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Meet Our Team

John
Montague
CEO
John
Montague
CEO
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With a law degree from the University of Florida, John was one of the first cannabis lawyers in his state. His experience raising over a billion dollars in funding for clients as well as serving as an adjunct professor at UF was the perfect setup for his current role as the Chief Executive Officer at Maku. John is an active member of the community, serving on various boards in Palm Beach County. He is also an avid surfer and enjoys practicing yoga.
With a law degree from the University of Florida, John was one of the first cannabis lawyers in his state. His experience raising over a billion dollars in funding for clients as well as serving as an adjunct professor at UF was the perfect setup for his current role as the Chief Executive Officer at Maku. John is an active member of the community, serving on various boards in Palm Beach County. He is also an avid surfer and enjoys practicing yoga.
Isaac
Moredock
CRO
Isaac
Moredock
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A Florida native, Isaac has had over 10 years building teams, architecting systems, conducting research, and generating revenue. He served for years as the Chief Revenue Officer at Grooveshark and has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as raised over $30 million in venture funding. His extensive consulting experience made him the perfect candidate to serve as Chief Revenue Officer at Maku.
A Florida native, Isaac has had over 10 years building teams, architecting systems, conducting research, and generating revenue. He served for years as the Chief Revenue Officer at Grooveshark and has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as raised over $30 million in venture funding. His extensive consulting experience made him the perfect candidate to serve as Chief Revenue Officer at Maku.
Ed
Dougherty
CFO
Ed
Dougherty
CFO
Started Medical Marijuana segment as Chief Credit Officer for Florida’s premier cannabis bank. He developed policies and procedures for FINCEN cannabis guidance, and partnered with Florida’s largest Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (“MMTCs”) to develop comprehensive financial services. He is the first banker in Florida to Mortgage a dispensary, and has underwritten over $500 million in commercial loans.
Started Medical Marijuana segment as Chief Credit Officer for Florida’s premier cannabis bank. He developed policies and procedures for FINCEN cannabis guidance, and partnered with Florida’s largest Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (“MMTCs”) to develop comprehensive financial services. He is the first banker in Florida to Mortgage a dispensary, and has underwritten over $500 million in commercial loans.
Sunil
Alvarez
Director of Marketing
Sunil
Alvarez
Director of Marketing
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Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Sunil is a tech-savvy individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and an undying passion for innovation. The majority of Sunil’s experience has been closely tied to driving growth for early-stage startups. What started out as a curiosity, has evolved into a healthy obsession. It has led Sunil to specialize in creating and implementing marketing strategies and processes that generate demand while providing value to the end consumer. Outside of work, Sunil is a soon-to-be dad, a husband, a brother, a son, and a friend to many!
Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Sunil is a tech-savvy individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and an undying passion for innovation. The majority of Sunil’s experience has been closely tied to driving growth for early-stage startups. What started out as a curiosity, has evolved into a healthy obsession. It has led Sunil to specialize in creating and implementing marketing strategies and processes that generate demand while providing value to the end consumer. Outside of work, Sunil is a soon-to-be dad, a husband, a brother, a son, and a friend to many!
Tara
Bass
Executive Assistant to CEO
Tara
Bass
Executive Assistant to CEO
As a Gainesville native, Tara began in the education field. She obtained her masters in elementary education from UF with a specialization in Education Technology. After five years of teaching kindergarten through fifth grade technology and third grade general education, she moved into the startup community. As an onboarder for Eventplicity, Tara became immersed in the ever changing and exciting environment that encompasses growing new ideas and businesses. These experiences combined to make her a great fit at Maku. Outside of work she can be found crafting, cooking, and with her family.
As a Gainesville native, Tara began in the education field. She obtained her masters in elementary education from UF with a specialization in Education Technology. After five years of teaching kindergarten through fifth grade technology and third grade general education, she moved into the startup community. As an onboarder for Eventplicity, Tara became immersed in the ever changing and exciting environment that encompasses growing new ideas and businesses. These experiences combined to make her a great fit at Maku. Outside of work she can be found crafting, cooking, and with her family.
Miquel
Kendrick
Creative Director
Miquel
Kendrick
Creative Director
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Florida and Colorado-based Designer + Creative Director with a background in fine art and start-ups. Miquel has 8 years experience in tech and emerging products field. She enjoys shaping delightful product experiences that enhance people’s lives and helping organizations find their unique voice through visual storytelling. Outside of Maku, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, photography and practicing yoga.
Florida and Colorado-based Designer + Creative Director with a background in fine art and start-ups. Miquel has 8 years experience in tech and emerging products field. She enjoys shaping delightful product experiences that enhance people’s lives and helping organizations find their unique voice through visual storytelling. Outside of Maku, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, photography and practicing yoga.
Erica
Miller
Director of Operations
Erica
Miller
Director of Operations
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A native of South Florida, Erica attended university in South Carolina, where she studied Psychology. Her passion for people brought her to New York, where she spent several years as a professional makeup artist. Later, she decided to claim a more permanent spot in her native state of Florida, where she helped build a local start-up into a multi-million dollar brand. With a passion for adventure, she’s happy to be at Maku serving as the Director of Operations.
A native of South Florida, Erica attended university in South Carolina, where she studied Psychology. Her passion for people brought her to New York, where she spent several years as a professional makeup artist. Later, she decided to claim a more permanent spot in her native state of Florida, where she helped build a local start-up into a multi-million dollar brand. With a passion for adventure, she’s happy to be at Maku serving as the Director of Operations.
Shirley
Moredock
Influencer Marketing Manager
Shirley
Moredock
Influencer Marketing Manager
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Shirley is on the Influencer Marketing team, with experience in non-profit campaigning and quality of life investments. Her background in marketing strategic planning, creative writing, and ethical studies keep her determined and mindful. She has spent three summers abroad helping lead educational and research studies for health, poverty, and animal science. Fueled by her passion to help find long-term solutions to physical and mental pains, she pursued a degree in biology, from Mars Hill University, and believes natural remedies are driving the future for how the world handles medicine. Working to understand others needs and how to best accommodate individual collaborations is always her top priority!
Shirley is on the Influencer Marketing team, with experience in non-profit campaigning and quality of life investments. Her background in marketing strategic planning, creative writing, and ethical studies keep her determined and mindful. She has spent three summers abroad helping lead educational and research studies for health, poverty, and animal science. Fueled by her passion to help find long-term solutions to physical and mental pains, she pursued a degree in biology, from Mars Hill University, and believes natural remedies are driving the future for how the world handles medicine. Working to understand others needs and how to best accommodate individual collaborations is always her top priority!
Jasmine
Tamayo
Harmony Engineer
Jasmine
Tamayo
Harmony Engineer
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Originally from Rhode Island, Jasmine has called Florida home since the age of 11. Her background in Psychology and Liberal Arts propelled her into the customer service industry for over 11 years. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design. Jasmine’s dedication to her work is what sets her apart and is how she found herself at Maku as a Harmony Engineer.
Originally from Rhode Island, Jasmine has called Florida home since the age of 11. Her background in Psychology and Liberal Arts propelled her into the customer service industry for over 11 years. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design. Jasmine’s dedication to her work is what sets her apart and is how she found herself at Maku as a Harmony Engineer.