OUR TEAM MEMBERS
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Founder and CEO
John Jezzini is an entrepreneur and has been a leading industrial designer for cultivation and distribution in the cannabis industry since 2009.
As CEO of GNS, he developed proprietary growing methodologies that allows for propagation of the strongest plants, largest yields and delivering market-leading profit margins in a highly competitive and fast-growing market.
Prior to founding Canna, Mr. Jezzini began his career in real estate where in 2001 he was a Senior Underwriter with Wells Fargo. After Wells Fargo, Mr. Jezzini joined Mortgage Store Financial as Director of Business Development where he was responsible for a national sales team of over 300 employees in the Retail and Wholesale divisions. As Director of Business
Development, Mr. Jezzini consistently exceeded annual quota requirements.
His experience in real estate and his drive to succeed led him to the founding of SolomonOne; a real estate development company formed in 2007 with his partners. SolomonOne specialized in residential and commercial properties, generating asset sales of over $200 million.
Mr. Cavan specializes in intellectual property with a focus toward entrepreneurial ventures.
Over the last six years, Mr. Cavan has worked extensively with medical marijuana establishments in California and Nevada with an array of legal issues including compliance issues, contract drafting, real property leasing, land use and federal forfeiture litigation. Through his work in the industry, Mr. Cavan has become a leading attorney with regards to the existing laws and legal hurdles facing medical marijuana establishments and the new laws and regulations which will shift to the marijuana business landscape.
Previously, Mr. Cavan has prosecuted over 100 trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as copyright applications through the U.S. Copyright Office, has litigated four cases in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and has litigated over twenty-five cases in the State and Federal Courts of California and Nevada on issues including, copyright infringement, insurance, rights of privacy and publicity, trademark infringement, employment issues, contract disputes, corporate dissolution, forfeiture and partnership.
John Cavan is an attorney and member of both the California and Nevada State Bars.
Executive VP , External Affairs
Mr. Ramirez is the Senior Advisor to Goldenboy Promotions and is the Co-Founder of O3 Biologics, an engineering company focused on bringing ozone based food and general disinfection systems to the burgeoning green marketing place. Prior to joining O3Biologics , Mr. Ramirez was a Managing Director/Partner at the Park Hill Group LLC, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, where he was responsible for marketing both private equity and hedge funds to a diverse group of investors including public and private pensions, consultants, endowments, foundations, insurance companies and family offices.
Mr. Ramirez was also a Managing Director at CH2M Hill, a Global Engineering Firm where he was responsible for Governmental Affairs. Mr. Ramirez began his career in Government working for various elected officials. He also served on the California Athletic Commission as Vice Chair and on the California World Trade Commission.
Previously Mr. Ramirez had a successful political career including both government positions and leading numerous successful political campaigns. In his governmental roles, Mr. Ramirez’s worked for California Governor Gray Davis, Los Angeles City Attorney James K. Hahn, and Assemblyman Speaker Robert Hertzberg. As a campaign manager, Mr. Ramirez ran over 20 political campaigns including local, state and federal candidates. In this role he worked on Bill Clinton’s ‘92 and ‘96 Presidential campaign, Richard Riordian ‘97 campaign for Mayor, and Kathleen Connelly’s ‘94 campaign for State Controller.
Dr. David Snipper
Dr. Snipper has practiced obstetrical anesthesiology and pain management for 29 years. Previously, he was an Associate Clinical Professor at UC Irvine, where he was responsible for establishing the department’s first acute pain management service and was administrator for chronic pain management services. Dr. Snipper has also participated in clinical research, and co-authored two articles, and was one of three attending physicians who filled the role of clinical OR services coordinator.
Dr. Snipper established a private practice for pain management in Las Vegas, advancing his clinical and procedural skills in this area. His pain practice included caring for patients with spine pain and disorders, cancer, fibromyalgia and immune-mediated disorders, injuries, and other pain syndromes and problems, including narcotic addiction and withdrawal.
He then began transitioning into primarily obstetrical anesthesiology practice, and joining Anesthesiology Consultants, Inc (ACI), the largest, and foremost anesthesiology practice in Southern Nevada. He has extensive experience managing controlled-substances, and caring compassionately for patients with chronic pain, who may need single, or multi-modal therapeutic plans.
Chief Marketing Officer
Ric Wake is a man of many trades. An accomplished producer, musician, composer and now CEO of RB360. Mr. Wake’s innovative approach to social media and marketing is setting a tone in the industry that is rapidly diversifying the way businesses are marketing their products today.
In 2007, in partnership with ThompsonReuters he co-founded Hollywood.TV, a leading media company that services exclusive breaking news of celebrity content to leading news organizations, television networks, cable channels and online media outlets in over 130 countries.
In 2010, Mr. Wake co-founded Reality Branding 360, a consulting company that specializes in real-time amplification in global marketing, branding, breaking news, social media strategy, public relations, celebrity appearances and endorsements and business and investment opportunities. His client roster includes a wide range of Fortune 500 companies including Procter and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson and InBev as well as government agencies in Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
VP Marketing and Product Management
Mr. Hasan is an entrepreneur, media expert and internationally acclaimed real-time amplification and social media strategist who has overseen campaigns for some of the biggest brands, celebrities and government agencies in the world.
In 2010, Mr. Hasan co-founded Reality Branding 360, a consulting company that specializes in real-time amplification in global marketing, branding, breaking news, social media strategy, public relations, celebrity appearances and endorsements and business and investment opportunities. The client roster includes Fortune 500 companies such as Procter and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson and InBev as well as government agencies in Brazil, India, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Mr. Hasan has also managed marketing campaigns and works directly with a number of world-famous celebrities including Kim Kardashian and the Kardashian family, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Priyanka Chopra, and the Jackson family among others, generating over $2 Billion dollars in earned media.
Mr. Hasan has been recognized by the global media and has been awarded for his outstanding business and community achievements in the US by numerous local and federal government agencies and political leaders.
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