Author of the Billion Dollar Start-Up, Sébastien co-founded HEXO Corp. with one goal in mind: to create a world-class company based on the highest standards of product quality and safety. Since 2013, he has secured more than $650 million dollars in financing for the company. His leadership has been instrumental in navigating the company through regulatory, financing and start-up challenges on route to becoming the only significant licensed cannabis producer in Quebec and one of the largest in Canada. Through its hub and spoke business strategy, HEXO Corp. is partnering with Fortune 500 companies, bringing its brand value, cannabinoid isolation technology, licensed infrastructure, and regulatory expertise to established companies, leveraging their distribution networks and capacity. Sébastien holds an MBA in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal and completed his Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Ottawa in 18 months.
HEXO Corp is an award-winning consumer packaged goods cannabis company that creates and distributes innovative products to serve the global cannabis market. The Company serves the Canadian adult-use markets under its HEXO, HEXO Plus, Up, Original Stash and Bake Sale brands and the medical market under HEXO medical cannabis.
As one of the largest licensed cannabis companies in Canada, HEXO Corp operates with 2 million sq. ft of facilities in Ontario and Quebec.
Incorporated in 2013 under the name The Hydropothecary Corporation, the company was created to meet the needs of the Canadian medical cannabis market. With the advent of the legalized market in 2018, the company became HEXO Corp, for both adult-use (recreational) and medical markets.