Andrew is the President and Founder of Quality Smart Solutions. His academic achievements include an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology from McMaster University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Strategic Management. Andrew has been in the Health products, Pharmaceutical and Consulting sector for 20+ years having had various roles in research, quality assurance and regulatory compliance for several of Canada’s largest companies. In the day-to-day activities at QSS (and the other divisions Quality IMPORT Solutions and Cannabis License Experts), Andrew focuses much of his time on business development strategies, sales and developing new partnerships in the various lines of business though he is involved in every facet of the company to this day. With his busy schedule he still takes the time to speak with and educate every client before they come onboard and ensure they are satisfied with every deliverable. He attends almost every tradeshow with his team walking the floor, educating companies in the regulations and establishing new relationships. He has a true passion for client and team satisfaction, continuous improvement and keeps a strong work ethic in every aspect of growing the business.
In his spare time (what he has left) he spends with his family and enjoys watching sci-fi TV shows with his son. He’s also a big wrestling fan. You might catch him on TV at ringside when a show comes to town!
Laila Darwish holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of Toronto, with additional accreditation earned through NSF-GFTC (Guelph University). She has over six years experience in Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, five of which were held at Body Plus Nutritional Products/Sonoma Nutraceuticals where she extensively advised on matters concerning, Product Licensing & Formulation, Quality Assurance, R&D, and Marketing Strategy/Risk Assessment for both distribution and manufacturing company divisions respectively. Laila works with many of our clients on the NHP licensing, Food & NHP Label compliance and TMAL registrations amongst others. Her extensive regulatory and quality knowledge coupled with her jovial spirit has been often commented by clients.
She will always make time to answer any question a client has. Laila is also an avid guitar player and collector with her collection of guitars approaching 30!
Tze Ren Tang
Tze Ren (TR as his teammates call him) completed his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at McMaster University. Tze Ren handles the information collection, NHP registrations and various business support activities. TR provides periodic suggestions and ideas, thinking outside the box to help in building better value and deliverables for our clients. In his time outside from work, TR is avid gamer and not just the old school controller kind of games. He plays virtual reality games! He also binge watches many of his TV series. Whatever you do, don’t mention Game of Thrones. His eyes will light up and he’ll talk for hours with you about his favourite show. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to tech. He also enjoys the outdoors travelling to various destinations (sometimes remote) across Canada.
Jalisa Wickett graduated from Sheridan College with a diploma in Arts and Science. After taking some time off to start a family, she nestled into the transport and logistics industry as a Customs Clearance Compliance agent, as well as performing other tasks related to accounting.
Jalisa has successfully attained approval for the CTPAT/PIP Certification for her previous company, as well as working with CBSA for the approval to be a CSA approved Carrier in a well-known company in the transport and logistics industry. In addition to this, she has also created a functioning filing system to support and maintain proper filing of CBSA approved documents to allow for fast and successful compliance audits among other distinctions in the field.
Jalisa helps with preparing Regulatory Specialists with all clerical functions to support a high level of client care and to enforce our standard of quality and attention to pristine client relations and working with the team to ensure absolute satisfaction from our clients.
Jalisa is a pet lover and enjoys doing crafts at home with her children, as well as physical fitness activities and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and children.