Professional Leaders – Influencers – Experts
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Andrew Bowden – Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Item 9 Labs Andrew Bowden is bringing extensive experience with multitier Investment strategies in Real Estate, Software and sustainable investments. As CEO and co-founder of Bowden Investment Group for the previous 7 years Andrew brings his business experience and leadership to the forefront of Item 9 Labs. Andrew is also skilled and experienced with fundraising and partnering efforts which will extend our current portfolios with the right strategic partnerships.
Bryce Skalla – President/ Co-Founder
As President of Item 9 Labs Corp, Bryce Skalla manages the Company’s day-to-day business operations. Prior to the Airware merger, Mr. Skalla was the co-founder & CEO of Item 9 Labs. As one of the founders and architects of Item 9’s business model, Mr. Skalla was instrumental in establishing Item 9 Labs as one of Arizona’s leading cannabis consulting companies and producers of high quality medical marijuana flower and products over the course of three years. During that period, he designed, developed, and capitalized on strategic opportunities, taking Item 9 from a 1,000 square-foot Caregiver Cultivation warehouse into the highly regulated Arizona Medical Marijuana industry with fifty acres zoned for cultivation.
Previously, Mr. Skalla operated a professional consulting firm focused around business solutions, from advertising and marketing services, to business structure and development. Mr. Skalla’s decision to enter the industry followed a diagnosis with a serious medical condition where he received Interferon, the most accepted medical treatment at the time. During this long and arduous treatment, he experienced firsthand the benefits of medical marijuana, which enabled him to successfully complete his medical regimen. Since this life changing experience, Mr. Skalla has dedicated himself to furthering the education and use of medical cannabis.
Jeffrey I. Rassás – Chief Strategic Officer
As Chief Strategic Officer of Item 9 Labs Corp., Jeffrey Rassás is charged with guiding the Company’s strategic growth. Mr. Rassás is a twenty-year veteran of entrepreneurial ventures and business management. He has extensive experience in funding, leading, developing and performing corporate turnarounds for numerous private and public start-up ventures, across a variety of industries. Previously, Mr. Rassás served as CEO of Airware Holdings Inc., CEO at YCNG and YouChange, and CEO of Global Alerts, a holding company for Earth911.com and Pets911.com.
Prior to these executive-level posts, Mr. Rassás was Co-chairman and CEO of ImproveNet, Inc., which he acquired through a merger in 2002, and later sold to IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI). In addition, Mr. Rassás served as founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of EBIZ Enterprises, a publicly traded Linux solutions provider.
Bobby Mikkelson – Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of Item 9 Labs Corp., Bobby E. Mikkelsen, 37, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Arizona, received his Bachelors degree in accounting in 2004 from the Eller College of Business, University of Arizona. After graduating from The Eller College of Business Mr. Mikkelsen went on to work as an auditor for Henry & Horne, LLP in Arizona. Moving up the ranks quickly to Audit Manager, Mr. Mikkelsen utilized his analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to implement effective and efficient changes to the audit process as well as add value to the clients he served. Mr. Mikkelsen has worked with a client base that is diverse in both size and industry, working with small non-profits, large government agencies, and medium sized business, including those in health care, mental health, and pharmaceutical industries.
After 11 years, in January 2016, Mr. Mikkelsen started his own firm, Mikkelsen CPA, LLC which focuses on serving clients in various industries with accounting, tax, and CFO Solutions. Mr. Mikkelsen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Christopher Wolven– Chief Operating Officer
Ronald Miller, Jr.– Chairman of the Board
Ronald Miller, Jr. – Experienced member of The Board Of Directors with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and consumer products industries. Strong investment banking and accounting professional skilled in Cash Flow, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pricing Strategy, and Management.
Faith Fidura, Marijuana Advocate and Passionate Marketer
Passionate about the health benefits of marijuana, Faith Fidura enjoys working at Dispensary Permits to assist people with the process of establishing a business which provides medical marijuana to those who need it.