Core Team

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Mike Hayes

Project Manager

Mike Hayes is known for his dedication to excellence, whether in his own companies as an entrepreneur or to those he serves as an intrapreneur. He is well versed in building successful tech products in the cannabis space, vetting investment opportunities, and serving as a consultant for start-up businesses. Serving as the director and host of the CO Cannagather chapter, Mike is known as a master networker, event coordinator, and speaker. At GPS, Mike serves as a project manager, managing prospective clients and continually improving sales and project management processes to ensure the smoothest experience for our clients. His work ethic, smarts, and attention to detail make him invaluable to the GPS team.

Andrew Ellis
Angie O’Keefe
Ashley Grace
Dani Staley
Eric Singular
Halston Puchek
Jeff Frazier
Kristen Lovell
Mike Hayes
Ophelia Chong
Stan Fischer
Tian Scherer

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.

Angie O’Keefe

Angie O’Keefe comes to GPS with nearly 25 years of operational and financial experience. She spent the last seven years running operations for private equity-backed software companies, which included establishing best practices across sales, finance, marketing, customer success, and other functional areas, as well as integrating eight acquisitions across four different platform investments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kristen Lovell

Director of Creative Operations

At GPS, Kristen leverages her experience with community engagement, CPG supply chain, entertainment, and beauty to drive value for our clients and our organization. She leads the Driving Purpose task force at GPS, holding our team accountable to our vision for a better industry and a better world.

Mike Hayes

Project Manager

At GPS, Mike serves as a project manager, managing prospective clients and continually improving sales and project management processes to ensure the smoothest experience for our clients.

Ophelia Chong

Advisor

Ophelia Chong is the founder of StockPot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is driven to help shape the new conversation of Cannabis and is guided by one mission: to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and offer truthful reflections of the faces and communities that embrace cannabis.

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.

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.