Our Leadership Team
PHCG's Leadership brings decades of business operations and capital markets experience to bear in managing the company's diversified portfolio of assets.
Chairman, Chief Executive OfficerBIO
Matthew Gregarek has decades of capital markets experience and has extensive knowledge of the small-cap segment of the market. He is the founder and managing partner of GKG Investments, a highly successful private equity fund that has founded and/ or assisted with early-stage financing for multiple highly successful public cannabis companies. Gregarek has been with the Company since the Pocket Shot days and continues to serve as the CEO and Chairman of Pure Harvest Corporate Group.
David Burcham is a Colorado native and former Senior Manager at a prominent Colorado bank who started a successful Denver-based real estate development company in 2013. In July 2018, Burcham teamed up with a well-respected chemist to build an advanced, pharmaceutical grade CBD extraction company called EdenFlo, LLC, based in Aurora, CO. EdenFlo was acquired by PHCG in 2020 and Burcham was named President of PHCG and serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Chief Operating OfficerBIO
Peyton Bowman is an operations and business management expert with leadership experience across private equity, management consulting, and industry from startups to Fortune 100 global firms. Prior to PHCG, he was Executive Vice President of Portfolio Operations at Dorilton Capital, a lower middle and middle market, direct investment family office in New York City. Before moving into private equity, Peyton was a member of Ernst & Young’s Supply Chain and Operations practice where he delivered value to Fortune 500 clients across multiple industries including companies like Coca-Cola, Pernot Ricard, Dow Chemical, and Goodyear.
Chief Health & Lifestyle AdvisorBIO
Dr. James Rouse is a primary care trained integrative clinician, and expert in epigenetics, functional, regenerative, and lifestyle medicine. He is the author of 13 books on human potential, proactive aging and mind-body wellbeing. He was a founding faculty member for the Institute for Functional Medicine. He has presented to audiences across the world, sharing the stage with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others. As a leading human performance expert, he has worked with professional franchises in the NFL, NBA and MLB, along with Fortune 10 to 100 Companies including Google, Whole Foods, Tegna Media, Coca Cola, Ball Aerospace and more. Rouse has created products that have been used at Dana Farber Cancer Research Hospital, MD Anderson and Harvard Medical School. He is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur who has founded companies in media, consumer packaged goods, nutraceuticals and sustainable living-that have collectively generated over $250mm in sales.
Chief Financial OfficerBIO
Alex Gleuckler entered the cannabis space began as many do—in a hyper-growth environment. After beginning his career as an accountant at CliftonLarsonAllen, he left the top 10 CPA firm to work at Athletes’ Performance, Inc (now known as EXOS). Two years later, he was recruited to join an exciting new team as their start-up CFO of Tryke Companies, which quickly become one of the largest private cannabis businesses in the southwest, Reef Dispensaries. Gleuckler then took a role as COO/CFO for a private holdings company, Modern Flower, where the organization expanded from one medical marijuana company to six, and eventually merged with the largest branded cannabis company in Arizona, Harvest, to become Harvest Health & Recreation.
Director Corporate CommunicationsBIO
Sherry Andersen is the Director of Corporate Communications. She brings more than 25 years of experience from the financial industry where she served in senior management positions in Capital Markets for various broker/dealers. Andersen has been responsible for managing the placement of hundreds of public and private transactions involving both start-ups and well-known established U.S. companies totaling in excess of several billion dollars. She is a relationship builder and is passionate about connecting with shareholders and the investment community to share the PHCG story and vision. Her expertise creates value at the intersection of seed to sale and capital structures in the cannabinoid industry.
Nick Brait is an attorney and entrepreneur who has been active in the cannabis industry in Colorado since 2013. He has degrees in Finance and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and studied law at the University of Arizona prior to moving to Denver to join the emerging cannabis industry. Brait has consulted and provided legal services for many companies in the Colorado cannabis industry in addition to owning and operating several ancillary businesses in the state. As General Counsel for PHCG, Brait manages a large, varied portfolio of legal and operational matters for the Company.
Director of Marketing and SalesBIO
Daniel Garza brings over 10 years of business and marketing experience to the PHCG team. Garza has been at the forefront of the cannabis industry since its inception in Colorado and has developed numerous brands and implemented successful marketing strategies for some of the largest brands in the business. Garza was hired as CEO of Prolific Nutrition in 2018 and guided the company through its eventual acquisition by PHCG. He is also the owner/operator of Denver Print Company, a design and printing company that has been serving the cannabis industry for more than a decade.
Board of Advisors and Subsidiary Partners
Advisory Board MemberBIO
Alexis Johnson has over five years of experience in real estate development and construction management ranging from high-end residential, commercial, and healthcare with a total portfolio of over $2B in value. She launched her media company back in 2015 targeting niche industries and communities. In 2017, Johnson began passively investing in cryptocurrencies and, in the spring of 2018, launched the Light Node Media subsidiary, an events, public relations, and media company which targets the Blockchain community. In summer of 2019, Johnson founded Legends Investment Network. Johnson also serves as President of the Johns Hopkins Blockchain and Fintech network which connects students, alumni, and professors that work or express interest within the Blockchain space.
CEO, Test KitchenBIO
Amanda Bowman is a pioneer in the hemp and CBD world. As an early member of an award-winning and leading manufacturer of high-quality full-spectrum hemp extracts and CBD oil, she crafted robust compliance programs accredited by perfect scores on all GMP and Food Safety audits. As a member of ASTM International Cannabis Committee and Colorado Department of Health CHAMP Initiative, Bowman has a hand in paving the way for the industry and determining fundamentals rules to monitor best industry practices. As CEO of Test Kitchen, Amanda leads the company with a passion for creating innovative industry-leading products. She incorporates detailed organizational strategies to increase productivity and safety, ensures manufacturing is FDA compliant, and that consumer products meet the highest level of quality and regulatory standards. Bowman is an advocate for health and wellness and personal growth.
CEO, Pure Harvest CannabisBIO
Neale Gibbons is an original Colorado marijuana license holder and renowned speaker who has been active in the cannabis industry on several continents since 1996. Prior to setting up cultivation, extraction, and retail store businesses in Colorado in 2013, Gibbons got an early start in California’s medical cannabis market providing his expertise for several large companies with a focus on cultivation and sustainable practices. As Chief Executive Officer for Pure Harvest Cannabis Gibbons oversees all aspects of production & expansion while exploring new opportunities to broaden PHCG’s portfolio in their multi-state operations and beyond. He is also involved in research & development for PHCG’s patent portfolio.
Director, Mergers & AcquisitionsBIO
Utilizing his Wall Street investment banking background and more than 17 years of legal experience, Donnie Emmi advises major cannabis brands, celebrity brands, and publicly traded companies. Emmi currently serves as a board member for large cannabis businesses, financial institutions, and as a strategic advisor to many companies - extending well beyond the provision of traditional legal services. Since 2015, Emmi has represented the nation’s largest marijuana banking financial institution, both as a legal and strategic business advisor, and was fortunate to be asked to author the legal chapter in the foremost authority on marijuana banking, Navigating Safe Harbor: Cannabis Banking in a time of Uncertainty. In recent years, Emmi has assisted in building the nation’s first cannabis transaction escrow company and has participated in multiple capital raise projects. He has been a strategic and legal advisor on more than $100 Million in cannabis transactions and mergers and acquisition activity, both domestic and internationally. Emmi has successfully litigated more than 100 cases throughout the United States and abroad, both within and without the cannabis industry, particularly focused on securities litigation, multi-district business and corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, and patent infringement litigation.