About Our Team

The Founders

The founding team has deep pharmaceutical, biological, and chemical knowledge, and the ability to quickly scale up ultra-high functional technical and field teams. Experience and execution in concert.

Julie Armstrong

CEO / Founder
Pharmacist, Cancer survivor, top S&P 50 career refugee, elected official, equestrian.  Laser focused and relentless.  Deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and medical sciences. Skilled at navigating government and regulatory environments. Working hard to apply Moore's to Maslow's.

James Stephens

CSO
James is one of the most highly capable, creative and mentally flexible polymaths in the cannabis space. He has an intimate knowledge of public health and current policy making. Coupled with an extensive background in the CPG industry, his experience perfectly aligns with our research to drive the future of consumer cannabis. His ability to execute scientific analysis is unparalleled, and his expertise is widely sought throughout the flavor, fragrance, food and beverage, CBD and cannabinoid space.

Brian Mitchell

COO
A veteran of scaling up Silicon Valley startups, Brian has an extensive background in Ops, People, HR, and Tech.He has managed and scaled multiple Software-as-a-service, DaaS, Iaas, and Enterprise Software Solutions in the B2B space, from rounds A to D. With Brian’s expertise, our ability to execute and scale, domestically and globally, is all but assured.

The Team

Rick Gilchrist

CDO
Experienced founder, mentor & data solutions architect with a demonstrated history of working in the Cannabis, BioMed, FinTech, Marcom, and HiTech services industries. Skilled in C-Level Management, Investors and Partnerships, Business Development Management, Strategic Leadership, and Fundraising.

Leighton Smith

CFO
Leighton is tenaciously performance-oriented with breadth and vision beyond the scope of core finance, enabling successful forays into the technology, business development, and sales areas. He possesses deep functional skills in finance, accounting, reporting, compliance, business planning, transformation and integration (M&A) which have been honed during his 20-year career in the Tech, Manufacturing, Banking, and Telco industries. holding roles at top-management level.

Glenn Harless

CIO
Glenn is a visionary IT guru offering extensive experience in design and user experience innovation. He has an expansive history of leading the development of diverse, bleeding-edge technology projects. He has deep core competencies in conceptualizing, building and optimizing web-based and mobile applications, digital content development, social media design, digital video production, and voice-driven interactivity.
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