In late 2012, Andy Williams was introduced to Brett Roper and subsequent discussions revealed the substantial value of creating a new company that could “house” as well as deliver the substantial experience Medicine Man Denver had acquired over the past five years. In April 2014, the business venture incorporated in Nevada as a ‘C’ Corporation under the name of Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. and began generating revenues through sales of consulting and licensing services. Since the business is based in the advisory and consulting space and not in the actual growing and distribution of the product, the company completed it’s public company filing and had it’s first public sale in January 2016. For more information on Medicine Man Technologies public filing process, please follow this link: Medicine Man Technologies – EDGAR Page
Andy Williams – CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
Andy Williams is among America’s most pioneering thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the legal cannabis space.
As co-founder and CEO of industry-leading consultancy Medicine Man Technologies, Williams has expanded his influence exponentially—helping entrepreneurs in other states via his extensive cultivation expertise and unparalleled business acumen. As a founding partner in phytopharmaceutical company MedPharm, Williams is investing heavily in the future of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis research.
With years of experience in the world’s first regulated market, Williams is a leading expert on the cannabis industry. He has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, BBC and the MSNBC docu-series “Pot Barons,” which focused on Williams as one of the show’s central characters.
Williams continues to elevate his politically active leadership in the ever-expanding marijuana industry, working daily to protect and grow the cannabis industry as a board member with the Cannabis Trade Federation, which works federally on tax reform and other industry-specific issues, and Colorado Leads, a pro-growth organization focusing its efforts locally.
He also serves as a board member for Flatirons Venture Partners, LLC, The American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp and as a voting member on ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis, which is currently developing important standards for cannabis, its products and processes for the esteemed worldwide standards organization.
Williams is proud to serve as co-founder and director of the Medicine Man Family Foundation, a community-focused nonprofit investing in impact-driven projects rooted in the communities in which the Medicine Man brand operates.
Joe Puglise – COO (Chief Operating Officer)
In his role as COO, Mr. Puglise will be responsible for management of day-to-day sales and general operations activities. Mr. Puglise brings considerable experience in operational management, most recently at the Beekman Group where he serves as an Industry Partner and Board Member for a portfolio company holding, helping them to grow through both organic and acquisition means. Prior to that, he was President of New York properties for iHeartMedia, where he oversaw approximately 300 employees and almost $200m in annual revenue and $100m in annual EBITDA. Additionally, he has held board positions with organizations including the Ad Council of New York, the Annenberg Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) 2014 Walk Co-Chair and Big Brother and Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Mr. Puglise is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of Business.
Josh Haupt – CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
Joshua Haupt, recognized as “the Steve Jobs of Marijuana” is being recognized for his innovative growing technique and entrepreneurship in the Cannabis Industry, in addition to his inspiring story that led him there.
After being diagnosed with epilepsy as a young teenager, Haupt turned to cannabis to replace the harmful steroids and medications prescribed to him by his doctors. From there, his budding interest in the cannabis plant bloomed into a fruitful garden. And with countless hours of research and growing trials, Josh perfected his growing methodology. Now Haupt is the Chief Revenue Officer of Medicine Man Technologies, author of Three A Light, and the owner of Superfarm, Success Nutrients, and Tall T Productions.
His method, morals and operations are radically revolutionizing the cannabis industry. Haupt was born in Hawaii and currently resides in Denver, Colorado.
Jonathan Sandberg – CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Jonathan Sandberg joined Medicine Man Technologies in May of 2016. He oversees all aspects of the Company’s finances, including the creation and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to the board and public. Jonathan brings to the Company 11 plus years of financial management experience in both public and private sectors. Before joining Medicine Man Technologies, Jonathan worked as an auditor and controller for certain entities. Jonathan holds two bachelor’s degrees. Jonathan studied accounting at the University of Oregon.
Tigran Muradyan – Director of Products
Originally from Yerevan, Armenia, Tigran graduated from The University of Colorado, Denver with a Cum Laude Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in Law. After graduating, he pursued a professional career in financial services where he started in banking, later moving to investments obtaining his licenses series 7, 63 and 65 working as a Stockbroker. Most recently working as an External Financial Wholesaler, Tigran raised $300M in 2017 and $230M in 2018, bringing a wealth of sales experience with him to Medicine Man Technologies. Today, he works closely with the Board of Directors to create and execute a plan to grow the products and services offered by Medicine Man Technologies.
Marc Harvill – Business Development Manager
As a Sr. Consultant, Marc is responsible for following emerging markets, managing new and existing client relationships, and coordinating training efforts for licensees of Medicine Man Technologies. Marc has a background in pharmacy operations both in the manufacturing and retail space, with more than 10 years of experience. He holds a B.A in Marketing and Spanish from PSU and an M.B.A from Washburn University. Prior to joining Medicine Man Technologies, Marc worked for one of the largest privately operated pharmacy technology companies in the country, specifically focused on training and development, hardware and software testing and quality assurance.
Matt Best – Director of Marketing
As Sr. Consultant, Matt is responsible for following emerging markets, managing new and existing client relationships, and marketing and event management for the company. He holds a B.A. in Communication and Integrated Marketing Communications from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. Prior to joining MMT in 2015, Matt worked in the Media department at a prominent national advertising agency while overseeing the media planning and buying team and maintaining responsibility for client relationships across local, regional, and national media accounts. He has a strong background in organizational and interpersonal communication, project management, as well as expertise in marketing, business development and client relations. Matt is an avid skier and enjoys time spent within the National Parks.
Carrie Roberts – Director of Professional Services
Carrie Roberts is a Senior Consultant with Medicine Man Technologies. She has a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Colorado State University. As a former Colorado POST Certified law enforcement officer Carrie is currently on the speakers’ bureau for LEAP (Law Enforcement Action Partnership), an international, non-profit, criminal justice reform agency speaking to both policy makers and the public regarding criminal justice and drug policy reform measures. In this capacity, she is able to provide cultivation and dispensary facility tours, educational presentations and actionable intelligence for law enforcement and legislative officials in states where marijuana legalization is unfolding. She helps those government officials understand how legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana increases public safety, improves the criminal justice system, enhances racial justice, protects young people, safeguards patients, saves resources, bolsters public health, and generates revenue. Carrie is also on the standards creation board for FOCUS (Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards), an independent, non-profit, third party source for the creation of cannabis standards. In addition to her law enforcement experience, she has over 13 years of entrepreneurial business experience. As a private investigator, she began the nation’s first mystery shopping company focused exclusively on the cannabis industry to help dispensary operators focus on maintaining compliance, setting standards, and delivering superior customer experience. She has a strong business background in strategic consulting and strategy development, as well as expertise in marketing, business development, and customer experience management.