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About Us

Geocann is a global organization powered by the leadership of scientists, pharmacists, researchers and natural product industry leaders with more than five decades of experience in human and animal nutrition and health. Our focus is on clinically proven cannabis formulations, combined with technologically-advanced and patented delivery systems that serve the industrial hemp, medical marijuana and recreational marijuana markets.  Geocann was launched with a strong understanding that our experience in the natural products marketplace gives us the responsibility and knowledge to pioneer the introduction of phytocannabinoids as botanical extracts with an extraordinary range of health benefits. Our vision is to create and sustain a healthy business culture that educates, motivates and empowers a cannabis movement where health conscious consumers and healthcare practitioners can expect greater transparency, more value in spending and a heightened focus on the prevention and treatment of the most pressing health concerns.

Mission Statement

Geocann uses formulation expertise to deliver the safest and most efficacious cannabis products to the global marketplace. We are the industry leader in introducing clinically proven drug delivery technologies that optimize the performance of phytocannabinoids in the human body. To do this, we have established a culture invested in research and development while forming valuable partnerships with category-dominant lifestyle brands. We exist to be the world's most trusted cannabis organization.

Global Headquarters

Geocann is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado at a LEED Platinum innovation center with 30,000 square feet of office and wet lab space. Satellite offices for product development, sales, distribution and marketing are located in Chicago (Illinois), Corona (California), and Baar (Switzerland). Our extensive global network of strategic partnerships and customer alliances enable us to monitor and capitalize on the various market conditions and evolving legal and regulatory requirements.

Executive LEADERSHIP Team

Jesse Lopez
Chief Executive Officer
Jesse Lopez has over 40 years in both the human and animal nutrition and health markets. He began his career at Ralston Purina before moving to Potash Corporation (PCS), and then to Cognis Nutrition and Health (now owned by BASF). Mr. Lopez founded SourceOne Global Partners in 2003, and has guided the company’s development into a global leadership position as a provider of health and wellness solutions, created through scientific research and innovative product development.
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Marc Weder
Chief Scientific Officer
Marc Weder is the co-founder of Vesifact AG in Baar, Switzerland. Mr. Weder and his father, Professor Hans Georg Weder, launched Vesifact in 1987; the first spin off company from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. He is a registered pharmacist and is recognized in the scientific community for his proficiency in applied technologies and formulation expertise as well as his successful collaboration with global research and development partners.
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Sam Davidson
Chief Operating Officer
Sam Davidson began his natural products career in 2005 with SourceOne Global Partners. He is an award-winning marketing and business development professional with experience working with leading consumer brands like Whole Foods, Apple, Westfield, Adidas, GNC and Costco. Mr. Davidson has been responsible for the immediate growth of Geocann's expansion into new markets while establishing strategic alliances with key brand partners focused on building consumer awareness and education.
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Anthony Petraglia, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Anthony Petraglia, MD is a neurosurgeon and the Executive Director of the Rochester Regional Health Concussion Program. Dr. Petraglia specializes in all aspects of spine and brain surgery with extensive subspecialty experience in sports-related neurological injuries. He has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of neurological sports medicine, has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on various aspects of neurological surgery, and performs editorial duties for several medical journals.
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Jessica Rawley
Director, Global Finance and Investor Relations
Jessica Rawley has extensive experience growing impact-driven companies into global leaders. After an early career in fund development, Ms. Rawley received her MBA in Social Enterprise where she co-founded a renewable energy company and became the program manager for Colorado State University's Center for Social Enterprise. She also serves as a Capital Analyst for Rockies Venture Club and the Board Chair and Treasurer for Northern Colorado's Renewable Energy Society.
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Andrew Elias
Director, Business Development
Andrew Elias is a natural products leader who has pioneered the introduction of delivery system technologies to the cannabis industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Elias has worked diligently to develop bio-enhanced cannabis ingredients and product applications with globally recognized contract manufacturers that are brought to the commercial market by leading lifestyle brands. Among these products are capsules, sublinguals, wellness beverages, functional foods, and pet chews, among others.
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Dr. Andreas Supersaxo
Director, Research and Development
Dr. Andreas Supersaxo is a globally renowned expert in lipid-based drug delivery technologies. With a distinguished career at Vesifact AG (Baar, Switzerland), Dr. Supersaxo's research focuses on oral absorption enhancement, dermal delivery systems, self-emulsifying delivery systems (SEDDS / SMEDDS), and lipid colloidal carriers (microemulsions). Prior to leading the research and development at Vesifact AG, Dr. Supersaxo was a Senior Research Scientist at Roche Pharmaceuticals and Syntex Research.
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Rachel Commens
Director, Supply Chain & Quality Control
Rachel Commens has spent her career managing high performing teams within the FMCG and fresh produce industries. With a passion for ensuring that only the highest quality raw materials are sourced and supplied for manufacture, Ms. Commens has built and developed successful business units with a focus on quality assurance / quality control implementation, supply chain value engineering, food safety, regulatory compliance, and logistical production processes.
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Jono Edwards
Director, Global Brand Development
Jono Edwards is a creative professional with an impressive set of skills in graphic design, UX/UI development, photography, product packaging and video production. Leveraging a business background in biotech startups, Mr. Edwards has gained valuable experience marketing medical robotics as well as gaining FDA drug approval for a phase I clinical trial. With degrees from UC Santa Barbara and Boston University, he has held key roles in a range of industries, from retail and beverage to biotech and defense.
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Medical & ScienTIFIC Advisory Board

Michael Davidson, MD
Director of the Lipid Clinic
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Michael Davidson, MD, is a nationally recognized expert on statins, novel lipid-lowering drugs and the reduction of coronary artery disease risk through diet and exercise. He has been named one of "The Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors Inc. for the past 10 years and has coordinated more than 1,000 clinical trials in areas of preventive cardiology, published more than 250 articles for leading medical journals, and has written several books on lipidology.

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Raj Chopra
CEO & Chairman
Tishcon Corporation

Raj Chopra is a leading authority on health foods and vitamin supplements. He is acknowledged to be one of the world's experts in chewable multivitamin formulations, timed-release formulations and bio-enhanced supplements. Mr. Chopra was integral in establishing Tishcon Corporation as a global leader in capsule formulations and continues to serve as the company's CEO and Chairman. He is the recipient of The American College of Nutrition's Bieber Award.

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Dr. Melanie Dreher, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Rush University, College of Nursing

Dr. Melanie Dreher is one of a handful of medical professionals who have researched cannabis objectively throughout the past three decades. Dr. Dreher has been named among the 40 smartest people in health care and served as president of the 120,000 member Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honour Society. Her published research on cannabis is widely recognized as the premier cross-cultural studies of chronic marijuana use.

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Senior Advisory Board

Fawn Lopez
Publisher, Vice President
Modern Healthcare, Crain Communications

Fawn Lopez is Publisher and Vice President of Modern Healthcare. As the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information, Ms. Lopez and the Modern Healthcare team serve the needs of top healthcare executives by reporting on important events and trends. In her role, Ms. Lopez oversees the editorial, sales and marketing, digital, and audience development associates who together power the Modern Healthcare media brand.

Jeff Malehorn
Former President and CEO
GE Capital & World Business Chicago

Jeff Malehorn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of World Business Chicago and GE Capital, Commericial Distribution Finance. Mr. Malehorn was responsible for the attraction, expansion and retention of companies to Chicago under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. A 28-year GE veteran, he has held positions in risk, portfolio and operations management as well as business development and process improvement.

L. Douglas Lioon
Douglas Laboratories & TruGen3

L. Douglas Lioon was the founder and CEO of Douglas Laboratories/HVL Inc. Under Mr. Lioon’s leadership, Douglas Labs grew to become one of the largest international dietary supplement companies in the health and wellness industry. Mr. Lioon's impressive network is compiled with over 15,000 healthcare professionals, which include Medical Doctors, Chiropractors, Naturopath Physicians and Licensed Nutritionists.

Fred Stephens
Former President
International Feed Industry Federation

Fred Stephens' agriculture career spans forty years in senior management positions. Mr. Stephens led the Animal Feed Products Division for Texas Gulf, prior to the company's acquisition by Potash Corporation, the largest potash and fertilizer company in the world. Mr. Stephens served as the President of the International Feed Industry Association where he was successful working with the United Nations and the key global leaders in the animal nutrition industry.