Cannabis company CEO + co-founder named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Tyler Robson, CEO, Chair and Co-Founder of British Columbia’s Valens Company, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2021.

The annual leadership award recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding Canadians who are under the age of 40. Founded in 1995 by Caldwell, Top 40 has recognized almost 1,000 outstanding Canadians and its alumni now include hundreds of nationally and internationally prominent CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs in the private, public and social economy sectors.

Robson and his peers were selected from hundreds of nominees by an independent Advisory Board of 30 leaders from across Canada who used four key criteria to assess the recipients: Vision and Innovation, Leadership, Impact and Influence, and Social Responsibility.

“Achieving Top 40 signals a level of dedication and commitment that shows up in Tyler’s leadership style, and is what helps drive and propel our leadership and success of The Valens Company,” said Jeff Fallows, President of The Valens Company. “He is a team player, always ready to lend a helping hand or be a listening ear to someone in need. This approach has not only unified employees, but also enabled Valens to reach all its operational milestones.”

The Kelowna-based Valens Company manufactures cannabis products “with a mission to bring the benefits of cannabis to the world.” Valens provides proprietary cannabis processing services, product development, manufacturing and commercialization of cannabis formulated for medical, health and wellness, and recreational consumer segments.

In 2021, Robson led Valens through four major acquisitions, including LYF Technologies, Verse Cannabis, Citizen Stash and Florida-based Green Roads, marking Valens’ expansion into the US. Under his leadership, Robson has made sustainability a core element to Valens’ company culture, developing a sustainable cannabis destruction method specially designed to not only be compliant with Health Canada, but to also be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Recipients will be honoured at a series of events to take place in the coming months.