OUR TEAM

Gateway Proven Strategies boasts a broad network of legal and industry experts from around the world, allowing us to help businesses and individuals anywhere, in any field.

Bob Hoban

Bob Hoban

President & Co-Founder

Bob Hoban sits at the center of the world’s largest commercial cannabis industry network; a cannabis industry ecosystem that he has painstakingly cultivated since 2008.

Chris Day

Chris Day

Chief Executive Officer

A people-driven leader, Chris Day is the Chief Executive Officer for Gateway Proven Strategies. He is also the co-founder of Project Evolve, a strategic marketing think tank and consultancy, as well as the Global Cannabis Network Collective, an elite network for business professionals building and transforming the international cannabis trade. He brings decades of advertising and experiential marketing success coupled with deep entrepreneurial drive for building high growth opportunities.

Charles Feldmann

Charles Feldmann

Co-Founder & Corporate General Counsel

Charles Feldmann, Esq., serves as a Trusted Adviser for the cannabis industry’s largest and most profitable businesses on an international scale. He assists his legal and consulting clients in all of their corporate operations, licensing, intellectual property, joint venture, transaction documentation…

Deanna Callahan

Deanna Callahan

Chief Operating Officer

With nearly a decade of legal cannabis industry experience, Deanna has guided the development of businesses in every vertical of the regulated cannabis supply chain, leveraging her strategic operational expertise to optimize efficiencies, implement complaint procedures to ultimately improve the client’s bottom line…

Jill Reddish

Jill Reddish

Chief Marketing Officer

A true word smith, Jill Reddish is the Chief Marketing Officer at Gateway Proven Strategies. She is the co-founder of the marketing strategy think-tank Project Evolve, and the Global Cannabis Network Collective, an elite network for business professionals building and transforming the international cannabis trade.

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to serving as CFO for Gateway Proven Strategies, Tom Moore was a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He has over 30 years of professional experience, with 27 of those years in the investment business.

Tim Gordon

Tim Gordon

Chief Compliance Officer

With over 20 years of experience in eco-sustainable cannabis farming, and as the developer of an industry-leading cannabis agricultural operation and processing facility, Tim Gordon is considered a premier cannabis authority worldwide.
Halston Puchek
Jeff Frazier
Stan Fischer
Dani Staley
Tian Scherer
Eric Singular
Andrew Ellis
Ashley Grace
Robert Laurie
Derek Porter
Bill Abbott
Blake Patterson

Halston Puchek

Marketing and Business Development

Halston Puchek became a pioneer in Colorado’s medical marijuana industry since its formation in 2009, sitting on local and national panels, hosting political events, providing locations for industry networking gatherings, advocating, and volunteering; She also operated one of the first vertically integrated, licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Boulder, Colorado.

Jeff Frazier

Consultant

Jeff Frazier advises individuals and companies doing business in Latin America, primarily Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina.

Stan Fischer

Security & Corporate Intelligence Officer

Stanton Fischer joins Franklin Global, Inc. as Senior Vice President following a 20-year career in the FBI. His FBI career started in Los Angeles where he was assigned to national security matters, including espionage, counterintelligence and counter-proliferation investigations.

Dani Staley

Director of Client Services

Danielle Staley serves as the Director of Client Services for GPS where she ensures all clients receive a premium white-glove service experience.

Tian Scherer

Project Manager

An integral part of the California Cannabis industry for nearly a decade, a veteran retail operations expert, and renowned writer, Tian has made quite an impact on the cannabis industry.

Eric Singular

Project Manager/ Hemp Subject Matter Expert

Eric’s path into the hemp industry began in the agricultural sector, heading up marketing for the leading North American provider of AOSCA certified hemp seed, Bija Hemp. Eric brings a unique perspective to the entire industrial hemp supply chain.

Andrew Ellis

Operations Lead

Andrew Ellis is an established operations leader with an extensive work history assisting both public and private sector clients to navigate strategic, regulatory, and operational challenges. He has led projects for clients in highly regulated industries including cannabis, alcohol, energy, finance, healthcare, and transportation.

Ashley Grace

Marketing Subject Matter Expert

Ashley Grace is a consumer packaged goods industry veteran who has worked with most of the top Food and Beverage companies at some point, has been a part of 4 David Ogilvy Award winning (Campbell Soup, Pepperidge Farm, Brown Forman, Career Education), was recognized for Innovation Leadership by PepsiCo, and spoke twice at Nestle’s Global Digital Marketing Summit.

Robert Laurie

Special Advisor

An international lawyer qualified in England and called to the British Columbia Bar, Laurie is President of AD LUCEM Law Corporation, founded in 2013. His legal practice focuses on commercial business, government, regulatory issues, plus charter and constitutional legalities surrounding cannabis and psychedelic plant medicines.

Robert has seventeen years of policy development and legal practice in corporate, commercial, and administrative law, plus licensing, regulatory, and constitutional charter experience concerning medical access to cannabis and psilocybin. As a lawyer in Canada, Robert works to reform drug laws. As a consultant, he devises regulatory, government policy, and business solutions for companies operating globally in the regulated food, cannabis, and psychedelic industries.

Robert serves as a board advisor to MAPS Canada, the Last Prisoner Project, and SPORE Denver. In addition, he is a legal advisor to the Heroic Hearts Project, a founder of the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy, and a director of the Ecuador Amazon Restoration Project.

Robert has been working and advocating tirelessly as a lawyer to improve medical patient access to cannabis, psychedelics, and sacred plant medicines and facilitate drug laws to better society. Robert advised Dr. Bruce Tobin and the TheraPsil Alliance litigation team (first Section 56 CDSA medical exemption for psilocybin). He was one of the Decriminalize Nature Canada Petition drafters, part of a national campaign to decriminalize restricted plant medicines and fungi in Canada. His goal is to help provide more options for doctors and treatments for anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD.

Robert is an acclaimed international speaker, presenting at conferences and events on the laws surrounding cannabis, psychedelic, and entheogenic medicines in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Derek Porter

Securities Subject Matter Expert

Derek Porter is a Serial Entrepreneur, U.S. Veteran, Security Marketing Expert, and Investor in the Cannabis/Hemp Industries. He is an investor and partner with Gateway Proven Strategies, specializing in his security expertise as well as his industry knowledge to help grow GPS globally…

Bill Abbott

Principal Consultant

Bill Abbott served in the U.S. Army as a. N.B.C. (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Specialist in the Chemical Corp. Leveraging his experience with fine-tooled machinery and manufacturing, he transitioned into cannabis and hemp, building and engineering from conception to reality the first mobile extraction for hemp and cannabis in the country.

Blake Patterson

Director of Business Development

Blake is a strategic visionary and a dynamic leader with 20+ years of retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, and business development experience. At Time Warner, he managed the sales, marketing, and distribution of over $1.8 billion in annual product sales. In 2018, he created the first and largest CBD sales, marketing and distribution company that introduced the category to 90% of the US market retailers in every class of trade.