinoid systems. Donald’s expertise is key in advancing innovation and the future of the cannabis industry in general.

Lee Cohen

Product Development & Innovation

Lee has been a pioneer in Canada’s cannabis market creating premium and cutting-edge cannabis products for two decades and having founded multiple award-winning brands. He specializes in nostalgic edibles, solvent- less full spectrum strain specific oils, extracts and vapes. He is a passionate advocate of and educator about the cannabis plant, its benefits and breaking the stigma surrounding its normalization and uses. He utilizes his vast experience and California network to drive product development and innovation for Loosh Brands and the Canadian cannabis community.

Nisan Boguslavski

VP Engineering

25+ years of R&D Engineering experience in the food and medical industries. Senior leadership roles in innovation, product development, and mechanical design and providing a-z guidance, structure and solutions from conception to commercialization.

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