Leadership

Every one of our companies has a hand-picked team of dedicated, talented, innovative and creative experts striving for excellence in their respective areas. This team includes agricultural specialists; leaders in global supply chain management; experts in processing and extraction; marketing, branding and sales wizards, and tech and platform-building gurus. All business operations are overseen by Steven Gluckstern, Ed.D., MBA, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Santa Fe Farms, who has over 30 years business experience ranging from founding start-ups to managing multibillion-dollar corporations. He has previously served as CEO and as Chairman and Board Member of both public (NYSE) and numerous private companies and non-profit organizations. Under his direction, each sector of Santa Fe Farms is synergistically connected creating an unparalleled enterprise in the Hemp Industry.

Jeff Apodaca

President, Industrial Products Division
Member Board of Managers

Beth Brandstatter

VP Investor Relations

Hunter Buffington

VP Policy and Advocacy

Deanna Byck

Chief Global Engagement Officer
Member Board of Managers

Gary Chavez

VP of Science
Advanced Carbons

Isaac Cohen

President, Cultivation Division
Member Board of Managers

Stuart Cowan

Chief Science Officer
President Advanced Carbons

Brando Crespi

Chief Regenerative Officer

Cole Daeschel

VP of Agriculture
Cultivation Division

Barry Dungan

President, Laboratory and Analytics Division

Roger Fragua

SVP Indigenous Affairs

Steven Gluckstern

CEO Santa Fe Farms
Chairman Board of Managers

Ron Guzman

Independent Member, Board of Managers

Kimberly Kovacs

Chief Strategy Officer
Member Board of Managers

Ben Leonard

SVP and General Counsel

Rick Schawelson

COO Santa Fe Farms
Member Board of Managers

Bodhi Urban

VP and Director of Research and Development,
Genetics Division

Center Pivot Group

Sergio Nieto

Sergio Nieto

Member, Board of Managers

Adrian Zelski

Member, Board of Managers

Advisors