The Press Release
Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (“Neptune” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT), a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company focused on plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands, today announced it has appointed John Wirt as General Counsel.
As the Company’s General Counsel, Mr. Wirt will lead Neptune’s internal legal department, which includes recent hire, Senior Vice President, Compliance and Legal Affairs, Gary S. Kaminsky. Gary spent more than 30 years as a regulatory compliance attorney, including as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and as lead compliance counsel for multiple Multi-State Operators in the U.S. cannabis industry. Mr. Wirt comes to Neptune Wellness from Epic Sports & Entertainment, a boxing promotions company, where he served as President and General Counsel. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for Square Ring, Inc., a global sports promotion company.
“I am thrilled John is joining Neptune to lead our legal department, which was recently strengthened with the addition of Gary S. Kaminsky to build out the compliance processes required to operate in highly regulated industries such as food, beverages and cannabis” said Michael Cammarata, President and Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Wellness. “John’s extensive legal experience in highly-regulated global industries combined with his significant financial acumen as a CPA and experience as Audit Chair of a public company, make him uniquely suited to build and direct an industry-leading legal department that will take us into the future. Additionally, by bolstering our internal legal department, Neptune will realize significant efficiencies on external legal resources.”
Mr. Wirt began his legal career as an associate at Jenner & Block and followed that as an associate at Sidley & Austin. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, graduating magna cum laude from Knox College, and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois, where he earned his Jurisprudence degree. Mr. Wirt served on the Board of Directors for Interactive Television Networks, a NASDAQ listed public company, where he also served as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Wirt is also a Certified Public Accountant.