Mr. Brusatore is a known design expert in the commercial production of plants using vertical growing technology to automate and accommodate low cost food production. He was also nominated for the award of excellence in Canada for agriculture in 2012 for technology and was an early pioneer in the vertical farming space starting his designing back in 2000. Nick was the initial funder and founder of Affinor Growers which is the current holder of two vertical farming patents. Mr Brusatore is also currently funding and constructing Affinor’s technology in a state of the art facility to grow strawberries and other crops on his 10.6 acre farming property in Abbotsford B.C.
Mr. Brown has assisted in the successful establishment of several private and public companies. In the public company sector, Mr. Brown has played key roles in the success of several companies which his team at Pacific Opportunity has listed on the TSXV, the TSX and the NYSE Mkt Exchanges. His corporate focus is merger and acquisition transactions, financing, strategic corporate planning, and corporate development. One of the companies founded by the team at Pacific Opportunity was built into a plus $500 million market capitalization entity and his team has had many smaller successes over the past 20 years. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993, while working with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver. Mr. Brown's family history includes having run large greenhouse operations near Vancouver for many years as Brown Brothers Florists and he looks forward to working with the team at Affinor in working to modernize these processes.