Management

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - MANAGEMENT - ADVISORS

 

Terrence M. Patton - Chairman / President / Founder

Terrence is a former member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade and has successfully traded options on equities, financial indices, commodities and M&A for over 25 years. Since 2010 he has gained an understanding of the Cannabis Industry, attended the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) symposium with over 250 researchers, scientists and doctors from all over the world. Terrence gained valuable insight into Colorado's Medical Cannabis industry during his statewide travels with one of the last remaining patients to continue receiving cannabis from the federal government.

Additionally, Mr. Patton has met with cannabis industry stakeholder groups including local and state government officials, bankers, dispensary owners, growers, manufacturers of infused products, patients and adult use cannabis consumers. This was the foundation of the design of software that to this day is unique to the cannabis industry. 

 


Thomas E. Gavin IV - Vice Chairman / CEO

Thomas came to CannaTrac® with a long list of attributes. His previous business experience includes over 18 years in residential and commercial real estate finance. During this time, he managed a corporate office along with 4 out-of-state offices and was responsible for over 100 employees.
Shortly before the real estate crash, Gavin saw things going in a wrong direction with the industry and knew if he wanted to try to maintain a lifestyle he had grown comfortable in, he had to diversify. He went back to what he grew up in; the marketing and advertising industry.
His professional marketing and advertising experience started in 2005, where he assisted with the development of an improved marketing campaign for 14 publications. He saw a niche and this led him to start T E G Resources, Ltd., in late 2007.
Through his vast financial network and the 5 years he spent working with government agencies, including Homeland Security, he provided marketing consulting to small-medium sized businesses looking to expand within their market and become more efficient.
Enter CannaTrac Technology… Gavin started as a consultant for the company in September of 2015 assisting with marketing. After helping retool the layout of the company’s marketing plan, the company hired him as the Director of Marketing in February of 2016 and promoted him to COO in May of 2017. While in his position as COO, he established relationships throughout the industry and beyond. In January of 2019, the Board of Directors appointed him to the position of CEO.
Since he took the chair over CannaTrac has exploded; becoming first-to-market in multiple industries and making history as he goes. Through innovative marketing strategies and the excellent network he has established, Gavin has brought CannaTrac into the limelight and is moving closer and closer to making
the company become the go-to payment solution for cashless transactions.

 


Edwin Sochacki - Technical Software and Development Advisor / Director

Edwin Sochacki is a Senior Marketing and Business Development Specialist. After many years in the private sector, he founded Sochacki Communications. His company specializes in Corporate Communications, Marketing Strategies, Video/Photography Branding, Viral Marketing, Advertising (Print/Radio/Television), Website/App Development and Design, Database Integration, Print Production, Conversion Metrics, ROI Strategies, and Integrated Marketing for Fortune 500 companies and privately-held corporations.

Mr. Sochacki and Sochacki Communications have been integral to the development of the CannaCard platform and will continue to be. Sochacki has been contracted by CannaTrac to serve as its Chief Technology and Marketing Strategist.

        


Daniel Greenman - Chief Financial Officer / Director

Daniel Greenman is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Illinois, with reciprocal priveleges in California and Indiana. He is the sole principle of Daniel Greenman & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, which he established in January of 1980.

His firm specializes in servicing entrepreneurial businesses, including, but not limited to: the Construction, Information Technology, Environmental, Service and Hospitality industries. In addition to providing his clients with accounting services, Mr. Greenman also provides consulting on managerial advisory services, tax issues, minority business enterprises, disadvantaged business enterprises, litigation support, and distressed business issues.

 

Ann Collins - Independent Director

Bringing to the Board a wealth of experience, Ann Collins came to CannaTrac® armed with an impeccable reputation in the investment and business world. From an auctioneering and property investment background, Mrs. Collins has held key positions throughout her career spanning over thirty years. She has worked in key markets including the US, Canada, and the UK. Collins currently owns and operates Harry’s of Kinnegad, a hotel located in Co. Weastmeath, Ireland.
 
When Mrs. Collins is not spending time at Harry’s or with family, she is heavily immersed in private investing. She and her investment group have found a niche that focuses on investing funds in small to medium size companies. Ann has been involved in everything from basic corporate investments to the renewable energy industry and solar energy areas throughout Europe.
 
For the past 2 years, Ann Collins has, in essence, been CannaTrac’s Ambassador to Europe. Through her vast network of corporate contacts, investors, and acquaintances, Ann has and will continue to open doors for CannaTrac®. “I believe that Cannatrac® has the potential to be the safest and most lucrative company she has ever been involved in,” stated Mrs. Collins.

 

Thomas J. Allison III - Independent Director / Advisor

Thomas J. Allison III is a renowned expert in business stabilization/growth and his experience is without peer. As one of the foremost professionals in the corporate renewal industry, Allison has been a corporate officer or key advisor in some of the world’s largest and most complex turnarounds. Mr. Allison is known for innovative and creative approaches to successfully guide clients through restructuring and working with Private Equity companies to prepare for sale.

His resume is overwhelming. Allison is highly sought after to serve as a director for many private and publically-traded companies. Thomas is a founder and former Chairman of the Association for Certified Turnaround Professionals and a past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). He has received multiple TMA “Turnaround (or Transaction) of the Year” awards.

Director Allison has the ability to focus an organization on the task at hand and make tough calls on a timely basis. Allison drives for results and is dedicated to successful client outcomes and will serve as an excellent guide advising CannaTrac on avoiding potential pit falls he has seen in the past.

 


OUR TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP

Ken Davis, Chief Digital Technology Strategist

Ken Davis started his career while attending Michigan State University. He worked in the, then brand new, campus-wide, $100M computer lab system on campus while pursuing his B.A. in Finance and Banking.

After graduating, Ken worked in corporate America, in Finance, for some of the top Fortune 500 companies. After 8 years in corporate America, he left to pursue endeavors in the Tech Industry. Davis went on to become the founder of the internet companies ThinApp and AskEachOther.com. His extensive knowledge allowed him to create to very diverse companies. His first company, AskEachOther.com, is a former top 500 global website that features user-generated polls in a Facebook-style approach. It was developed in 2008 and was making profits within 1 month of its launch date. Davis’ most recent creation is ThinApp. This company is a unique technology firm based in Chicago that specializes in creating high-end, custom, mobile apps. Thin App can produce a mobile app faster and much more economically than any other company in the world. Most recently, they have partnered with Square, a $25B+ Silicon Valley payments company, to improve their mobile technology.

Mr. Davis has been contracted to serve as the Chief Digital Technology Strategist for CannaTrac. With his understanding of the finance and the software/application development industries, his knowledge and ability to build exceptional technology is unparalleled.

 


 

Ryan J Lewandowski - Director, Outside Sales

Ryan J. Lewandowski is a Chicago native who began his wholesale and retail banking career after graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 2001. He has over 14 years of financial lending experience and an extensive customer service background. Armed with the knowledge he gained as a former Vice President of Retail Banking, at both Chase Bank and Citigroup, Ryan decided to pursue his goals in the private mortgage banking industry.

He left corporate America in 2015 and set out to find a private company that had the products and services that fit his customers’ wants and needs. On his mission to set the industry standard for excellence through the use of value-driven home mortgage products, Ryan found himself settling in with Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation as a Senior Mortgage Banker. Since Ryan prides himself on creating a world-class home ownership experience, he felt that Diamond’s business model of offering loans tailored to each individual’s unique needs and circumstances was ideal.

Currently Ryan is licensed in multiple states and focuses mostly on FHA, VA, and Conventional lending products. With the company’s vast array of products, Ryan is able to offer some current niche products not often prevalent in today’s market. These products include, but are not limited to: 1 day out of Short Sale, 1 day out of Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, 1 day out of
Foreclosure, and 1 year out of Bankruptcy.

When he is not at work, Ryan resides in the south suburb of New Lenox. He likes going to the gym and spending time with his family and friends. Ryan belongs to multiple network groups and associations. He also enjoys volunteering his time coaching youth football, swimming, and baseball.

 


 

OUR ADVISORS

Tom Roberts - Advisor

Tom began his career 30 years ago in technology managing large complicated networks and geographically diverse data center installations for various Tier 3 and 4 providers (Sprint, AT&T, Time Warner, and Uunet). Later he joined Tripclick (an Internet travel booking engine and Internet T.V. Portal) and Novus HC and HRA-IQ (both providers of HRA and AWV assessments for patient population management via a Cloud-based solution) as their CTO’s. In 2007, Tom took over as CEO of Itonis Inc (a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ) which created a streaming solution for digital content that negotiated (with the Chinese government) a 20-year deal to supply an IPTV solution to the second largest terrestrial TV broadcaster (SDTV) in mainland China.  Additionally, Tom has offered V.P./C ’level’ technology consultation services to Venture Capital groups and entrepreneurs vetting various technologies or new business concepts.

 


 

John H. Bluher - Advisor

John H. Bluher is a specialist in legal, financial management and operating growing early stage companies. He is also a specialist in capital management, capitalization structuring, merger and acquisition, private equity and valuations of public and private. He assists in raising capital and developing shareholder value. He has significant operating experience managing the finance, budgeting and developing cash flow and capital allocation models. He has 20 years of experience working as CLO or GC in public companies, and managing finance as CFO, corporate structuring, management of human resources, corporate boards and committees, risk management, D&O insurance planning and public company corporate governance. His experience also includes negotiating transactions on a global basis. He has deep experience in creating value for growth companies and implementing strategic plans, working with auditors, and corporate boards.


Bluher is currently CFO for BlackRidge Technology International, Inc., (OTC:BRTI) a leading cyber defense and security company selling enterprise level cyber solution that offers total protection against system breach. Bluher manages the legal, finance, treasury, IR, PR and administrative staff -including Risk, and HR.


Bluher is currently consulting for Kings County Hemp Corp., RxMM Health Capital, and City Farm Industries. He also is consulting with Clarisy and other RxMM Ltd. companies in the US.

 


 

Dr. Steven Salzman - Advisor

Dr. Steven Salzman, Medical Director, has been a practicing trauma surgeon and trauma intensivist for over 20 years, and has unprecedented experience treating patients with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and complex pain syndromes. He has integral faculty involvement in resident and fellow education at hospitals where he is on staff, and sits on a number of philanthropic and outreach boards, including Cease Fire, where he coordinates hospital intervention throughout the Chicagoland area.

 


 

Legal Counsel within the United States

Marcos Reilly - Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
www.hinshawlaw.com

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm founded in 1934, it is one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms and represents clients in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional matters in 25 offices across the United States and in London. Hinshaw also operates a consulting division in the areas of corporate governance, and real estate financing. Marcos Reilly has practiced in the field of commercial litigation since 1986, primarily at the trial level in Illinois Circuit Courts, the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, but also on appeal in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court. He has litigated in administrative forums such as hospital medical staff proceedings as well. Additionally, Mr. Reilly handles some non-litigation work, including reviewing and drafting contracts and advising clients in connection with intellectual property, corporate governance, employment and other matters.
Mr. Reilly’s areas of focus include intellectual property litigation, employment-related litigation, especially involving non-compete agreements and trade secrets, shareholder litigation and corporate disputes, health care-related litigation, including hospital medical staff disputes, construction litigation, contract litigation of all kinds and fraud, unfair competition and other business torts. A considerable portion of his litigation practice has focused on proceedings for injunctive relief and other equitable remedies.


Legal Counsel outside the United States

Luca Gori - DLA Piper UK LLP
Robert Fonn - DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
www.dlapiper.com

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Their clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. They also advise governments and public sector bodies.

Luca Gori advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions for private equity houses and institutional investors. His significant experience includes private equity acquisitions and disposals both in the UK and cross border, pre-IPO investment and venture capital investment for institutional and strategic investors in fields ranging from clean tech, oil and gas, and high tech companies.


Robert Fonn’s practice is focused on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. He has particular experience dealing with domestic and cross-border transactions (including friendly and contested take-over bids and proxy contests).

Robert represents financial institutions, investment dealers, private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and a broad range of public and private companies in diverse industries, including technology, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, media, software, automotive, manufacturing, mineral resource and real estate.

Robert counsels corporations in all aspects of corporate and commercial activity, including listings on stock exchanges and dealings with provincial securities commissions. He also advises reporting issuers in connection with securities compliance and corporate governance matters.

 

 

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