Executive 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.

Steven Gluckstern

Chairman and CEO

Rick Schawelson

COO, Member Board of Directors

Jeff Apodaca

President Products Division,
Member Board of Directors

Deanna Byck

Chief Global Engagement Officer
Member Board of Directors

Isaac Cohen

Chief Information Officer
Member Board of Directors

Brando Crespi

Vice Chair, Advanced Carbons

Barry Dungan

President, Laboratory and Analytics Division

Roger Fragua

SVP Indigenous Affairs

Ron Guzman

Independent Member, Board of Directors

Kimberly Kovacs

Chief Strategy Officer, Acting President Advanced Carbons, Member Board of Directors

Ben Leonard

SVP and General Counsel

Sergio Nieto

Sergio Nieto

SVP Cultivation Division, Member Board of Directors