Team

We are a team of doers and innovators driven by the opportunity to shape an entire industry from the ground up. Our executive leadership combines decades of experience in cannabis and some of the world’s top brands and companies in analogous industries.

principals

James Kim

Co-Founder & CEO

James is the co-creator of STIIIZY, one of the most popular and fastest growing vaporizer brands in cannabis today. James is a known innovator in the space, credited with advancements in electronic cannabis oil delivery systems that has put the award winning STIIIZY brand ahead of its competitors. James is an army veteran, and served 13 month combat tour in Iraq.

Tak Sato

PRESIDENT

Tak has extensive experience in acquisitions and licensing in the cannabis industry. Tak has led acquisitions of over 50 cannabis licenses and operational assets. Tak is also an expert in cannabis compliance and has advised numerous municipalities in creating safe and transparent cannabis regulations. Tak attended Columbia Law School and represented numerous Fortune 100 companies while at Latham & Watkins and Morrison and Foerster.

Jorge Martinez-Vargas

Chief Technology Officer

Jorge has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector at companies including Level One Communications, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and Valcura Medical. He brings a wealth of insight into the product development cycle where he uses technology as the fuel for growth and efficiency.

jORGE GOMEZ

Vice President, Human Resources

Jorge has over 26 years of responsible and progressive experience in human resources across various industries including cannabis, transportation, government, manufacturing, and distribution with companies like Shryne Group, Performance Food Group, Reliance Steel & Aluminum, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Lena Song

Vice President, Operations

Lena brings in her unique experience in Restaurant Management & Education Leadership and drives business results through her unwavering belief in culture & people. She drove transformative and sustainable change in Retail by building the operational infrastructure, spearheading change leadership, and designing the strategic roadmap to achieve organizational results.
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