Our Team

Management Team

 

Chris Bridges

President

has been an entrepreneur and operator for over 15 years. Most recently he founded Vessix, a flexible B2B payment solution provider for the aviation industry. Vessix was accepted into a tech accelerator (LaunchPad LA) at the end of 2012. In 2013 the company from Colorado to Los Angeles and began operations. Vessix is an FBO Management/POS platform + virtual credit card issuing business in private aviation. Vessix built a SaaS software platform, pilot app for making virtual card payments to vendors. Previously he worked at PRS Assets and Merrill Lynch.

 

John Brady

Secretary

spent the first part of his career as a broker and owner of a boutique investment banking brokerage firm. He also ran a family office for a successful and influential media and entertainment executive. For the past 12 years he has advised and invested in a significant number of private and public companies.

 

Dan Dalton

Treasurer

has spent the last 20 years in the music industry, guiding and managing the career of artists. Based in Los Angeles, he currently manages the careers of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, and celtic-punk band Flogging Molly. In addition to managing artists, he manages a business that charters cruise ships and produces music festivals. Recently, Dalton has partnered his business with Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment company owned by artist Jay Z.

 

David Fiene

Controller

is a CPA with over 20 years of experience. David’s real-world experience includes over ten years with a Big 4 Public CPA firm and ten years working in various corporate positions including Director, Controller and CFO. David has help numerous companies with initial public offerings, reverse mergers, SEC compliance and mergers and acquisitions. David graduated from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and became a CPA in 1994.

 

JJ Southard

President of VitaCBD

JJ began as an advocate for cannabis for over 20 years. He has been active in the education and cultivation of the Industry early in its development and was approved as an MMJ Patient in 2007. Exploring the developing business of dispensing Medical Marijuana in Colorado, in 2008 he launched an MMJ Service in NW Colorado called Natural Choice Co-Op, LLC. This molded into Natural Choice Cannabis, Inc., a Brick & Mortar Retail location for Medical and Recreational Marijuana, with an Infused Product Manufacturer License & Large Grow Facility. In 2011, he launched a business focusing on the accessory market of the Cannabis Industry. For the last 6 years, he has been the owner of Sand Gallery, Inc., a High-End Gallery, Glass-Blowing Studio, and Vape Shop. In 2016, he created a Hemp-Derived CBD Product line called Cherry Hemp Oil (CHO). By August of 2016, the potential of the CHO Product Line was apparent. He developed a Hemp CBD Division and merged CHO with a new brand VitaCBD.

Board of Directors

 

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley

Board Member

is a Jamaican reggae artist. The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock”. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album.

Advisory Board

 

Dr James Mulé

Dr. Mulé is Associate Center Director, the U.S. Sen ator Connie Mack (ret.) & Family Endowed Chair for Melanoma Research and Treatment, and Director of Cell-based Therapies at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida. He is recognized for his research and clinical trial contributions to cancer immunoth erapy, particularly in melanoma. His translational work in this area has helped to develop new treatments for advanced cancer patients. He has published nearly 200 articles. Dr. Mulé serves on Advisory Boards of numerous biotechnology and pharma companies as well as investment funds (e.g., OncoPep, Fulgent Diagnostics, UbiVac, Lion Biotech, Orpheus Therapeutics, Vault Pharma, Celgene, Select BioVenture Partners, Noble Life Science Partners, KB Capital Management, among others). Dr. Mulé remains a long-standing special government employee to the FDA (CDER and CBER) and the NCI. He was Chair of the Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapy Advisory Committee of CBER, FDA. He currently serves on the advisory boards of several NCI-designated Cancer Centers and was a member of the NCI Director’s Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC-A). Dr. Mulé also serves on the Editorial Boards of several peer-reviewed journals, including Scientific Reports (nature.com), Journal of Immunotherapy, and Cancer Immunology Research (AACR). Dr. Mulé received his professional degrees from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He then received his formal post-graduate training at the Surgery Branch , Division of Cancer Treatment, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, where he became a Senior Investigator with tenure. Dr. Mulé moved to Palo Al to, CA, where he helped to launch and scientifically direct two biotechnology companies and was also an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to become the Director of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Maude T. Lane Endo wed Professor of Surgery with tenure, Department of Surgery, and Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

 

Professor Oded Shoseyov

is a Co-Founder of SP Nano Ltd. and serves as its Scientific Advisor. Prof. Shoseyov is the Scientific Founder of CBD Technologies., FuturaGene, Melodea and Bondex. He founded Collplant Holdings Ltd. in 2004 and has been its Chief Scientist Officer since August 2008. He serves as the Chief Scientist at CBD Technologies Ltd. Prof. Shoseyov He is a Founder of Fulcrum SP Ltd. Prof. Shoseyov is a Faculty Member of the Institute of Plant Science and Genetics in Agriculture and the Otto Warburg Center for Agricultural Biotechnology at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main field of research is plant molecular biology and biotechnology. He has extensive experience with genetic engineering of plants, protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board at EQUI-nom Ltd. Prof. Shoseyov serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of FuturaGene Plc (now known as FuturaGene, LTD.). He served as a Director of Collplant Holdings Ltd. from May 20, 2010 to October 2016. He is an invited Speaker at many scientific conferences and has published extensively. He is the Inventor Or Co-inventor of more than 14 patents, 9 of which relate directly to CBD Technologies business. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 42 patents. He has received numerous awards and appointments for his research in agricultural biotechnology. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002 and the 1999 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research. He received his B.S. with Excellence in 1981, his M.S. with Excellence in 1983 and his Ph.D. summa cum laude in 1988 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

James H. Bailey

is the Founder and Managing General Partner of Velos Partners a technology and consumer fund with offices in Los Angeles and Singapore. James is also the Founder or Bailey Ventures, a cannabis investment company with stakes in industry leading brands like Pax, Eaze, High Times, Bloom Farms and Zynerba. James previously worked at Accel Partnerss, Highland Capital, TA Associates and Upfront Ventures.