President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert Fireman is an attorney, entrepreneur, and builder of new and innovative businesses across a variety of industries. Mr. Fireman has been instrumental in the development of the Company's business, strategic planning, and management team.
Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer
Jon Levine is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of management experience in finance, HR, real estate development, and acquisitions. Mr. Levine worked for over 17 years for Equity Industrial Partners Corp. in MA, a commercial real estate development company that has managed and sold over 50 million square feet in the US.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Finnie most recently was Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at Roth Capital Partners, covering consumer health and wellness, specifically focusing on cannabis. He has over 25 years' experience as an analyst and investor in emerging technology and energy companies. Finnie was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of EFW Partners, a Bay Area venture capital firm. Previously, Mr. Finnie was a General Partner at Crosslink Capital, Inc. where he managed both public and private investments in technology companies. Prior to that, Finnie was a General Partner and Senior Research Analyst at Volpe Welty & Company, which was acquired by Prudential Securities. He led the Internet research practice, and was involved in over 50 IPOs and other liquidity events. Early in his career he was a reporter at both the New York Times and Time magazine. He has been quoted in The Wall St. Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily and numerous other publications.
Mr. Finnie has served on the Board of Directors of more than a dozen companies, primarily in the technology and clean energy sectors.
Mr. Finnie received a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and an AB in Politics from Princeton with a minor in Near Eastern Studies.
Dr. Jokūbas Žiburku
Chief Innovation Officer
Dr. Žiburkus is well established as a global thought leader and expert on the health effects of compounds found in cannabis and hemp. An award-winning professor of neuroscience for the last decade at the University of Houston, he has more than 25 years of biomedical training and expertise and has educated over 500+ physicians and nurses around the globe in the last three years. He has had over 30 peer-reviewed articles published on the topics of epilepsy and neurological disorders and taught the University of Houston’s and Texas’s first graduate seminar course on the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Žiburkus is also a highly valued featured speaker across the world on the effects of cannabinoids on human health, wellness, and lifestyle.