Board of Directors

Paul Pathak


Paul Pathak is a partner at Chitiz Pathak LLP, a Toronto law firm. Paul practices principally in the areas of corporate, securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial law. He represents and provides sophisticated guidance to private and public corporate clients in a broad range of industries, including mining, technology, cannabis, manufacturing, venture capital and merchant banking.

Ben Ward


Ben leads all facets of the company’s operations, including its strategic direction and execution, finance and industry relations. He brings extensive domestic and global experience in business development, infrastructure development and capital markets to his leadership of Wayland. Ben holds a BA from Heritage College and an MBA from Bradford University School of Management (England), the latter with a dual concentration in Operations and Finance.

Gerhard Müller


Past audit partner of Ernst and Young’s German practice, responsible partner for the Technology, Media & Entertainment sector at Ernst & Young for the Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA) Region. A Certified Public Auditor and Tax consultant, Mr. Müller studied economics and English in Munich and Manchester (UK). He left Ernst & Young in 2013 and has been working in his own practice since then. Since July 1, 2013, Mr. Müller has also been deputy chairman of m4e AG, a German listed media company. Gerhard is an independent member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Michael Stein


Michael Stein currently acts as a financial consultant and advises clients on various matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, corporate financings, re-organizations and restructurings. Mr. Stein is currently the President, Secretary and director of Applied Inventions Management Corp. (“AIM”), and the President and director of WFE Investments Corp., a secured shareholder of AIM. Mr. Stein is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Danbel Ventures Inc. and is a former director and V.P. Corporate Affairs of Danbel Industries Corporation. Prior to his role with Danbel Industries Corporation, Mr. Stein served as Director U.S. Money Markets for a federally chartered Canadian Trust Company and prior thereto was a Senior Institutional Money Banker for a Savings & Loan Association based in Long Beach, California. Mr. Stein majored in economics and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from York University.

Dr. Eric Silver


With extensive experience using medical cannabis to treat chronic pain, Dr. Silver co-founded L.E. Medical in 2002, a nutraceutical and natural health supplement company. Dr. Silver is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Teacher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, with a focused practice in interventional pain management.

Clay Horner


Clay Horner is a principal of HBH Strategic Advisors which consults on significant business and corporate matters for several large private equity firms and domestic and international corporations. Until February 2018, Clay was a senior partner of law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. His practice included many of Canada’s most significant M&A transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $300 billion over the past 25 years, including landmark Canadian transactions and cross border transactions with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, China, Russia and South Africa. He was the Chairman of Osler and Chairman of the Business Law Department for almost two decades. In 2011, he was named one of the 15 most influential M&A lawyers in the world by the International Bar Association. He has a BA from Queens University, an LLB from the University of Toronto Law School and an LLM from the Harvard Law School.

Rudi Hilti


Rudi Hilti is an entrepreneur and a visionary from the Principality of Liechtenstein, a German speaking microstate in Central Europe. Rudi is a global citizen, a responsible optimist and a change maker who invests his financial and emotional resources exclusively into passion projects that help to make the world a sustainable and better place genuinely. Rudi’s experience includes co-founding of the HUS Institute, a global think tank and Deals Advisory with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Zurich. Rudi holds a Master of Finance and Accounting from HSG in Switzerland.