Nick Pateras is Managing Director, Europe at Materia Ventures, where he oversees Materia’s commercial strategy and operations. Materia Ventures is 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. An early stage employee, he helped scale the company to over sixty people, including a go-public transaction on the TSXV and securing numerous government contracts.
Prior to his time in cannabis, Nick spent several years in the pharmaceutical 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.