Michael Cammarata, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Michael became President and CEO of Neptune Wellness Solutions in July 2019. Michael is the founder of Random Occurrence, a venture capital and private equity firm. He invested in and cofounded Schmidt’s Naturals, one of the world’s fastest growing wellness brands, leading it from fledgling start-up to acquisition in 2017 by Unilever and onto record breaking growth in 2018. He remained CEO of Schmidt’s Naturals until June 2019, leading its rapid expansion into new and innovative products, retailers and global markets.

Michael is a new breed of unconventional CEO with a personal mission to invest and scale companies globally that will make sustainable innovation and modern wellness solutions accessible to the world. He believes that natural products are the future and that every person deserves natural products that work and minimize their harm to people, the planet and animals.

Through all his investments, Michael is looking toward future technologies, including AI and machine learning to create stronger connections and personalized products for customers. He is a passionate advocate for plant-based solutions a leader for sustainability and has pushed for an end to animal testing in cosmetics. Raised in New York, Michael’s dyslexia made school challenging, but that perspective allowed him to identify opportunities others missed. He became a technology and marketing wunderkind by his mid-teens. He rapidly gained a reputation as an innovative entrepreneur.

Randy Weaver, Interim Chief Financial Officer

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Randy Weaver is Neptune’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Working closely with other members of Neptune’s Leadership Team, Mr. Weaver is responsible for improving Neptune's cost structure and unlocking areas of opportunity within the Company to deliver profitable growth across our brand units. 

Mr. Weaver has a successful track record of leading numerous CPG companies as a senior executive, bringing the knowledge and experience to help Neptune build a solid foundation of growth. Mr. Weaver was previously the President and Chief Financial Officer of Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAII), where he coordinated a turnaround plan involving substantial cost cutting, restructured the management team and calmed an unsettled customer and investor base, ultimately generating substantial stock appreciation and sustainable profit.  Prior to that role, Mr. Weaver organized and spearheaded the growth of a U.S. food manufacturer from $50 million to $700 million in sales as the Chief Financial Officer.

John Wirt, Executive Vice-President, General Counsel

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John Wirt is Neptune’s General Counsel, leading our internal legal department.  His extensive legal experience in highly-regulated global industries combined with his significant financial acumen as a CPA and experience as Audit Chair of a public company, makes him uniquely suited to build and direct an industry-leading legal department for Neptune that will take the company into the future. 

Mr. Wirt comes to Neptune Wellness from Epic Sports & Entertainment, a boxing promotions company, where he served as President and General Counsel.  Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for Square Ring, Inc., a global sports promotion company.

Mr. Wirt began his legal career as an associate at Jenner & Block and followed that as an associate at Sidley & Austin.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts, graduating magna cum laude from Knox College, and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, where he earned his Jurisprudence degree.  Mr. Wirt served on the Board of Directors for Interactive Television Networks, a NASDAQ listed public company, where he also served as Chair of the Audit Committee.  Mr. Wirt is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Jessica Adkins, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Communications

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Jessica Adkins, our Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, is responsible for developing and leading a best-in-class communications strategy for Neptune, including driving engagement with external stakeholders, building the company’s corporate reputation and ensuring Neptune's growth story is echoed throughout the industry.

Ms. Adkins brings deep expertise in leading external and internal communications programs across public and private food & beverage and CPG companies. Prior to joining Neptune Wellness, Ms. Adkins built and oversaw the Company Affairs team at Amy's Kitchen, leading external and internal communications, employer brand and community engagement for the organic food manufacturer. She also held multiple roles with increasing responsibility at Anheuser-Busch InBev, including leading many of the strategic communications efforts during the integration and combination with SABMiller and later serving as Head of Communications and Better World for APAC South. Ms. Adkins began her career at Grayling, a Public Affairs consultancy, providing strategic advice and facilitating stakeholder engagement for CPG clients navigating the European Union. 

Ms. Adkins holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York, a Master's Degree from ISMaPP (Higher Institute for Political & Public Management) in Belgium and a Bachelor's Degree from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Emily Fletty, Vice-President, Human Resources

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Emily Fletty is Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for leading the development of our HR team and overall people strategy at Neptune.

Ms. Fletty comes to Neptune from Parallel, a vertically integrated US cannabis company, where she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Parallel, Ms. Fletty worked as the Head of Talent Management for Centrica North America (Operating in the US as Direct Energy). Prior to joining Direct Energy, she was the Region Learning Director for the Eastern Hemisphere of BP Upstream. Prior to BP, Ms. Fletty worked for BG Group – formerly part of Centrica. 

Ms. Fletty graduated from the University of Colorado with an MS in Business Management with a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her BS degree is in Human Resources and Management.

Additionally, Ms. Fletty currently serves on the Advisory Board of the TECO Energy Center for Leadership at the University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business and as a volunteer HR Advisor for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast.