Herr Nick Pateras
Managing Director Europe, Materia Ventures
Nick Pateras is Managing Director, Europe at Materia Ventures, a manufacturer and distributor of medical cannabis and CBD products across the burgeoning European market.
Previously, Nick served as Vice President, Strategy at Lift & Co., Canada’s leading cannabis education and insights platform. During his time with Lift & Co., Nick led the growth of the company’s four P&Ls, including the launch of the CannSell training program, which was selected by the Government of Ontario as the exclusive, mandatory certifier of all cannabis retail employees in the province. Nick also supported the company’s go-public transaction to the TSXV in 2018.
Prior to joining Lift & Co., Nick spent several years in the consumer packaged goods sector with Johnson & Johnson Inc, managing various category-leading OTC and Health & Beauty businesses. His background in healthcare led him to make the professional move into cannabis, having long advocated for recognition of its many medical applications.