Our core management team is comprised of cannabis industry veterans. We have complimented the operating group with highly respected and experienced professionals from the legal field, finance, technology and quality assurance and operations. We are committed to maintaining transparency and high standards of excellence in investor communications.
Dale Devore, Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer:
Dale Devore has 30 years of experience in developing and cultivating crops in proprietary aeroponics cultivation systems. He is the original inventor of the AIS aeroponics system. He has designed, built and operated this cultivation technology specifically tailored to cannabis in California for decades and has more recently begun R&D on agricultural crop variations to address global food security issues. Dale spent numerous occasions between 1999 and 2003 comparing notes directly with Richard Stoner, of NASA’s aeroponics research division, and his biotech team. Since that time, Dale has built and tested more than 50 different aeroponics system variations. Dale also founded two of the most highly-regarded luxury dispensaries in California: Cafe Vale Tudo in Orange County and Cafe Canna Cabana near Palm Springs. Dale opened Cafe Canna Cabana with Darren Walz in 2013.
Darren Walz, Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Director :
Mr. Walz founded a clothing brand called Qemro in 2009, which experienced rapid growth through hosting exhibits at trade shows such as Magic in Las Vegas, managing online marketing strategies, and licensing music producers’ names to print collaboration products marketed to their fans. Darren brings an impressive ability to manage operations, negotiate with vendors, find required talent, organize people, efficiently delegate tasks, and create a successful marketing strategy. He managed a staff of over 40 employees at the highly successful Cafe Canna Cabana, his partnership with Dale Devore. They had over 15,000 loyal patients and a 4.8 out of 5 stars rating on Weedmaps with 920 reviews.
Shiro Onedera, Chief of Business Development:
Shiro is the co-founder and President of Seraphim Analytics based in Nashville, TN. The boutique, niche data firm has been an integral part of six mergers and acquisitions totaling over $2.1 billion. While others were focused on making big data even bigger, he was seeing the value in small-batch, finely crafted data sets which yielded a higher ROI for his clients and partners. His methods, while unique, are still prized by his Fortune 500, venture capital, start-up, celebrity and non-profit clientele. Shiro grew up in Memphis, TN and earned his bachelor’s degree in cultural geography at East TN State University. His parents were both natives of the beautiful island of Guam, USA. Historic homes, geography, coffee and eco-travel have always been a few of his passions, but he gets a great sense of fulfillment (along with great ideas) from co-teaching entrepreneurship classes to children and young adults. Seraphim Analytics has pledged to provide highly optimized data to Aeroponics Integrated Systems as catalysts for sales, marketing and competitor intelligence so that shareholders and partners can realize substantial and sustainable returns on investment.
Tammy Onedera, Chief Marketing Officer:
Tammy is the co-founder and CEO of Seraphim Analytics. She has over 20 years of consultative sales and marketing experience; selling complex services directly to C-suite executives and business owners. During her years of employment, she often found herself as the first or only female sales director which she used as opportunities to not only surpass sales quotas, but also break gender norms at the time. Tammy graduated from the University of Michigan and also attained a MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Leadership. She has proven very adept at qualitative analysis, comprehensive research, and business stratagems/strategies. Other successful entrepreneurial ventures include co-founding Market Intelligence Associates, LLC based in Nashville, TN and also starting a marketing firm that educated and advocated for numerous American seniors and uninsured citizens in the purchasing of discount pharmaceuticals. In addition, Tammy co-teaches entrepreneurship classes to children and young adults to help empower them in their journeys through life.
Ted Warrilow, Treasurer/Director:
Mr. Warrilow has 34 years of international business experience. Over the decades he has conducted due diligence and structured transactions all over the globe, including a $6 billion merger involving the laws of the U.S., Germany, France and Spain. As Director of Tax for a cylindrical solar power start-up Solyndra he worked with the senior management team to develop the start-up company’s rapidly expanding international business with Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Australia, U.K., India, Greece, and Spain. Working as an eBay tax executive embedded within the PayPal senior management team, he was responsible for advising the PayPal management team on all tax matters relating to the Americas (Canada, U.S., Mexico, Central and South America) and the Emerging Markets (118 countries spanning Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, former Soviet bloc countries, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean) and serving as a liaison between the PayPal team and the eBay corporate tax department. Mr. Warrilow also conducted the tax due diligence leading to PayPal’s $1 Billion acquisition of Bill Me Later, Inc. and structured PayPal’s entry into the domestic Mexico market.