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

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.

Charles Feldmann

Charles Feldmann

Trusted Adviser

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…

Derek Porter

Derek Porter

Chief of Staff/ Investor

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…

Deanna Callahan

Deanna Callahan

COO

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…

Lilly Lentz

Lilly Lentz

General Counsel

Lilly Lentz is an attorney and Cannabis Practice Group Leader at international law firm Feldmann Nagel Cantafio, PLLC. Lilly has primary experience in the practice areas of Business & Commercial law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cannabis law, Corporate Drafting, Licensing, Regulations…

Tian Scherer
Stan Fischer
Dani Staley
Jeff Frazier
David Nagel
Halston Puchek
Eric Singular
Andrew Ellis
Ashley Grace
Angie O’Keefe

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.

Stan Fischer

Senior Vice President

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

Business Development Manager

Danielle Staley’s entry into the cannabis space began as an executive assistant to the CEO of a consulting firm specializing in cannabis.

Jeff Frazier

Consultant

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

David Nagel

VP of Global Development for Asia-Pacific

David J. Nagel is VP of Global Development for Asia-Pacific Opportunities and has extensive experience in highly regulated industries including liquor, consumer packaged supply chain goods, oil and gas, hemp, gaming, zoning/construction law, broadband, tax mitigation and securities, with experience in an array of areas

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.

Eric Singular

Marketing Director

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

General Manager

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.

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.