Brian Shibley - CEO and Chairman
Brian Shibley is a well-known and successful real estate investor and developer. He originally became involved in Puration as a passive investor later taking over the Company’s senior management position to lead the Company through a transition into a new industry. Brian came to Puration as part of a broader investment strategy within the beverage industry. Puration was previously focused on reusable water bottles enable through a proprietary filter system. Brian was instrumental in two additional beverage industry launches – one in the distilled spirits industry and one in the health and wellness industry. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, Brian moved to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, where he designed and built homes, condominiums, hotels and casinos. After more than a decade in the Caribbean, Brian moved to Dallas Texas where he established his own real estate company in partnership with the renowned Tower Group to purchase land and correspondingly develop residential, commercial and hotel properties. For the last ten years, while continuing in the real estate business, Brian has also served as the CEO of a family owned underground utility company. Brian built the utility company into multimillion dollar operation that was recently sold in a private transaction. Brian has vast experience in building hotels and is often sought after by other developers to consult on complex hotel structures and developments. He has worked on projects throughout the Caribbean (most recently in Cuba), the Middle East and within the United States.
Steven Rash - Director
Steven Rash is the CEO and Chairman of North American Cannabis Holdings in addition to being a partner in the firm holding a majority interest in North American Cannanbis Holdings. Mr. Rash is a medical industry veteran with a lengthy list of career accomplishments and experiences. He has negotiated medical device licensing agreements and health care partner strategic alliances that combined have generated over $650 million in new revenues. Mr. Rash has also managed numerous drug trials and secured multiple FDA approvals. He has signed over 400 managed care contracts and made more than 200 Boardroom presentations at Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Rash served as President and CEO of American BioMed, Vice President of Blue Rhino Corporation and Division President of Maxum Health Corporation. He earlier held numerous Vice President positions at BOC Group, PLC. Mr. Rash has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Rash is also a Veteran of the United States Army.
Ed Bollen - Director
Edward Bollen has served over 30 years with the U.S. government (USG) beginning with service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following active duty, he worked with various military and law enforcement entities at the local, state and federal level (including the DEA). On behalf of the USG, he served as a "Contracting Officer Technical Representative " (COTR) working with USG contractors to develop specialized equipment, projects or designs. Mr. Bollen worked in the U.S. intelligence community and the U.S. foreign service on the diplomatic front primarily in Africa and the Middle East.