Brendan Kennedy net worth and biography

Brendan Kennedy Biography and Net Worth

CEO of Tilray

Brendan Kennedy is the CEO of Canadian cannabis and pharmaceutical company, Tilray, a position he’s held since the company’s founding in 2013. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings. 

Under Kennedy’s leadership, Tilray pioneered numerous industry firsts, including becoming the first GMP-certified medical cannabis producer in North America, the first cannabis company to debut on a major U.S. stock exchange, and the first Canadian cannabis company to legally export medical cannabis to the U.S. for a clinical trial. 

In December 2020, Tilray merged with Canadian marijuana company—Aphria—to become the largest cannabis company in the world by revenue. The merged company retained the Tilray name and stock ticker symbol, with Kennedy sitting on the new business’ board of directors. 

Kennedy entered the cannabis industry in 2011 when he co-founded Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm to invest exclusively in legal cannabis where he was also CEO and executive chairman. With Kennedy heading Privateer, the firm raised over $200 million to construct a multinational portfolio of cannabis businesses, including Tilray.

Prior to Privateer and Tilray, Kennedy was the COO and managing director at SVB Analytics, a company focused on valuation services and corporate equity administration software for private technology and life science companies. At SVB Analytics, Kennedy completed over 350 client valuations for private companies, helped grow annual revenue from $0 to over $8 million, and expanded the client list from 0 to over 3000. 

Kennedy holds an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, an M.S. in engineering from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from the University of California. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Maria. 

What is Brendan Kennedy's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Brendan Kennedy is at least $20.84 million as of September 6th, 2022. Mr. Kennedy owns 6,924,196 shares of Tilray stock worth more than $20,841,830 as of September 29th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Kennedy may own. Learn More about Brendan Kennedy's net worth.

How old is Brendan Kennedy?

Mr. Kennedy is currently 46 years old. There are 2 older executives and no younger executives at Tilray. Learn More on Brendan Kennedy's age.

What is Brendan Kennedy's salary?

As the CEO of Tilray Inc, Mr. Kennedy earned a total compensation package of $6,458,729.00 in 2021. Mr. Kennedy earned a salary of $192,353.00, and other compensation of $6,266,375.00. Learn More on Brendan Kennedy's salary.

How do I contact Brendan Kennedy?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Kennedy and other Tilray executives is 1100 MAUGHAN ROAD, NANAIMO A1, V9X 1J2. Tilray can also be reached via phone at 206-432-9325. Learn More on Brendan Kennedy's contact information.

Has Brendan Kennedy been buying or selling shares of Tilray?

During the past quarter, Brendan Kennedy has sold $2,208,500.00 in shares of Tilray stock. Most recently, Brendan Kennedy sold 350,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.22, for a transaction totalling $1,127,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,924,196 shares of the company's stock, valued at $22,295,911.12. Learn More on Brendan Kennedy's trading history.

Who are Tilray's active insiders?

Tilray's insider roster includes Brendan Kennedy (CEO), and Carl Merton (CFO). Learn More on Tilray's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Tilray?

During the last year, insiders at the sold shares 2 times. They sold a total of 700,000 shares worth more than $2,208,500.00. The most recent insider tranaction occured on September, 6th when Director Brendan Kennedy sold 350,000 shares worth more than $1,127,000.00. Insiders at Tilray own 3.2 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Tilray.

Information on this page was last updated on 9/6/2022.

Brendan Kennedy Insider Trading History at Tilray

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
9/6/2022Sell350,000$3.22$1,127,000.006,924,196View SEC Filing Icon  
7/5/2022Sell350,000$3.09$1,081,500.007,624,196View SEC Filing Icon  
8/4/2021Sell300,000$14.08$4,224,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/15/2021Sell300,000$14.67$4,401,000.008,950,485View SEC Filing Icon  
6/17/2021Sell400,000$17.97$7,188,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/5/2020Sell400,000$7.43$2,972,000.009,992,300View SEC Filing Icon  
10/16/2020Sell400,000$5.60$2,240,000.0010,665,087View SEC Filing Icon  
10/14/2020Sell400,000$5.83$2,332,000.0011,465,087View SEC Filing Icon  
9/23/2020Sell500,000$4.89$2,445,000.004,077,466View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2020Sell500,000$5.01$2,505,000.004,077,466View SEC Filing Icon  
7/16/2020Sell116,668$7.69$897,176.924,193,556View SEC Filing Icon  
7/14/2020Sell116,666$7.42$865,661.724,193,556View SEC Filing Icon  
6/18/2020Sell350,000$8.20$2,870,000.004,515,127View SEC Filing Icon  
6/16/2020Sell116,666$8.34$972,994.444,515,127View SEC Filing Icon  
2/13/2020Sell100,000$16.28$1,628,000.004,696,333View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2020Sell100,000$16.40$1,640,000.004,666,740View SEC Filing Icon  
12/11/2019Sell100,000$18.30$1,830,000.00153,303View SEC Filing Icon  
4/2/2019Sell106,109$63.44$6,731,554.96View SEC Filing Icon  
1/24/2019Sell149,916$74.21$11,125,266.36View SEC Filing Icon  
7/23/2018Buy14,706$17.00$250,002.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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Brendan Kennedy Buying and Selling Activity at Tilray

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Tilray Company Overview

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Tilray, Inc. engages in the research, cultivation, processing, and distribution of medical cannabis. The company offers its products in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, and South Africa. Tilray, Inc. is headquartered in Nanaimo, Canada.
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