Meet our team

President & CEO

Prior to Cannaspire, Jim had over 25 years of business leadership experience in both tech and cybersecurity industries.  He built and sold a cyber security solutions provider, led sales teams to success and worked for several security manufacturers.

Chairman and Founder

Tracey is the Founder and President of Validity, a privately held Cyber Security Solutions Provider headquartered in Malvern, PA.  Validity Security has been providing large enterprise businesses with industry leading cyber security solutions since 2003.

CFO/COO

For over 30 years, Mike has provided strategic direction and leadership in a range of capacities within the Global Financial Services sector including strategic planning, business growth, financial and risk management, talent development and change management.

Chief Revenue Officer

Ellen has many years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Her experience includes sale leadership positions at AT&T, Century Link and Optimum LightPath. She partners with clients through a strategic and consultative sales approach, offering value added business solutions that meet the needs of her clients. 

Vice-President of Security at Cannaspire

Dave Myers, CPP®, Vice-President of Security at Cannaspire, oversees their Security Division and is responsible for all security related planning and services for cannabis business clients. While at Cannaspire, Dave has provided security consulting to clients in numerous states, as well as written security plans and designed security feature overlays for cannabis businesses of all types.

Prior to joining Cannaspire, Dave had a distinguished 26-year career in law enforcement with the Pennsylvania State Police. As a supervisor of the Governor’s Executive Security Detail, Dave managed an elite security team charged with VIP security, and security of high-level facilities and sensitive information. Dave has extensive knowledge, training and experience in physical security, asset protection, crisis management, leadership, and investigations. He developed and conducted highly sought-after security training to law enforcement professionals from around the country.

Dave is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Board Certified in Security Management by ASIS International. In addition, Dave received certification in Infrastructure Protection through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and is certified by the American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) as a Law Enforcement Security Assessment Specialist. Dave also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University.

Vice-President of Regulatory Compliance at Cannaspire

Warren Harasz, PhD ABD, Vice-President of Regulatory Compliance at Cannaspire, oversees business license application development, SOPs, employee handbooks, business plans, as well as retainer projects for business consulting and project management. During his time with Cannaspire, Warren has developed business license applications in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Mississippi, and more states each month as legislation changes.

Warren’s background is as a cannabis cultivator with over 15 years of experience and projects including indoor cleanroom hydroponics, deep water culture, light deprivation greenhouses, and organic full-sun cannabis. Before joining the Cannaspire team, Warren worked for over a year and a half with Big Island Grown on the Big Island of Hawaii helping with cultivation consultation, facility buildout, vendor management, and developing SOPs as well as training employees in their roles and responsibilities.

Warren’s background as a Berkeley-trained college professor gives his technical writing and document development a polished finish, and his consulting approach is to teach clients everything they need to know to develop their businesses and stay compliant with state and federal regulations. This includes developing in-house audits, checklists, and operating procedures custom to fit any business’s needs. Additionally, Warren has a robust background in employee training within the cannabis industry. Warren has worked for over a year in Sparc/Peace in Medicine a licensed dispensary in Santa Rosa, California, and has extensive experience in cannabis extraction and manufacturing. His passion for the cannabis plant and experience operating within the industry has translated very well into clients’ abilities start up successful and compliant facilities.