CANNAINVESTOR Magazine March / April 2017 - Page 118

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Wayne Zallen – Chief Executive Officer & Director

What has today become Grow Condos, Inc. began in October 2013 when Mr. Zallen bought an unfinished, industrial warehouse from a local bank and subsequently developed it into a safe haven for medical marijuana growers.Mr. Zallen has since developed an innovative lease-option model that benefits both the grower as well as the investor. In April 2009, Mr. Zallen gained deep industry experience by developing an aeroponic growing method that produces superior quality medical marijuana in a minimal amount of time.

From 2006 up to the present, Mr. Zallen was the President of Sigclo Enterprises, LLC a business incubator specializing in importing and distributing goods through a multitude of web based consumer channels. Prior to that Mr. Zallen specialized in buying, building, and assisting startup companies in achieving their untapped potential. To date these businesses continue to operate profitably.

From 1986 to 2000 Mr. Zallen was involved in the financial services industry, owning one of the first Allstate’s insurance franchises and achieving a top 1% national ranking. Later he went on to establish a San Francisco Bay Area regional office of American National Financial, Inc., where he hired, trained, and developed sales agents to originate over $8 million USD per month in wholesale and retail loans across Northern California.

Mr. Zallen has also been a Business Manager & Account Executive for John Rhein Advertising and was responsible for business management, budgeting, media evaluation, and procurement at John Rhein Advertising where he developed exclusive advertising campaigns which went on to be syndicated nationwide.

In 1977 Mr. Zallen obtained an Industrial Design Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University.

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