Fata & Associates, Inc.
Mike Fata is the Founder of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. From 1998-2016, Mike ran all aspects of the company as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Previously, he spent five years in extensive studies of diet and nutrition as he made the life changing decision to lose over 100lbs and go from 300lbs to his current 190lbs. This remarkable accomplishment has given him an excellent knowledge of human anatomy, diet and nutrition.
Mike has won numerous business awards including Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2004), Socially Responsible Business Award (2006), Company of the Year (2010), CHFA Organic Achievement Award (2010), Spirit of Winnipeg (2014), CME Emerging Business Award (2014), EY Entrepreneur of the Year (2014), MFPA Presidents Award(2016) and OTA Organic Rising Star Award (2016). As well, he guided Manitoba Harvest to be on the Profit 100 list of fastest growing companies in Canada for five consecutive years. In July 2015, Mike guided a majority sale of Manitoba Harvest to The Compass Group with an enterprise value of $132 million dollars. In February 2019, Mike helped guide Manitoba Harvest acquisition by Tilray for $419 million dollars.
Mike has been on television, radio and quoted in newspapers and magazines countless times regarding hemp foods, nutrition and sustainable business. Mike is also currently Chairman of the Board of Sol Cuisine and Chairman of the Board of Om Organic Mushrooms. Mike has served as Chairman of the CHFA Board for the past year and in the past has served on the CHFA Food and Organics Advisory Council. With 20 years of experience running one of the largest health food companies in Canada and over 20 years of non-profit board experience, Mike believes he can continue to play a significant role as a CHFA board member.