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Executive Team

Matthew Morgan

CANNALAND Co-Founder

As a seasoned entrepreneur and successful businessman, Matthew Morgan is the co-founder of several cannabis companies including Bloom Dispensaries, Tryke companies, Reef Dispensaries, Ignite Cannabis Co and Green Axis Capital. He is highly regarded in the cannabis industry as an innovator and thought leader. He has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and has a demonstrated history of bringing businesses to scale quickly and profitably.

Mark Bonner

CEO

Mark Bonner has been a serial technology entrepreneur since 1996 when he started a microfinance business in Argentina to assist small companies with capital that were otherwise “un-bankable.” He has founded and participated as a principal in multiple companies, including an international insurer providing credit and risk insurance along with providing early-stage venture capital through a global network of investment resources. Since then, he has been working on multiple projects in technology and alternative energy sectors. He is recognized as a thought leader within the European tech community and was the force behind many tech-community initiatives in his Denmark, UK and throughout the EU. His recent experiments working on a 360 cannabis and technology project in the Isle of Man led him to creating Cannaverse Technologies.

Jack Smies

CTO

Jack is a senior executive and has worked in companies such as Accenture and Wipro. He has a broad range of technical experience from large-scale dev ops, mobile technologies, web, artificial intelligence to Web3 and Blockchain. He was a very early Bitcoin adopter and has been involved with crypto since 2011. He is the founder of private equity firm IOP Capital and CEO at Elephantthink, a technology and AI-focused company. Jack is a keen mentor and has been the technology advisor for a number of startups, including animalconcerts.com energyweb.org and H20.ai

Adam Hill

CMO

Adam is a marketing and systems strategist with over 25 years’ experience building trusted international brands. While he is an accomplished professional within the financial services sector, his experience encompasses strategy development that support the overall commercial goals, as well as extensive marketing experience from building teams of creatives, front-end and back-end developers and overseeing corporate operations. He has hands on experience and a successful track record of marketing blockchain projects utilizing different distribution platforms.

Peter Kristensen

Director – Business Development

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in European financial markets including key leadership positions. His career began in Denmark’s banking industry and by the mid 1990’s working for Saxo Bank, one of the pioneers of the online trading industry where he excelled and became the Co-Head of Sales Trading and Technical Analysis. He was then seconded to Synthesis Bank, now Saxo Bank (Switzerland), to lead in establishing their online trading platform market presence. Thereafter, in 2006 he left to successfully establish JP Fund Services / JP Integra, a provider of customized solutions for Fund Services, Trusts & Private Client and Corporate Management Services. Peter has complemented his traditional banking career with advisory and participation in the blockchain crypto marketplace along with cannabis related projects in Europe. Additionally, he has participated in numerous blockchain and token listings. Peter will assist Cannaverse Technologies in business development and refining its corporate strategy.

Chris Aze

Director – Metaverse Strategist

Consulting and working in the blockchain space for six years. Chris is passionate about the disruptive nature of the space and found a home in educating people about the subject matter. Acted as copywriter editor, PA and marketing lead on a variety of projects while helping them expand or rebrand. During the last two years has been building web3 based projects as the founder of Dark Matter ($DMT) and Grey Matter. Chis has experience working with a NFTs and the metaverse and brings hands on experience for both.

Jeff Lombardi

Managing Partner & Board Member

Jeff Lombardi is a global investment professional with over 30 years of experience in venture capital, asset management and alternative investments. He has been responsible for building and managing numerous businesses within large global financial institutions. More recently he was a founding partner of Animal Concerts, a metaverse entertainment platform. Currently, Jeff leads web3 projects as Managing Partner at Atlantic Capital International, a digital asset group. During his career Jeff has held positions as the Head of International Alternative Investments at Itau, Global Head of Private Bank Portfolio Management at Citi, Managing Director at Nextgen Capital, Early Stage Capital Development at Alex. Brown, and Principle at Lehman Brothers.