4Front Hires Human Performance Director to Boost Leadership and Employee Development


Alicia mandel brings over 30 years of experience developing scalable talent development programs for organizations such as American Express, Phoenix University, and the American Olympic Committee

VANCOUVER and PHOENIX, AZ, October 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / – 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) (“4 Before“or the”Society“) hired Alicia mandel as the first Chief Human Performance Officer of 4Front. His addition to the team reinforces 4Front’s commitment to developing high caliber talent and attracting the best people from inside and outside the cannabis industry.

“I am very happy to welcome Alicia to the 4Front family”, CEO of 4Front Josh Rosen noted. “I know executives who have taken her leadership development program and after contacting her it quickly became clear that we have a common belief in what it means to develop great talent. 4Front will benefit immensely from his innovative thinking on what effective leadership looks like. and his experience in building a scalable talent infrastructure for organizations such as Citi and the US Olympic Committee. “

Ms. Mandel comes to 4Front with three decades of experience in corporate training and employee engagement. She has held positions at American Express, Apollo Education Group /Phoenix University, the US Olympic Committee and Citi, among others. As a consultant, she has also worked with companies such as Oracle, Adobe, Nike and Microsoft, on executive coaching, team development and the alignment of a company’s human strategy with its business strategy. .

“While my consulting business was growing, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create an industry-leading executive and employee development program in a company that is leading the way in a whole new world. industry, ”Ms. Mandel said. “I look forward to developing the leadership capacity of 4Front and helping to create a strong and deep talent pool, as well as fostering an intentional culture that will create an environment where people can succeed while also propelling the organization. towards its business objectives. “

Alicia Mandel’s Biography
Ms. Mandel spent the first 17 years of her career in New York City working for two large financial organizations and learning “the right and wrong way of doing things,” she says. She began her career at what was then Citibank, becoming one of the first employees of the bank’s new corporate training department. As Citi’s Head of Learning and Development, she helped develop the bank’s training capabilities to support talent development across its global footprint. After Citi, she spent 10 years at American Express in a variety of HR roles in business functions, eventually obtaining the title of Director of Employee Engagement. Later, the US Olympic Committee hired her to build “Olympic University,” which was an internal and external leadership learning and development program designed to develop leadership skills within the committee and all national sports governing bodies. After successfully developing this program, she was asked to join USOC full-time as the Acting Director of Human Resources. She also worked for a high-growth startup, spending three years building a scalable talent infrastructure for Asurion, which grew from 500 employees to 5,000 during her tenure. Most recently, Ms. Mandel served as Director of Learning for Apollo Education Group, the best-known for-profit education company for the Phoenix University. She is also a successful business owner, having co-founded Medius Advisory Group in 2016 to provide corporate clients with leadership training and team development services. Its clients include Adobe, Microsoft, Nike and Oracle. Mrs Mandel lives in Phoenix.

About 4Front Ventures Corp.
4Front is a cannabis company built for long-term success and built on proven large-scale operational capabilities, experienced and committed leadership, a strategic asset base and a commitment to attract talent. From plant genetics to the cannabis retail experience, the 4Front team applies its expertise across the entire value chain. 4Front has invested heavily to bring together a comprehensive collection of management skills and practical operational expertise to capitalize on the unique growth opportunity offered by the increased legalization of cannabis. For more information, visit the 4Front website.

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