Our People are the very foundation of our success as a business and an unparalleled influencing force in every aspect of the cannabis and vaping industries worldwide.
Arnaud is currently Co-Founder and CEO of The Blinc Group. He is a proven thought leader in the science, technology, and supply chain of vaping products.
Arnaud currently serves as Chairman of the ISO (International) Standards Committee TC126/SC3 on Vaping Products & Chairman of the CEN (European) Standards Committee TC437 on Vapor Products. He is also a member of the informal Marijuana Science and Policy Work Group managed by the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). His assistance and knowledge of the vaping space have been requested by multiple regulatory bodies across North America, Europe, and Asia.
He is also the former President of FIVAPE, the French vaping trade federation and now serves as the organization's Secretary-General for International Relations.
Bilingual in French and English (dual citizenship), fluent in Spanish, Arnaud has worked in France, China, UAE, Tunisia, Spain, UK and the USA. He frequently serves as a keynote speaker at international vaping and cannabis conferences across the globe. Arnaud holds an Executive MBA & a Masters of Engineering Degree.
Sasha is a Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of The Blinc Group. A hands-on creative leader, a serial entrepreneur, a multiple award-winning brand strategist, and a design industry veteran with a successful 25+ year track record of launching and scaling multinational brands and products.
For the past 7+ years, Sasha’s key focus has been on cannabis vaping, where he has become a recognized thought leader, often quoted and called upon for his opinion by major cannabis brands and key media like Forbes, MJ Business Reporter, and Green Entrepreneur.
His impressive career in roles of founder and managing partner of ventures ranging from branding studios, record labels, media management companies to marketing agencies, where Sasha brought new ideas to market for the world’s leading brands like Novartis, Lufthansa, Harley Davidson, and Verizon among others, is what allows him to provide evidence-based strategic guidance with clear alignment of brand and business goals and a laser focus on the long game.
Prior to joining The Blinc Group, Mr. Hirschson was CFO of StrikeAd, Inc., acquired by Sizmek, Inc. in 2015, as well as TRAFFIQ, Inc., a company he co-founded. Jay graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and later received an MBA cum laude from Columbia University.
Former Chief Sales Officer of 3Win Corp, Eric Newman has a proven track record of success in positions of increasing responsibility over a 27 year period. He has held positions requiring full P/L responsibility and shown a proven ability to drive top line growth. Eric has worked with all the major producer processors and lifestyle brands in the cannabis industry across the country. He has consistently built teams and operational routines from the ground up.
Entrepreneur, investor, and author, with 30 years of market entry experience in Europe, Asia, and the US. Givi has founded and exited multiple companies in the media and marketing space, including Global Advertising Strategies, WeFund Health, and the 9.8 Group. Author of multiple patents and books on marketing strategy.
A seasoned marketing professional with a passion for building productive relationships with clients, partners, and team members, Alexandra is a strategist focused on identifying trends and tailoring products to meet market requirements.
Gary’s experience spans capital markets, founding and operating startups, and dealing in art. Positions included Partner of an option market making firm at the American Stock Exchange NYC, Head of Structured Credit Derivative Sales at Tullett Prebon London, and capital raising and financial advisory in ESG investments.
As a business operator, he founded an e-commerce company, owned an art gallery in NYC, and an art advisory business with offices in London and NYC. As the Director of Corporate Development at The Blinc Group, he leads investor relations and engaging new corporate relationships for Blinc. Gary received a BS in Commerce and Engineering, double majoring in Marketing and Finance, cum laude, from Drexel University. He holds a FINRA Series 7 license.
Adrien is based in Shenzhen China, where he manages The Blinc Group’s supply chain and logistics. During his impressive career, Adrien has held key quality control and supply management positions in major companies across Hong Kong, France, Italy, Taiwan, and China. In his latest engagement, Adrien was responsible for sourcing, logistics, and product development for luxury hotels at Palatino Hospitality with a focus on eco-friendly products, materials, and processes. His proficiency and expertise in managing multiple suppliers and assemblers while keeping compliance and logistics in check make Adrien a valuable part of the Blinc team.
Adrien holds a Master’s degree in Science of Management from IÉSEG Business School in Paris and an MBA from the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Creek joined us after 5+ years in operating SKK Technology, a nicotine and cannabis vaping product manufacturer. Before this Creek spent 15+ years focusing on quality control procedures and supply chain management for Walmart, Bombay and Lowes. Now in charge of Blinc’s Sourcing and QA team in Shenzhen.
Gretchen Gailey has worked in the cannabis industry for the past six years in a communications and government affairs role advancing the industry through its data and the stories of those involved. She is the founder of Panoptic Strategies, a consulting firm that works specifically with cannabis clients to make sure they have the traction they need to grow their businesses and influence policy makers.
While in cannabis, Gailey most recently worked at KCSA Strategic Communications and as the Executive Vice President of Communications & Government Affairs for New Frontier Data where she developed and implemented an integrated strategic communications plan to advance the company's brand identity, making it one of the most recognized companies in the cannabis space. She has also worked with lawmakers to inform them on tax policy and provided the U.S. Senate Finance Committee with the data necessary to draft cannabis tax legislation.
Before joining the cannabis industry, she served as the Communications Director for Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Gailey also has a wide depth of knowledge in communications stemming from more than 10 years of experience as a journalist with Fox News and NBC News in Washington, D.C. She has interviewed heads of state, covered natural disasters, political campaigns, terrorist trials and told the stories of countless Americans across the country.
Gretchen holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism from Penn State University.
Nolan is an NYC pro-skateboarding legend, a cannabis connoisseur, and a proven master of social media engagement. At a young age, Nolan has founded his own successful skateboarding brand, then moving on to applying his skills to building the social strategy behind East Coast cultural icons like POW!! skateboards and Ethik Clothing Co.
Bo is an integral part of our product design and creative support team. His unique skill set and perspective come from a very diverse 20+ year creative career. Bo’s past positions include creative leadership roles with major ad agencies, design and branding studios, film and animation firms as well as entertainment and record labels. During his impressive career, Bo has worked on strategic creative solutions for major international brands like Reuters, DirecTV, Lufthansa, Pfizer, Novo Nordisk among many others. Bo is meticulous in his approach to aligning the business goals with creative solutions and has a passion for creating unique, functional product experiences.
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