Management Team

Greta GainesGreta Gaines
President & CEO

Ms. Gaines is a well-known businesswoman in the industry. She is known as an innovator especially in her favorite niche—the hemp market. She believes in the use of hemp and proudly develops hemp-based solutions. She has the deepest faith in hemp as a valuable and healing commodity.

Greta served on the national board of NORML for 3 years and remains on its advisory board. She is also on the advisory board of Patients Out of Time and Tennesseans United. Greta has displayed a lifelong pattern of success in business from her early days as the first women's extreme snowboarding world champion to running her own snowboarding camps for women. Greta went on to produce her own television programming on the shows she hosted for Oxygen and ESPN 2. She furthers her success in the entertainment industry with multiple southern-rock album releases. Ms. Gaines has owned and operated her own record label since 1999, through which she has learned marketing, distribution and production. Greta is an artist and has used that talent in her branding and company marketing campaigns, including social media. Ms. Gaines' opinions are nationally respected in the industry and beyond. She routinely speaks at national industry conventions and educational forums.

Ms. Gaines appreciates the historical relevance of hemp and how it can positively impact the American economy on a number of levels, from farming to product development and sales. Women are believed to purchase as much as 80% of household products. This makes Ms. Gaines' renowned voice in the market vital to the Company, as the Company believes that women will be the first to invest in and use OmniCanna products.

 

Robert KaneRobert Kane
Chief Operational Officer & Senior VP of Business Development, Director

Mr. Kane wrote his first business plan in 1996. In 1998, he was hired at Ryan, Beck, and Company, which was bought by the 120-year-old, top ten, financial firm Stifel Nicolaus (NYSE: SF) as a registered representative.

On December 31, 2009, Mr. Kane walked away from the financial markets and started his own firm, Robert Kane Partners, which specializes in business and management planning, investor presentations, and investor relations.

Mr. Kane held the position of Director of Investor Relations for Medical Marijuana, Inc., the first ever publicly traded medical marijuana company. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer for “Cannabiz Business University.”

Robert Kane’s mission is transforming and leading the Medical Cannabis Industry into a viable investment alternative for all types of investors.

 

Benjamin C.K. TamBenjamin C.K. Tam
CFO and Director

Benjamin C.K. Tam was a contract controller for a chain of grocery stores since May 2013. Previously he served as chief financial officer of Ever88 Entertainment N.V. from 2010 to 2013, chief financial officer of CGTV Games Limited from 2006 to 2010, chief financial officer of Digifonica Canada Limited and Molaris Corp. from 2005 to 2006, public accountant and consultant from 1996 to 2005, chief financial officer/chief executive officer and director of Darius Technology Ltd from 1987 to 1996, and vice-president of finance and director of Bulldog Bag Ltd from 1978 to 1987.

Benjamin is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) / Certified General Accountant (CGA) and obtained his CGA through University of British Columbia. He also holds a diploma of Business Administration from Lethbridge Community College, Alberta.

 

Drue YoungDrue Young
Vice President of Product Development

Mr. Young's experience as creative director and a designer for high-profile companies and clients in the entertainment and Fortune 500 companies, gives the Company the additional focused in-house expertise to move much faster in its new product launches. Mr. Young has previously worked with companies such as Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Credit Suisse First Boston, H&R Block, Chevrolet, KIA Motors, Scion, Touchstone Pictures, Discovery Channel, SFGate.com, Universal Music Group, Wahlburgers, and rappers/actors Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and The Game. Drue's most recent work includes BET's "Second Coming: Will Black America Vote," a two-part documentary of President Barack Obama, which aired in September 2012.

 

Mario LapMario Lap
President of European Operations and Director

Mr. Lap brings to the Company a unique combination of expertise in Dutch and greater European medical cannabis law and policy as well as in the areas of health care, IT security, law enforcement, and government relations. Mr. Lap has written numerous international papers and legislative initiatives regarding medical and non-medicinal cannabis laws and access throughout Europe. Mr. Lap has made several television and radio appearances on CNN, BBC, France 2, RTL, and various Dutch public and commercial channels to give public education and information on policy, laws, and current medical breakthroughs.

Mr. Lap, a Dutch health and IT regulatory lawyer in Amsterdam, has extensive experience in Europe with health care and drug policy, medical cannabis regulation, substance use policy, IT project management, digital security policy, food and medicine regulation, and other governmental and private sector consulting. Mr. Lap currently serves as Director, Foundation on Drug Policy and Human Rights, and Director, Drugtext Foundation, and as a Director of various private ventures. Mr. Lap also served as Director of Sales of Apcare B.V., Director of Yalado International B.V., Founder and Director, Calyx Internet B.V. and Calyx Internet Corporation, Professor at the Rechercheschool (Dutch National Police Academy), Head of the Legal and Policy Department of the Netherlands Institute on Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Head of Legal and Policy Department, and Pilot Project of European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Mr. Lap, has an extensive educational background through studies at the Het Amsterdams Lyceum, Colloqium Doctum University of Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Law School, Open University and University of Liverpool, and speaks fluent Dutch, English, French, and German.