Matei Olaru is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lift. A corporate lawyer and consultant by trade, Matei has been the CEO of Lift since 2016. Under his leadership, Lift has raised $4-million in private funding and tripled Lift’s team to more than 35 employees in one year’s time. Previously, Matei helped advise international governments on business and investment policy as a consultant with the World Bank in Washington D.C., and practiced law for the cannabis industry with a focus on corporate matters. Matei holds a law degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a commerce degree from the Smith School of Business (Queen’s University). Matei is a sought-after thought leader, speaking at numerous domestic and international cannabis conferences and appearing regularly on BNN, CBC, in Forbes, the Financial Post, the Toronto Star, and Maclean’s.