Wildflower Hires National Director of Broker Sales to Manage Wholesale Broker Sales Force
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 18, 2017: Further to Wildflower Marijuana Inc.’s (CSE: SUN) news release of April 10, 2017 announcing the signing of a wholesale brokerage agreement with one of the world’s largest retail broker, the Company has hired Ken Oakes, former Director of Broker Sales for Revlon, as National Sales Director for Wildflower. Mr. Oakes has served as a Wildflower advisor and was instrumental in putting the wholesale agreement together. Based on the scope of the agreement, Mr. Oakes has agreed to join the Wildflower team to manage the execution of the agreement.
Mr. Oakes served as a senior manager for Revlon for over 28 years and was involved in all aspects of their sales management strategies, including developing national sales plans, supervising Regional Sales Managers and developing and leading a national broker sales team.
Mr. Oakes is uniquely qualified to lead the Wildflower team in the execution of our wholesale broker agreement and to lead and manage a large national broker sales force in securing national distribution for Wildflower products.
Wildflower CEO, William MacLean stated, “Working with one of the world’s largest wholesale distributor companies requires a certain knowledge and skill set. Ken brings both. His experience implementing a similar agreement with Revlon gives Wildflower the expertise to effectively execute this agreement. With access to thousands of sales people, Wildflower has the sales team resources to bring Wildflower products to mainstream retailers and with Ken has the skill to manage them.”
Ken Oakes stated, “My career at Revlon offered me the opportunity to spend many years, bringing a very high quality consumer package goods product to the retail marketplace across the US. Wildflower also has a high quality product and I believe my experience with product supply chains will allow me to work with the Wildflower team to get Wildflower products on store shelves throughout the US.”
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Wildflower is a cannabis company focused on developing and designing branded cannabis products. Wildflower sells its CBD+ products online and to retailers throughout the US and also produces and markets its THC products in regulated cannabis jurisdictions.
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