Our Management Team is comprised of genuinely Clever minds.

Liam Tayler
President, Founder

Liam Tayler

Created North America’s first range of Haskap berry products in two separate product categories; a grocery product line including condiments and juices, and a premium health powder ingredient. Tayler has 20 years of product launches; 6 years in novel food. Tayler drives Business Development and Product & Regulatory Management.

Liam created North America’s first range of Haskap berry products in two separate product categories; a grocery product line including condiments and juices, and a premium health powder ingredient. Tayler has 20 years of product launches; 6 years in novel food. Tayler drives Business Development and Product & Regulatory Management.
Dr. Stephen Ewart
Science & Product Development Lead

Dr. Stephen Ewart

Dr. Stephen Ewart has over 20 years of experience in the discovery and commercialization of nutraceutical ingredients, including serving as the original Director of Biology at Ocean Nutrition purchased by Royal DSM for $540m. Ewart acts as Science & Product Development Lead.

Dr. Stephen Ewart has over 20 years of experience in the discovery and commercialization of nutraceutical ingredients, including serving as the original Director of Biology at Ocean Nutrition purchased by Royal DSM for $540m. Ewart acts as Science & Product Development Lead.
Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe

Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe is a professor and the Killam Chair of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Dalhousie University. His research interests are medicinal biochemistry of phytochemicals; disease-fighting properties of plant flavonoids and their analogues; polyphenol micronutrients of cool climate fruits and disease prevention. In addition, he is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of value-added health food and food ingredients, natural food additives, functional foods, natural health products, shelf life and quality, and other horticultural bio-products. Rupasinghe is the Chief Science Advisor of Clever.

Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe is a professor and the Killam Chair of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at Dalhousie University. His research interests are medicinal biochemistry of phytochemicals; disease-fighting properties of plant flavonoids and their analogues; polyphenol micronutrients of cool climate fruits and disease prevention. In addition, he is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of value-added health food and food ingredients, natural food additives, functional foods, natural health products, shelf life and quality, and other horticultural bio-products. Rupasinghe is the Chief Science Advisor of Clever.
Gerard Wadden
VP Finance

Gerard Wadden

Gerard Wadden spent 5-years at ImmunoVaccine (now “IMV Inc. - Nasdaq: IMV”) as Controller and Research Funding Coordinator and has 20 years investing in start-up companies, including their funding strategies, raising capital and managing company’s spend programs. Wadden acts as the company’s VP of Finance.

Gerard Wadden spent 5-years at ImmunoVaccine (now “IMV Inc. - Nasdaq: IMV”) as Controller and Research Funding Coordinator and has 20 years investing in start-up companies, including their funding strategies, raising capital and managing company’s spend programs. Wadden acts as the company’s VP of Finance.
Sean Sears
Executive Chairman, Co-Founder

Sean Sears

Sean Sears is a veteran executive having spent 11-years with Accenture and worked on numerous start-up innovation projects since 1995, with 3 exits; including a $23m technology company exit. He has spent +9 years creating healthier products by leveraging natural ingredients and fermentation processes.

Sean Sears is a veteran executive having spent 11-years with Accenture and worked on numerous start-up innovation projects since 1995, with 3 exits; including a $23m technology company exit. He has spent +9 years creating healthier products by leveraging natural ingredients and fermentation processes.
Jaclyn Saunders
Program Manager & Marketing

Jaclyn Saunders

Jaclyn brings a decade of experience in marketing, finance, and methodology training. Saunders leads the company's Program Management & Marketing activities.

Jaclyn brings a decade of experience in marketing, finance, and methodology training. Saunders leads the company's Program Management & Marketing activities.