Specialty social media and gaming network, CrowdGather, Inc. (OTCQB:CRWG), announced that entrepreneurs from the cannabis sector, Carmen De Jesus and Nicco Reggente will serve as newly appointed members of CrowdGather’s advisory board.
De Jesus is the Director of Strategic Solutions at Verdus, a cannabis holding company. Verdus is the exclusive manufacturer of the Mary’s Medicinals and Oakor product lines in the state of California. Beyond manufacturing, Verdus’ subsidiaries also focus on research and product development within this emerging industry. Carmen brings over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, social media strategy, PR and advertising, working as a consultant to many startup teams as well as managing high-tech accounts during her tenure at J. Walter Thompson.
De Jesus is also an accomplished artist, screenwriter and playwright, having appeared in the Broadway musical, Miss Saigon (Original Canadian company). She is the co-creator and playwright of the highly acclaimed stage musical production, Prison Dancer and the award-winning web series, Prison Dancer: The Interactive Webmusical.
Reggente is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA in Cognitive Neuroscience where he focuses on studying memory using fMRI. Nicco is the founder and CEO of WoahStork, a marijuana technology company. He plans on utilizing his parallel passions of research and cannabis advocacy in the cannabis startup sector.
Sanjay Sabnani, Chairman and CEO of CrowdGather, Inc., stated:
“We are delighted to add these young entrepreneurs to our board of advisors. I have known and worked with Carmen in the past on several projects and I am currently serving in an advisory capacity to Nicco’s startup, WoahStork. I am excited to leverage their energy and enthusiasm as we seek to network with all cannabis startups who can benefit from crowdfunding over the coming years.”
Commenting on his appointment, Reggente added:
“CrowdGather is an interesting company in the cannabis space in that it seeks to build a portfolio of digital assets to capture in parallel the explosive growth occurring in the medical and recreational fields, but without exposure to the liabilities and logistical challenges faced by those businesses. I am happy to be a part of their efforts, and I am also excited to have Sanjay provide mentorship for WoahStork as we pursue our ambitions in this exciting startup category.”