At the forefront of hemp marketing and distribution
Cannabis Sales in US Expected To Be More Than $40 Billion By 2020
FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN & CEO
Don Steinberg has been at the forefront of new business concepts many times, and now brings a lifetime of experience to Marijuana Company of America that will serve to benefit the company in a myriad of ways. In the 1980’s Don developed stock option analysis and trading programs. This led to his management of floor traders on multiple options exchanges, and gave him the knowledge and insight he needed to successfully take other companies public.
In the early 90’s, he co-founded Globalcom 2000 and entered into the prepaid phone card business, which at that time was an almost unknown market. Globalcom 2000 became one of the largest phone card companies in the United States, as well as its fastest growing. Among the many firsts accomplished in that business was an account with 7-11, which he personally closed, and which made Globalcom 2000 the 1st phone card in the country with a corporate logo.
In 1994, Don developed an interest in the telecom “Callback” business, and co-founded One World Communications. He subsequently traveled the world, opening up 187 training centers in only 9 months, and created the world’s largest International MLM global sales force selling telecom services.
In 2006, Mr. Steinberg formed Club Vivanet as an International MLM, selling a variety of services. In 2008, he merged Club Vivanet with a publicly traded company. In 2008, Don recognized the emerging opportunities in the medical marijuana industry, and changed the name of Club Vivanet to Medical Marijuana Inc., which became America’s first publicly traded company in the medical marijuana industry. In 2011, he successfully managed the acquisition of Medical Marijuana Inc. and the transition to new management.
Mr. Steinberg brings a lifetime of experience to Marijuana Company of America that will serve to benefit the Company in a myriad of ways. He has vast experience in building and managing start-up companies, managing public company compliance, and spent years managing floor operations on various stock exchanges. Mr. Steinberg has had a life-long career in international sales and marketing, with over 40 years of experience developing and running successful businesses. Using this breadth of experience, Don will provide guidance and day-to-day management for the Company, and will be actively involved in its future and growth.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Charles Larsen has more than 30 years of experience working in government, public, private and start-up companies as an executive manager, including in 2009 being the founding President of the first publicly traded company in the medical cannabis industry, Medical Marijuana Inc. and the CEO of Global Hemp Group Inc. He has been actively involved in the cannabis industry on a full-time basis since 2008, traveling the world researching the industry, developing relationships with key global players and has been a strategic consultant to many emerging and seasoned cannabis companies.
In addition, Mr. Larsen has significant experience in high volume securities trading, corporate and public debt, equities, options and futures, as well as being an experienced portfolio manager, securities trader and C level executive. He has participated in the highest levels of strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, financial and operational restructuring, public and private corporate finance, governance and compliance.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Tim Altvater and his wife, Poni, are Direct Sales, Home Business and Network Marketing Professionals. As a team, they've spent more than two decades actively building networks, helping companies launch and manage growth strategies. Not many in the business can build MULTIPLE organizations, starting from scratch. Poni and Tim have done that twice. After 16 years of building teams in excess of more than 100,000 people, they launched the "MLM Prosperity Project," a complete roadmap on how to do EXACTLY what they do: step-by-step for success. The MLM Prosperity Project helped and inspired hundreds of entrepreneurs to grow, in many cases, hundreds of percent in a very short period of time.
Tim and Poni’s exact "Do This, Say This = Get this result" approach is relevant and successful as their personal sales organizations have achieved more than $400 Million Dollars in sales. Companies that they operate or are currently consulting have achieved in excess of $1 billion in gross Sales. Tim also has developed "sales language" courses that help companies and entrepreneurs implement sales systems and training that simplify and increase sales and profit.
ROBERT HYMERS III, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Robert Hymers, CPA was the president and CEO of Everlert until July of 2014. He then took on the full time responsibilities of his CPA practice, acting as managing Director and CEO. He then rejoined Everlert, as a Board Member in November of 2014 to assist Darin Shaw, the company’s President, with operations. In December, he was appointed as the Company’s CFO. Mr. Hymers has also served as the Vice President of Totalpost Services Inc. He is a licensed CPA in the state of California, and has provided tax services to several prominent entertainment companies during his career as a tax professional with Ernst & Young, LLP. His extensive experience, not only within the field of Entertainment, but also in a diverse group of industries, combined with his prolonged involvement in several different roles with Everlert, makes him a key asset to our Company. Mr. Hymers has also served as the CFO of the publicly traded company, Global Hemp Group (OTC: GBHPF), and is the Managing Partner of Pinnacle Tax Services, LLC. Mr. Hymers holds a Master of Science in Taxation, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy from California State University Northridge, and is the founding, managing editor of the University’s: Tax Development Journal.