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Jeff

Co-FOUNDER

Jeff has built and internationalised businesses and brands across the cannabis, technology, media and telecom sectors in Europe and America.  

Most recently Jeff worked with BotanicaSeattle to launch Mr Moxey’s Mints into the UK (CBD) and California (THC and CBD), he also supported the launch of Austin and Kat CBD to the UK.

As VP and GM of Digital at Disney, Jeff launched multiple US brands and services into the UK and Europe ranging from Consumer Products to Social Games, Mobile Apps and Parenting Portals.  Often in ambiguous regulatory and emotive consumer categories. Key to success has been proactively managing regulatory, media, retailer and consumer stakeholders.

As a consultant Jeff has worked with diverse clients including Apple, Orange and Blackberry to internationalise their businesses.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Shaan

Co-FOUNDER

Shaan is an entrepreneurial managing director and highly experienced board level strategist. Working with founders and investors to help build, shape and grow all aspects of creative and commercial development – driving innovation and managing growth.

He has extensive cross-sector experience of the global Agriculture, Media, Property, Leisure, Hospitality, and FMCG markets – from Tea plantations in India to Vineyards in Provence; Restaurants in Sub-Saharan Africa to Eco hotels in Asia.

He has worked with brands such as Roald Dahl, Six Senses Hotels, Selfridges, The Punch Pub Group, Hakkasan and The Rare Tea Company.


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Executive Advisory Board

Angus Rissik

As CEO of Dragonfly Biosciences, Angus oversaw their growth from a 12 ha to 420 ha grow, the establishment of an extraction facility and the launch of their DragonflyCBD brand of oils and tinctures. He was instrumental in securing distribution in nearly 1,000 Boots Pharmacies in the UK as well as many other partners. Prior to Dragonfly, Angus was head of Finance and Operations at ACN Wellness which ran an ecommerce operation across eighteen European countries.
Dan Gyves

Dan has worked in branded fashion wholesale for over twenty years. He is currently head of sales at Geox. Prior to this he ran global sales at mahabis, was managing director of two labels at Pentland Brands and CMO at Dr. Martens and Austin & Reed. At Pentland and through his own brand distribution ventures he has licensed and launched multiple fashion brands into Europe and the USA including Penguin, Vivo Barefoot and Speedo.