Mitch Ngo, is best described as a serial entrepreneur. From his early childhood days as a refugee who fled Vietnam with his immediate family, he resettled in the United States overcoming many obstacles that would have defeated an individual of lesser character. His skills include an in-depth knowledge of the Cannabis growing industry, business operations, marketing, branding, and finance.
Mr. Ngo’s technology expertise extends to communication architecture, smart contract development, data structures, cryptography, web development and basic architectures. He is knowledgeable in virtually all aspects of business start-ups; from his early days of leading a team to develop leading edge fiber optic network switching, to today implementing new and effective blockchain protocols to ensure genetic purity of Golden Ark’s products.
His experience includes multi-million-dollar P&L responsibility, capital formation, organizational structuring, technology transfer and commercialization. Mr. Ngo’s broad base of experience includes operations, strategic planning, financial modeling, and project planning.
Over the past decade he has established himself as an international business influencer bringing world leaders together; finding common ground in mutually beneficial business opportunities, while promoting international cooperation and world peace.
Hans Benson possesses over 2 decades of experience as an owner and operator spanning across every sector in the cannabis industry. Hans has spent the last three years with MMAC, now merged with publicly traded Columbia Care, where he assumed the role of Northern California Vice President of Wholesale and Distribution.
Hans’ previous role was CEO of Honey Bear Hives of the legendary territory of the Emerald Triangle. Hans is a legacy cultivator where his close network is responsible for curating some of the most prolific strains originating from the most renown cannabis-producing region in the world.
Chief Art Director, Al Freshko, is a World Renown creator of brands. Al has created some of the most iconic logos in Hip Hop culture, from Diamond Supply Co. to Cookies. Al has a passion for clothing designed is instrumental in growing the culture with his timeless designs. His legacy spans the cannabis, lifestyle, apparel and entertainments industries. He has a talent to catapult startups into stardom, though his ability to develop iconic brands that generate sustainable revenue growth and maintain popularity over decades.
Al’s passion and vision are unrivaled. He develops global brands that create demand though themes synonymous with underground and exclusive cultures.
Jack has spent most of his career working for Fortune 500 companies. At the young age of 23, Jack worked at Oracle in World Wide Marketing as a Web Specialist. Jack has been developing websites for over 25 years. Jack is a serial blockchain enthusiast and owns crypto farms in Northern California.
Dan Nguyen has over 25 years of finance and executive management experience with both private and public companies. From 1995 to present, Dan has held various management positions (including Controller / CFO / VP of Business Development/President / Co-Founder) for a variety of companies, spanning multiple industries, including medical equipment manufacturing, healthcare, SaaS, fintech, data technology, business consulting and private equity. Since 2010, Dan has also co-founded a number of businesses in consumer products, financial services and technology, including most recently Cuantafy, a healthcare-focused data and analytics company. In his various roles, Dan has launched companies, raised capital, built and managed large teams and acted as an advisor to other founders/entrepreneurs. Dan holds a B.S. in Economics and Business from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Daniel Villanueva specializes in large volume, high turnover, bulk distribution, sales, and procurement.
Daniel is responsible for playing a key role in the success of serveral brands in the Los Angeles area.