Nicole Wicker Takes Reins at Altopa as Chief Executive Officer

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The Altopa, Inc. Board of Directors has appointed Nicole Wicker as its Chief Executive Officer to lead the commercialization of the Oblend.

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Altopa, Inc. CEO Nicole Wicker

Altopa has that rare combination of a passionate target consumer base, a disruptive product, multiple recurring revenue streams, and an amazingly talented team. I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Company through its next phase of growth.

Altopa, Inc. is pleased to confirm today that its Board of Directors has appointed Nicole Wicker as its Chief Executive Officer to lead the commercialization of the Oblend, a patented countertop device that enables consumers to access, personalize, and create a wide range of plant-based health and wellness products, including and especially cannabinoids.

Ms. Wicker is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of working with high-growth healthcare and technology companies. She brings a unique mix of leadership, operational experience, technical knowledge, and passion for the customer. Ms. Wicker has provided executive leadership to a number of early and growth-stage technology companies. Under her leadership as CFO and interim CEO, medical device company, TearScience, was recognized as the fastest growing company in North Carolina and acquired by Johnson & Johnson.

“Altopa is uniquely positioned to provide the perfect solution for clinics, dispensaries, and even consumers wanting access to safe, consistent and reliable alternatives to common over-the-counter and prescription medications, customizable to their individual needs, wants and conditions,” said Ms. Wicker, Chief Executive Officer of Altopa. “With the growing awareness of the unintended effects of opioids and other pharmaceuticals, mainstream consumers are increasingly turning to more natural solutions. Altopa has that rare combination of a passionate target consumer base, a disruptive product, multiple recurring revenue streams, and an amazingly talented team. I’m excited for the opportunity to lead the Company through its next phase of growth.”

“At White Sheep, our philosophy is to work with good people, and Nicole is a seasoned leader with a long and directly relevant history of experience,” said Hamish Sutherland, Board member and CEO of White Sheep, Corp, an Altopa investor. “We applaud the team for the considerable progress to date and for the strong leadership demonstrated by this change which we believe even better positions the Company for ongoing success.”

Ms. Wicker, a healthcare veteran, has served as Altopa’s Chief Financial Officer since co-founding the Company in March of 2016 with Matt Wilson, Altopa’s prior CEO. Mr. Wilson will remain actively involved in the leadership of the Company as its Chief Experience Officer with a critical focus on customer evangelism, partner experience, and product strategy & vision. The Company has commenced a search for a Financial Controller.

About Altopa, Inc.
Altopa’s mission is to empower wellness through nature, science and technology. Founded in 2016, Seattle-based Altopa, Inc. has pioneered the first consumer device capable of precision blending essential oils and other botanical extracts for use in home health and wellness applications. With the Oblend platform, anyone can easily find the right formulation for their need, experience predictable effects, and reliably customize and replicate proven botanical and essential oil-based solutions for a wide range of wellness benefits.

For more information, visit http://www.oblend.com/
For media resources (Oblend images and video) visit: http://www.oblend.com/press/

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