Technology Capital Markets veteran Tom Liston has joined Vancouver’s CubicFarm Systems as Vice President (VP) of Corporate Development.
CubicFarms has developed fully automated technology that empowers farmers to provide independent local food access, maximize crop yields, and reduce environmental costs.
Liston is a technology investor, advisor, and a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years of experience in capital markets. He’s the founder of Water Street Corp and currently serves on several boards of directors for public and private technology companies including WELL Health (TSX: WELL) and Tantalus Systems (TSX.V: GRID).
“My focus is working with disruptive technology companies in sectors with compelling macro tailwinds, which has resulted in the delivery of strong returns for shareholders. I was drawn to CubicFarms because the Company’s best-in-class indoor growing technologies uniquely fit this theme,” said Tom Liston.
This is the second high profile hire at CubicFarms in 2021. Last month Edoardo De Martin left Microsoft Vancouver to join the agricultural technology company as the new Chief Technology Officer.
That move reinforced CubicFarms’ thesis that the future of farming is tech-driven through automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). In addition to serving as GM at Microsoft Vancouver, De Martin was the development lead for the groundbreaking Hololens.
Liston’s hire confirms that CubicFarms is serious about delivering value to shareholders, including Ospraie Ag Science which owns just over 20% of the company.
“Tom is a capital markets veteran in technology with proven experience identifying under-recognized companies and assisting in unlocking value for shareholders. He’s uniquely experienced to work with a disruptive technology company of our size on the journey to achieve industry leadership,” said Dave Dinesen, CEO, CubicFarm Systems.