Keith W. Cooper Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cooper serves as the CEO of Revolutionary Clinics, and is on the Board of Managers. Mr. Cooper, a serial entrepreneur, has served as the President and/or CEO of six tech companies over the past 30 years. Prior to RC, Keith was CEO of Constant Therapy (CT), a company revolutionizing the treatment of neurological disorders using science-based digital therapy on mobile devices. CT was acquired by a Private Equity firm in 2017. Prior to that, Keith was CEO of Connotate (web Big Data aggregation), President of Carbonite (#9 on the Inc. 500 list, Best Places to Work in Boston, Most Innovative Companies in New England, NASDAQ:CARB), CEO of webHancer (acquired by Microsoft), CEO of FaxNet (acquired by Critical Path) and GM of Trans National Communications (#12 on the Inc. 500 list).
A graduate of Harvard Business School (1988) and Harvard College (1983, President of the Harvard Rugby Club), Keith lives in Wayland, MA, is married and has two young adult sons.
G. Ryan Ansin Co-Founder and Managing Director
Ryan Ansin is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the cannabis industry for more than three years, and he is one of the founders of the Company. Mr. Ansin has traveled all over the US and Europe searching for the latest technology in the cannabis industry, and he has to led the technology development deployed in the state-of-the-art Fitchburg facility. Mr. Ansin is active in all aspects of the business and has accumulated vast contacts within the industry. Mr. Ansin is President of Greenwich-based Family Office Association and has built a portfolio of early and growth-stage investments in technology, real estate, biotech, and ethical fashion.
Tom Schneider Chief Marketing Officer
Tom Schneider is a marketing executive with 30 years of experience in building companies through branding and delivering integrated marketing ecosystems and business strategies for midsize to Fortune 500 companies. Tom believes that great marketing should be steeped in customer and competitor insights, to create the brand, drive awareness, generate leads, develop new business and inevitably guide product evolution. Prior to joining Revolutionary Clinics, Tom founded and sold three marketing agencies, and, most recently, was Chief Marketing Officer of Target Logistics, a multinational provider of workforce housing. In 2013, Target Logistics was named one of America's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine. Tom and his partners drove the value of the company from $25 million to a total acquisition value of $625 million in three years.
Scott Murphy Vice President, Compliance and Security
Mr. Murphy is responsible for all compliance and security activities. In this capacity, he works closely with state and local officials to ensure that relevant laws and regulations are being complied with, while also overseeing employee and inventory safety and controls. Scott was instrumental in getting two Massachusetts medical marijuana organizations regulatory approval for their policies and procedures, multiple architectural reviews, and Final Certificate of Registration. He oversaw multiple departments in the production aspect and helped establish best practices around biosecurity and compliance.
Christine Champagne Director of Cultivation
Christine Champagne is a Cultivation/Production Specialist who has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 30 years, with a primary focus on enhancing plant propagation that improves plant growth rates, yields, and quality while reducing labor and other production costs. Ms. Champagne has developed training courses and methodologies and has implemented them with industry leaders, with increased production output and quality, while simultaneously lowering production unit costs. Ms. Champagne takes an integrated product management approach that incorporates standard production procedures at all touch points of the production cycle.
Seth Yaffe Production and Operations
A restaurant industry veteran of more than two decades, Seth Yaffe has worked in restaurant kitchens (cooking at the James Beard House four times), as well as in the front of house, most recently as Director of Operations at The Gallows Group. He's cooked for, and hosted, five underground multi-course cannabis-infused dinners in restaurants around Boston. Seth transitioned to the Cannabis Industry two years ago, as the Director of Operations at Ermont Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary located in Quincy, MA. He joined Revolutionary Clinics as VP of Production and Operations in April of 2018.
Shaka Ramsay Director of Retail Operations
Shaka has been a leader in Boston retail for 20 years, working with established brands to drive business to greater heights, and leading the way into new markets by using his unique ability to identify, predict and create trends. During his tenure as Creative Director for The Tannery and Concepts, Shaka vaulted The Tannery into top-five rankings nationally for independent retailers, and led Concepts to an international expansion and an Independent Retailer of the Year award. Shaka also has extensive background in luxury fashion and retail, having held leadership positions in companies such as Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Gucci. He launched his own concept store, which combined fashion, food and art, to great critical acclaim, receiving five Best of Boston awards.
Dan Gillan Lab Manager
A native of Massachusetts, Dan has been working in the regulated cannabis industry in both California and Massachusetts since 2016 with a hyper focus in leading cannabis extraction techniques and MIP manufacturing. Previous to starting and operating a California cannabis business, Dan founded and operated a Boston based media production company which developed his passion for entrepreneurial endeavors. In 2013, a motor vehicle accident left Dan in critical condition with four broken vertebrae in his spine. Cannabis has been a huge part of his journey to healing and ignited a new passion. Dan’s dedication to helping people, combined with his expertise in cannabis science, personal story, and his entrepreneurial spirit, makes him a perfect fit in this rapidly emerging industry.