John Philpott

Consults with physicians, hospital administrators, government officials, and private clinic owners

As president and CEO of Canabo Medical Corp, John led the executive team through a successful public listing for Canabo ( TSX.V:CMC ) followed by managing the merger of Canabo with Aleafia Health Inc TSX.V:ALEF ) in a transaction valued at $40 million resulting in combined operation with a market cap over $200 million at the close of the merger.

John has become a leading expert in the field of medical marijuana products, the regulatory process and the supply channel from licensed producers to end-user patients. Canabo was a venture-backed company with the objective of becoming a leading clinic operation in Canada for the education of physicians, diagnosis and prescription fulfillment for medical marijuana patients; and to develop a leading patient research database to support the proliferation of medical marijuana products. In less than 2 years John scaled the company from 1 Toronto clinic with 2 part-time physicians to 24 clinics across Canada, 140 recruited physicians supported by a national call center.

Born and raised in Newfoundland, John graduated from Memorial University in St. John’s NFLD with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 after completing a three-year Petroleum Engineering Technology program at the Cabot Institute of Applied Engineer Science. He worked as an engineer in Canada, the U.S., and overseas before founding CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. in 1997

Key Points

  • Associate recruiter staff have successfully placed and managed career transitions for thousands of doctors.
  • Consults with physicians, hospital administrators, government officials, and private clinic owners.
  • Skilled mediator and negotiator
  • Works with Medical Advisory Committees (MAC) and physicians, dealing with contract disputes, behavioural issues, and management disputes.


  • Canadian Management Consultant (CMC)
  • CMC Board Member
  • Halifax Club Board Member
  • East Hants Sportsplex Board Member

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