The CannaKorp Team

We are a highly experienced, cohesive team of executives and experts with a track record of success

CannaKorp™ is led by a highly experienced, cohesive team of executives with a track record of success, and is backed by experts in the field.  Our management team has over 150 years of experience in both large enterprises and start-ups covering consumer products, technology and services in the areas of marketing, sales, product development, engineering, design and manufacturing. Our leaders have all held senior positions at companies such as Keurig, P&G, PTC, MIT Lincoln Labs, Solo, Deloitte Consulting, Sundstrand, Culligan and Redfin. We all share a passion and vision to improve the experience for patients and consumers of legal herbs.

Dave Manly

Dave is responsible for strategic initiatives and leadership of the company. Dave has over 35 years experience creating and driving consumer and investor value behind some of America’s most cherished brands.

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James Winokur
Co-Founder & CEO

James has been instrumental in developing the formal business plan, pro-forma, investor relations and early customer feedback process. He is responsible for the daily management and operations of the company.

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Ian Tinkler
Chief Technology Officer

Ian leads our technology team responsible for bringing the Wisp system to market—including the Wisp vaporizer, CannaCup™ portion packs, and CannaMatic packaging lines.

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Greg James
Senior Vice President of Sales

Greg leads all sales, marketing activities at CannaKorp™ including the development of our worldwide partner ecosystem. Prior to joining CannaKorp, Greg held senior positions at both large enterprises and technology start-ups.

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Angela Arena Foster
Vice President, Product Management, Regulatory and Corporate Responsibility

Angela Arena Foster is the Vice President, Product Management at CannaKorp and is responsible for product strategy, regulatory management and project management. Angela is an operations & strategy executive – MBA & MS.IS – with 15+ years of experience in startup to Fortune 100 companies.

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Board of Advisors

Travis Howard
CEO, Shift Cannabis Co.

Mr. Howard splits his time between corporate management practices and the legal areas of dynamic
entrepreneurial industries, including the ever-evolving medical marijuana industry. He holds a Juris
Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration from Colorado State University.

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Vinit Nijhawan
Vinit Nijhawan
Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Academic

Vinit Nijhawan was Managing Director, Office of Technology Development at Boston University where he launched 8 venture-backed and successfully executed a patent monetization program. Vinit teaches MBA courses on Entrepreneurship at BU Questrom School of Business, over 400 students have taken his courses. Vinit has over 30 years experience building five startups: as CEO of three, five were acquired.

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Jordan Tishler
Dr. Jordan Tishler
M.D., Inhale MD Health & Wellness

Dr. Tishler is a leading expert in the field of Medical Cannabis therapeutics.  As an Emergency Physician, he has treated countless alcoholics and drug users. His observation that he had never seen a Cannabis overdose lead Dr. Tishler to delve deeply into the science of Cannabis safety and treatment.  

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Jeanne M. Sullivan
Jeanne M. Sullivan
Chief Inspirational Officer, Sullivan Adventures LLC and Co-Founder, StarVest Partners
Jeanne M. Sullivan – Advisor, Investor, Speaker is passionate about delivering ideas – information – and inspiration to entrepreneurs and is a fierce advocate for legalization and regulation of the Cannabis industry. Jeanne is a co-founder of StarVest Partners, a venture capital firm in NYC and long- time tech investor, now a special advisor to her firm.

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Chaho Song - CannaKorp Board of Advisors
Dr. Seon Song, O.M.D.
Orange Clover Holistic Center
Dr. Song is one of the pioneers and brains behind Tread Embedding Acupuncture (TEA) which was originally designed to treat pain. Through his dedicated hard work and commitment, he became successful in creating a method that is used in cosmetic and plastic surgery in addition to treating pain. Dr. Song is modest and humble enough not to take all the credit but also attributes part of the success to the first TEA manufacturing company and a partner hospital. Currently TEA is considered the most sought after non-invasive facial plastic surgery procedure in Asia.

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