Advent International — The New York private equity firm named William Johnson an operating partner. Johnson is the former chairman, chief executive and president of H.J. Heinz Co. Ltd. He will work closely with Advent’s retail team to source investment opportunities in the consumer sector, namely focusing on food and packaged goods.

Cannabis Sativa Inc.(OTCQB: CBDS) — Gary Johnson, the former two-term Governor of New Mexico and the Libertarian party's 2012 nominee for president, has been named CEO of the Mesquite, Nevada, company. Steve Kubby, the 1998 Libertarian Party of California candidate for California Governor, was named chairman. Kubby co-founded Kush Inc., a cannabis research company, which was acquired by Cannabis Sativia in late June.

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