Jeremy Buck, Founder and Chief Product Development Officer
After creating the efficient design and manufacturing of individual patented inventions, Jeremy deepened his network to build a streamlined Product Design Manufacturing Platform that could be scaled to various regions around the globe to offer quality products at the lowest manufacturing costs in the world.
With an early focus on toys, games and kitchenware, he found design requirements subject to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). With the experience of the CPSC and a strong manufacturing network, he was then the lead development consultant for Leadiant Bioscieces (formerly Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals), designing and manufacturing child-resistant pharmaceutical packaging.
He subsequently saw the need from pharmaceutical, nicotine E-Liquid, EPA regulated chemicals and the legalization of Cannabis, he found himself well positioned well for the growing need of innovative child-resistant packaging designs followed with the mass manufacturing to meet CPSC, International and FDA standards. He is board member for the ASTM Subcommittee: D10 on Child Resistant Packaging and D37 on Cannabis. He has a degree in Aero Space Science from the MSU Denver.
Benjamin Ray, Chief Marketing Officer
Ben is a proven industry leader who implements new ideas, processes and procedures to drive revenue and growth including building and executing company sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships. Ben has tackled difficult challenges and created solutions that have positively influenced and helped people around the world. He has deep experience in funded startups, highly regulated industries, CPG, and national and international QSR development.
Ben focuses on strategic and targeted outcomes for business and operational growth, measured on customer acquisition and loyalty; superior brand differentiation and reputation; and market and category dominance. He is a true operator-leader. With an eye toward the future, he addresses the changing landscape of emerging technologies and ever-evolving customer behaviors to capitalize on the opportunities of digital transformation that deliver on customer objectives and experiences, while focusing on the human element to truly take advantage of the massive opportunities to build companies of lasting value.
Over his career he has been involved in the following industries: Health & Wellness, Food & Beverage, Legal Cannabis, Organic Hemp and CBD, Nutrition, Organic and Natural Foods, Leadership, Hospitality, Financial, Technology, Construction, Oil & Gas, Architecture, Political Affairs, Sports, Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Lifestyle, Jewelry, and Travel. He has served clients in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Mexico and Australia.
In 2013, Ben entered the cannabis industry, counseling the board and working with the Executive Director of the Colorado premier trade organization, Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) and subsequently founded Jett Cannabis and Jett Brand, a premium CO2 vape oil brand and manufacturing facility, which in April of 2016 he sold to his investors. He then launched a cannabis rosin company, and in January of 2018 launched Eight Saints Brand, an organic hemp and CBD health and wellness company. Ben has provided business consulting, operational, branding, positioning, digital marketing and communication services to over twenty cannabis brands.
Prior to legal cannabis, he was founder and Chief Marketing Officer for digital agency Xylem, with household-name clients: McDonald’s (Global and USA), Geek Squad, Vail, Outward Bound, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Jack Links, Quizno’s, Naked Juice, Atkins Nutritionals, and other high-profile CPG and QSR brands. When Ben sold to his partners the agency employed 72 staff in four offices globally, which Ben opened, guided and managed.Ben’s unique mix of on-the-ground cannabis / hemp startup experience, blue-chip corporate industry experience, and visionary leadership style make him ideally suited to lead rapid growth entities from startup to category king. He is a Colorado native, earning a BFA from Colorado State University.