Visionaries, leaders, natural health advocates, team players and innovators, who are fun, ethical people.

These are the people we are proud to call members of the Elixinol family.  Each team member plays an integral role in the fulfillment of our vision.

Our culture drives us to build lifelong relationships and to deliver world-class experiences. Together, we are focused on maintaining our industry leadership and making a positive impact in the world.

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Paul Benhaim

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Elixinol Global

Paul Benhaim is one of the most respected pioneers in the hemp industry having been involved since 1993. He is the founder of world recognized Hemp Foods Australia…

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Leif Harrison

CEO Americas

Leif Harrison is responsible for nurturing Elixinol’s new and established business relationships and helping the company achieve greater visibility in the marketplace…

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Greg Smith

Chief Information Officer of Elixinol Global

Greg Smith oversees every aspect of IT for the companies under Elixinol Global’s umbrella, including Elixinol US, Elixinol Global, and Elixinol Europe.

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Mark Roper

Vice President of Sales

Mark Roper, Elixinol’s Vice President of Sales, is a motivational leader who is passionate about mentoring and managing his sales team and broker networks across the US…

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Patrick Lawler

National Accounts Manager

Patrick Lawler manages Elixinol US’s accounts nationwide. With nearly two decades’ experience leading successful sales teams, Patrick is an energetic team builder…

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David Newman

Co-Founder and Director of Co-Branding and Bulk Sales

As a securities trader in the high-stress world of finance, David Newman sought physical therapy from Gabriel Ettenson. After using Whole Body Vibration to rehabilitate his back and neck…

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Joy Beckerman

Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison

Joy Beckerman, who has been involved in the hemp industries for over a quarter of a century, is a powerhouse leader…

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Dr Philip Blair - CBD expert

Phillip Blair, M.D.


Col. Philip Blair, M.D. (U.S. Army retired) is a family physician providing disease management for small-business employees in several states. He graduated from West Point in 1972…

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