TAPIO MAKI, DIRECTOR
After completing M.Sc from Helsinki University of Technology, Tapio Maki was managing global projects in Nokia Inc. Tapio is an experience entrepreneur in the health food and life sciences industry. As founder of Smart Salt, Inc. Tapio created an international company around a proprietary, sodium-free salt substitute which can be used in all lines of processed foods. He currently holds several advisor and consultant roles in start-ups and runs part-time Elementos Group, Lda, a think tank for international business operations. His experience in health and food industry supported by his successful start-up career is a key for success with CBD INC.
Matthias Ihl, Ph.D., CTO
Matthias Ihl graduated from University of Bayern in Germany and has 10 years of experiences in molecular-level physics and state-of-the-art testing equipment. With his science background he is taking the lead in CBD INC. to improve and further develop the most efficient methods for extraction to be patented and licensed to other producers.
Ivan Farber, VP Sales
Ivan Farber is a solid team player with all of the attributes required to be one of the great business leaders of our generation. He has always been on the cutting edge of new ideas, along with the follow-through and execution. He has founded several nationwide sales companies and built them up to buy-out or cash-cow positions.
Rick Schettino, Marketing Manager
Rick Schettino has been in marketing and sales communications since 1980. He has worked with some of the best talent in the world at a variety of marketing and advertising agencies in the Boston, Stamford, CT, and New York marketing centers as a freelance creative director and copywriter with experience in print, broadcast, and electronic marketing and media production. He has been working as a consultant with startups and existing businesses in a variety of markets and industries since 1999, and has provided consulting services to hundreds of clients big and small, including Smart Salt, Inc.