About Blackhawk Growth


Blackhawk Growth is an investment holding looking to create substantial value for its shareholders through the acquisition and development of high growth companies. It has focused its investments in the health, cannabis and cannabidiol industries in both Canada and the United States.

Its portfolio of companies includes Sac Pharma, LeichtMind Clinics, Noble Hemp, Spaced Food and NuWave Foods. Blackhawk continues to bring its investments to cash flow and is growing at an exceeding pace.

Management & Board of Directors

Mr.Frederick Pels

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Pels has honed his keen entrepreneurial skills, vast background in finance, contacts throughout the business community, and experience within the industry since 2013. Prior to stake horsing the seed investment in Gaia, Mr. Pels oversaw the establishment and expansion of the Green Room as a leader in medical cannabis supply, industry best practices, and education about the cannabis industry itself. Leading by example, he plans to continue to prioritize public safety and work with all levels of government as they navigate how to regulate the growing and sale of cannabis both domestically and internationally.

Marc Lowenstein


Mr. Lowenstein joined Fric Lowenstein in 2015 after completing his law degree at Bond University in Australia. Before law school, Mr. Lowenstein spent more than 10 years in the construction industry in various positions ranging from a laborer, foreman, and superintendent up to a project engineer for a large heavy civil construction company. Mr. Lowenstein has also worked as a national construction safety officer and consultant where he built, implemented, and supervised health and safety programs for companies in the construction industry. Mr. Lowenstein is focusing his practice on real estate and matters relating to construction, including contracts, litigation, and dispute resolution. Mr. Lowenstein also recently joined the ADR Institute of Alberta and is working toward becoming a qualified arbitrator.

Zula Kropivnitski

Chief Financial Officer

Zula has served as CFO and Director for various public companies and was instrumental in their growth. Her past roles include; CFO of Lexagene Holdings Inc, CFO of Healthspace, CFO of Abraplata Resource and CFO of Shelby Ventures Inc. Zula has also been a Director of Rockshield Capital Corp. since November 23, 2016 and continues to serve as Controller of Preakness Management Ltd., a private company. Zula has over 10 years of International experience in the resource sector including being the Controller of Sacre-Coeur Minerals and African Queen Mines Ltd., and she also served as Senior Accountant to Manex Resource Group and its group of mining exploration companies. During her tenure, she was responsible for all areas of financial reporting, corporate finance and regulatory compliance. Zula has her CGA professional accounting designation and later obtained her ACCA designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She also has Master of Mathematics and Master of Economics.

Konstantin Lichtenwald


Mr. Lichtenwald specializes in providing corporate finance, valuation, taxation, financial reporting, consulting, and other accounting services to both small businesses, as well as public commodity resource companies. He also assists in many aspects of clients’ administration, financing, and other activities. Mr. Lichtenwald also worked at Ernst & Young GmbH, Germany, in the assurance department. He earned his bachelor of business administration from Pforzheim University, Germany, and holds the professional designation of a chartered professional accountant (CPA, CGA), and he is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada. Mr. Lichtenwald has had extensive experience as a controller and CFO of numerous publicly traded and private corporations in several industries.

Alex Klenman


Mr. Klenman brings over 30 years of business development, finance, marketing, media, and corporate communications experience. He has held senior management and board positions in both the public and private sectors and currently sits on the boards of multiple public companies. Prior to 2012, Mr. Klenman also served as a communications consultant for several TSX Venture-listed resource companies, including Roxgold Inc., Integra Gold, Forum Uranium, Midnight Sun Mining, and others. In addition, Mr. Klenman also spent 10 years in broadcasting, which included notable board positions with CKVU Television in Vancouver and Canwest Pacific Television. He is also currently president and chief executive officer of Nexus Gold Corp. and Azincourt Energy Corp.

Dave Antony


Dave has over 25 years of experience assisting companies in structuring transactions, accessing capital, and corporate governance. Dave has been involved as an officer and director of many private and public companies. Dave has been involved in various industries, including daily fantasy sports, digital media contests, and consulting services companies.

Scott Seguin


Scott has over 25 years of experience as a new venture start-up entrepreneur, successful business owner, and consultant focused on finance, streamlining operations, and business strategy. He has built up and sold several businesses involved in the hemp industry, the finance industry, and the construction industry. Scott obtained his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta and has an MBA from the University of Calgary.