Gateway Proven Strategies has acquired the Global Network Collective in a move that aims to advance the global cannabis industry.
The global consortium Gateway Proven Strategies has acquired the Global Cannabis Network Collective (GCNC) which is an elite network for cannabis executives that aim to transform international trade in the cannabis industry.
“This is a true merging of the minds. We have great respect for GCNC’s achievements joining global companies to expand the international supply chain,” said GPS founder and chairman, Bob Hoban.
“This acquisition is a natural fit initiating the next phase for GPS. It accelerates our goal of being the most trusted firm focused on helping companies navigate global markets and supporting ethically-minded entities in expanding the cannabis marketplace.”
The agreement brings Chris Day and Jillian Reddish, co-founders of GCNC, into ownership and executive positions at Gateway Proven Strategies.
As well as joining the board of directors, both Day and Reddish will assume the titles of chief marketing officer and senior vice president for communications.
Day commented: “The GCNC is known for a culture of C-Suite members who understand the value in knowledge share across sectors and cultures. That understanding is also an essential ingredient in the collaborative client relationships that GPS is known for. By expanding this ecosystem of cannabis leaders, everybody wins.
“The GCNC will continue to operate as it has but this acquisition provides more support and depth of expertise to serve the goals of GCNC members worldwide.”
Gateway Proven Strategies says the acquisition opens new pathways to support the development of cannabis as an economic accelerator, allowing it to work with companies, individuals, capital fund managers and governments around the world to minimise risk and responsibly maximise return.
“This industry needs a paradigm shift that better aligns multinational operators, legislators and researchers with the needs of patients, consumers and economies. I am confident that the pool of creative minds in the GPS family are up to the challenge of navigating the global cannabis industry towards becoming the transformative economic driver we all need it to be,” added Reddish.