Grow Tech Labs appoints former City of Surrey employee as CFO

British Columbia-based cannabis accelerator Grow Tech Labs (GTL) has appointed Jas Rehal as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer.

Previously working as the Director of Public Safety Operations in the City of Surrey, GTL says Rehal “will bring a specific expertise in government relations, public policy, and financial planning.”

“Throughout his twenty-year career, Rehal has established a reputation of fostering leadership and aligning financial and business metrics to support corporate strategies and high-growth,” GTL’s release added.

Rehal is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 20 years of experience leading key organizations in financial management, business development, capital investment, risk management, operations and strategic planning

“We are proud to welcome Jas to our team, as he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of financial analysis and business development. His strategic thinking and public policy experience, combined with his collaborative approach to leadership, will help advance GTL’s goals of accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship in the cannabis space,” says Barinder Rasode, CEO of GTL.  

The Grow Tech Labs Accelerator Program was launched in association with the October 2018 legalization of cannabis in Canada.

To help reaffirm BC’s status as a global cannabis capital for excellence and innovation, GTL will:

  • Provide direct support, access to capital, mentorship and licensed space to locate innovative start-up Canadian companies in BC.
  • Deliver world class programs rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship and mentorship.
  • Attract international investment.
  • Accelerate the participation of small BC producers and processors in the legal marketplace.
  • Establish dedicated programming for female and Indigenous-founded/owned companies.
  • Establish partnerships with community, government, business and education organizations.
  • Develop a culture of corporate social responsibility in new and emerging sector.