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Mr. Tabatabaei is a founder and Chairman of Cannabis Global with over 15 years of management and operations experience, he has earned a strong reputation for a numbers-based analytical approach to the management of organizations. An expert at data collection and analysis relative to resource management, risk forecasting and profit and loss management, he has made significant progress in revamping operations of several companies over the past fewyears.
Most recently, Mr. Tabatabaei has consulted with Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTCQB:NUGS) on various growth initiatives relative to both cannabis cultivation and the organization of new hemp-related retail operations. At Sugarmade, Inc., (OTCQB:SGMD) he has been instrumental in revamping various operations relative to the Company’s hydroponic growth supplies initiatives.
Previously, he consulted with large corporations to create supply chain efficiencies using mathematical models and software such as JPM, SPSS and Minitab. Arman is also well versed in the retail industry after having started and successfully selling several retail establishments.
Mr. Tabatabaei possesses a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands, with additional post-graduate work in predictive analysis and a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences, with an emphasis on mathematics and physics.
Mr. Robert L. Hymers is a founder and Director of Cannabis Global. Inc. He has significant experiences in the cannabis sector and as a financial executive and consultant. Mr. Hymers is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services in Los Angeles and was previously Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. (OTC: MCOA). He currently serves as a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at MassRoots, Inc., as a consultant for Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: NUGS) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTC: SGMD), with significant experience in matters concerning tax accounting, auditing, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Mr. Hymers holds a Master of Science in Taxation and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy, in addition to a CPA license.
Robert also has specific tax audit experience by way of employment at Ernst & Young (EY) where he worked in the firm’s core assurance practice performing audits of publicly and privately held companies, specifically in the real estate industry. Mr. Hymers subsequently transferred to the EY’s tax practice, where he specialized in providing tax services to clients in the real estate industry. Mr. Hymers specializes in partnership taxation. In addition, He has a broad range of experience, including ASC 740 tax provision audits, FIN 48 compliance, REIT compliance, preparation of 1120, 1065, and 1120S returns, multi-state tax compliance and international tax consulting. He was also a member of EY’s National Tax Group (FSO) for several years, which services private equity firms, hedge funds and banks. Previously he was also the VP of Finance and Accounting of Everlert’s wholly owned subsidiary, Totalpost Services, Inc., located in Monrovia, California and was CFO of Global Hemp Group, Inc.
Mr. Edward Manolos a founder and Director at Cannabis Global. and is one of the most accomplished pioneers in California’s Medical Marijuana industry. In 2004, he opened the very first Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles County under the name CMCA. He has managed and operated over thirty five dispensaries from Los Angeles to San Jose including twenty In Los Angeles Pre-ICO/Prop D. He is also credited with starting Los Angeles’ first Medical Marijuana farmers market referred to as “The California Heritage Farmer’s Market,” which attracted local and international media attention and was the first of its kind.
He is currently a member of the board of directors of Marijuana Company of America (OTCQB: MCOA). In 2016, Mr. Manolos was appointed to the advisory board of Marijuana Company of America and Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTCQB: NUGS) and was tasked with identifying and structuring strategic partnerships and driving product development. Mr. Manolos is also the founder of many successful companies, such as Natural Plant Extracts of California (NPEC), located in Lynwood, CA and holds one of the first State of California issued volatile manufacturing licenses. NPEC has added distribution and delivery licenses and is locking in distribution contracts with some of the largest licensed cannabis brands in California. He is also affiliated with Everest Biosynthesis Group, a leading producer of pharmaceutical grade CBD.
He also co-founded Ocen Communications Inc. in 1997, which was previously traded on NASDAQ under the symbol OCEN, which was an Asia-focused internet communications service provider transmitting voice, fax, and data communications for consumers, carriers and corporations. His diverse entrepreneurial focus led him to later launch the KIWIBERRI Frozen yogurt franchise in 2005.
Mr. Manolos has also provided consulting services to numerous other companies relative to the obtainment of California and Washington marijuana retail and production licenses. Mr Manolos graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Business Administration.