Elixinol, a global hemp derived CBD brand, has named Tom Siciliano as the organization’s new CEO Americas, effective immediately. Siciliano is charged with leading Elixinol’s refined strategy on hemp-derived CBD in the Americas.
“We are delighted to appoint a leader with Tom’s strategic, financial, operational and sales experience,” said Stratos Karousos, Elixinol Group CEO. “Elixinol, like the rest of the world, is currently navigating uncertain times. We are confident in Tom’s leadership and ability to drive growth, including through our rebranded health and wellness products, while also helping to execute on our commitment to provide shareholders a return on investment.”
Siciliano has an extensive background in the cannabis industry. In his most recent role, Siciliano was president of Nutritional High International Inc. a vertically integrated cannabis manufacturing and distribution company with operations in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California. Before Nutritional High, Siciliano served as president and chief financial officer for Canna Security America, where he turned the company into the second largest security company within the cannabis industry.
“I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to join the Elixinol team and work to grow the reach of our CBD products,” Siciliano said. “I believe in this industry and the importance cannabis plays in health and wellness and our regional economy.”
Siciliano has also served in senior executive roles within startup companies, private equity firms and public Fortune 500 companies, where he successfully orchestrated several turnaround results. Siciliano is also a published author and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbus University.