Elixinol taps former marijuana exec as new Americas CEO

International CBD brand Elixinol has appointed a new CEO for North and South America.

Tom Siciliano will oversee the company’s hemp-derived CBD business in the Americas region. He succeeds outgoing Americas chief Leif Harrison, who recently spoke to Hemp Industry Daily about the company’s revamped global strategy.

Wednesday’s announcement of the management shakeup did not elaborate on the circumstances of Harrison’s departure.

“We are confident in Tom’s leadership and ability to drive growth, including through our rebranded health and wellness products, while also helping to execute on our commitment to provide shareholders a return on investment,” Elixinol Group CEO Stratos Karousos said in a statement.

Siciliano recently served as president of Nutritional High International Inc., a marijuana manufacturing and distribution company, and as president and CFO for Canna Security America.

“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to join the Elixinol team and work to grow the reach of our CBD products,” Siciliano said.

Prior to his work in the cannabis industry, Siciliano worked at startup companies, private equity firms and public Fortune 500 companies.