Founders


Stephanie Clark, President

Co-Founder
stephanie@flowerkist.com

 
Stephanie worked for 10+ years in Healthcare in Oncology at Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho. She has worked in everything from Pediatrics, Radiation, Chemo and Hospice Care, as well as making the lead blocks used in the XRT machines for Radiation patients. She received her national E.M.T. certification while living in McCall, ID and volunteered with the  Fire Department. She has always found spare time for fun side-gigs such as the 4- Stroke Nationals at Owyhee Motorcycle Club in Boise.  During her time in McCall,  Stephanie worked closely with the Broker of Tamarack Resort which led her to a move to Rancho Santa Fe, California to better assist the Broker.  After moving, she was granted the opportunity to work for Tony Robbins at his Corporate office as an Event Coordinator working with clients internationally.

 

It was while working in Hospice and Health Care years ago that first sparked Stephanie’s interest in “alternative” or Holistic Care while seeing patients benefit from the use of alternative therapy. She notes that she saw miraculous results from patients using cannabis which ultimately lead to improving their quality of life.

 

Since then, Stephanie has had life-changing, healing experiences in her life with alternative medicine and has continued to find interest in a healthier way of life and living. It is up to each of us to live life to their fullest potential, and Stephanie has the drive to help us all reach that. 

 

Barry Clark, CEO

Co-Founder

barry@flowerkist.com

Barry is a key advisor and founding shareholder for Arelant, Inc. A cannabis infusion technology company who holds the North American License for a patented process to infuse cannabinoids onto proteinous food products. Barry is a member of ArcView Group the premier angel investor group in the industry, he is also a Mentor for Canopy San Diego. Southern California’s premier cannabis accelerator.

 

His past career accomplishments are as follows: Barry started his financial services career in 1984 with EF Hutton as a retail stock broker, where he was # 1 in the nation for opening new accounts and generating gross commission. Following EF Hutton, Barry was a top producing financial consultant for Merrill Lynch where he served a large number of retail clients as well as raising capital for many Merrill Lynch offerings. Barry joined Prudential in the capacity of Vice President-Investments, sourcing capital for real estate, oil and gas private placements, as well as aircraft leasing. In the past 15 years, Barry has had tenure on Madison Avenue with New York Private Placement Exchange as a Vice President, followed by partnering on Investment Banking projects with SPTW, Inc. a boutique NYSE member firm. He has also served as managing director and owner/operator of a micro-cap investor relations firm which he sold in 2007. 

 



Executive team


Alex Mond - Chairman of Board

 

Alex is a renowned Investment Banker who has more than 30 years of international experience raising capital for public as well as private companies for series A and B.

 

Alex began his career in 1987 with IBM when he managed a leading IBM-owned computer distributor with $379 million in annual sales. He has served as the Managing Director of Mandiri Bank in the Singapore office at Malibu Capital, Middle Eastern Fund Advisor for UOB Singapore, was a member of several nonprofit boards.

 

Alex was named the Vice President of Washington Mutual in 1996 where he oversaw the development and sales of bank instrument and business development, contract negotiations and order fulfillment. 

Karen Lai – Chief Financial Officer

 

Karen has more than 20 years of banking, financial, accounting and corporate management experience. Karen served as the Director of Commercial, Financial Controller, Head of Finance with Manpower, Kelly Services, American Express, Overseas Union Bank Singapore and worked with major auditors such as PWC, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Karen provided leadership to the Right Management Consulting in Malaysia & Indonesia in 2013 to 2014 and Outsourcing and Finance & Commercial Division of Fortune 100 in Asia Pacific since 1999.

 

Karen received her MBA from University at Buffalo, New York and a Degree in Banking & Finance from University of London, England.    

Pam Langsam – Chief Operating Officer

Pam Langsam is an accomplished Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Advisor, Author and Leader with 25 years of success across a variety of industries including education, food & beverage, real estate, hospitality, accounting, and cannabis.

 

Pam is a market disruptor specializing in connecting brands directly to their consumers through unique portals, providing higher value proposition and increasing brand loyalty. Throughout her executive career, Pam has founded, co-founded and held executive leadership positions.    


Piper Emory – VP of Product Development

Provided operational support for Regal Barrington a high-volume financial institution. In her role, she planned and participated in road shows for mid-market cap companies, managed social media content and distributed current and valuable information to investors. Ms. Emory supported and contributed to the development of small businesses in the portfolio using social media and continuous email marketing campaigns.

 

Piper graduated with high distinction from Boise State University with a degree in International Business. Since then, she has visited over thirty countries to pursue her passion of international travel. 

Shelley Mehta – Chief Marketing Officer

Shelley is an experienced entrepreneur and market disruptor, specializing in connecting brands directly to their consumers through unique portals, providing higher value proposition and increasing brand loyalty. Shelley co-founded NSC Medical Inc, a Canadian based medical device license company. Shelley is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner with over 12 years’ experience. She has managed teams overseeing the development and launch of product lines of companies such as Natural Factors. Shelley is based in Los Angeles and works with international manufacturers and distributors in key markets that include India, UK, Canada and the US.    

Roger Anderson PhD. – EVP Product Management

In 1992, while working on his PhD in Molecular Biology at Caltech he founded his first start-up company. Since then he has co-founded and run several start-ups in the IT, Microfluidics, Advanced Materials, Medical Device, Chemicals, and Diagnostics areas. He was the Division Manager of Immunobiologicals for MP Bio from 2013-2015 where he grew the product line and increased sales from $14 million to over $40 million in those two short years. At MP Bio, he was responsible for the sourcing, R&D, Quality Control, and production of over 20,000 products, as well as introducing over 100 new products in that same two-year period. He also participated in the review and analysis of companies under consideration for acquisition.

 

 



Board Members