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Brandon Romanek

Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Romanek led the formation of THC Therapeutics into a publicly traded company. THC Therapeutics is a real company with proven technology. The US Patent and Trademark office awarded a 20 year patent for the dHydronator®, A Sanitizing Cannabis Dryer capable of reducing drying time from days or weeks to 12-14 hours while destroying most contaminants.* Mr. Romanek is passionate about expanding the company in the Cannabis industry.

Mr. Romanek states, THC Therapeutics is seeking mergers and acquisitions of Cannabis and related businesses to grow the portfolio of assets that enhance our business. Mr. Romanek has over 20 years of experience managing a healthcare business and over 15 years experience of financial management, trading/investing of stocks, options and was a broker/dealer in the precious metals market. A significant part of Mr. Romanek’s net worth is held in physical Gold and Silver.

Mr. Romanek manages the department directors, budgets, financing, hiring and devises strategies for growth and expansion. He also oversees engagement with investors, public relations and compliance with any government regulations.

Joshua Halford

COO and Member of the Board

Mr. Halford is responsible for day-to-day operations, developing and executing R&D, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, marketing and sales strategies for the company. Joshua Halford has years of competitive startup experience in addition to serving as CTO for two publicly traded Cannabis companies.

Mr. Halford brings a wide skill base to THC Therapeutics and is experienced in multimedia production, videography, photography, marketing, sales, graphic design, website development, programming, 3D printing, R&D, greenhouse management, negotiations and both public & private company management. He has directly lead the development of both national and international brands and products.

Jonathan Cross


Mr. Cross is the Managing Director of Shefford Capital Partners, a private equity fund that specializes in the acquisition of small and lower-middle market companies; founded in 2008, Shefford presently manages over $250 million. Mr. Cross is a seasoned investor with over 33 years of experience in principal investing, domestic and cross-border M&A, corporate finance and corporate restructuring. He plans to bring his wide experience to THCT to develop a finance team focused on clarity, simplicity, transparency and accountability.

Dr. Jesse Dean III


Dr. Dean attended the prestigious Palmer College and graduated in 1999. He ran one of the largest multi-disciplinary clinics in Tennessee and in 2000 was hired by the Memphis Grizzlies as the official team chiropractor. In 2003, Dr. Dean purchased a practice in Milan Jackson/Milan Tennessee and has been operating a family practice as well as treating most of the University sports clubs in the area. Omni Medical and Rehab is one of the largest multidisciplinary clinics in West TN, specializing in Spinal Decompression treating spine, disc, back and neck conditions with the most advanced technology. His Clinic has treated players from the NFL, PGA, Basketball Association, MLB, world’s strongest man and PBR as well as MVP moms and dads and young and old.

Xiao Zhang

Science Advisor

Xiao works on the development of laboratory testing protocols and the optimization of company IP. With the research expertise in laboratory testing, material characterization, and critical thinking, she provides R&D support in product designs and quality controls. Xiao has been conducting research in Materials Science and Engineering for over 6 years. She has over 30 publications on high-impact scientific journals and a patent. With research interests covering from Molecular Engineering, Materials Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry, she joined our team to achieve our mission of advancing cannabis processing technology and benefitting the wellness community for each individual. Xiao is currently in her final year of PhD program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Victor Nacif

Head of Design

He joined Nissan Design in 2004 as Vice-President of Design and was eventually promoted as Global Head of Product Communications in April 2013 and served at that position until May 2015. Upon returning to the United States, Nacif became the Chief Creative Officer at Brojure.
Nacif’s achievements in the automotive industry have earned him numerous accolades including Latin-American Executive of the Year at the 12th annual Urban Wheels Awards 2008 presented to him at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan.

Currently, Nacif is a Design Mentor at Intersection-Inc., and New School of Architecture and Design, lending his expertise to both the educational side and consultancy side of the business. Born to Lebanese parents in Mexico, Victor Nacif moved to Detroit at the age of 9. His passion for cars started at an early age, but after he was told he could not be a racecar driver (age 7), he decided to combine his love of design and automobiles. Victor then attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit while doing Summer internships at Ford Motor Company.

Following his internship at Ford, Nacif joined the team at Zimmer Corp., a small privately-owned company in Florida, where he was the Design lead in creating vehicles now prized by automobile collectors like the Zimmer Golden Spirit and the Zimmer Quicksilver. After leaving Zimmer, Nacif subsequently joined Ford Motor Company and worked in various Ford Design International Studios. In 1996, Nacif joined PSA Peugeot-Citröen, living in Paris, France. Becoming Design Director for Peugeot and Citröen vehicles as well as collaborations in the Industrialization phase.

Dr. John Pierce

Medical Director

Dr. John J. Pierce is the Medical Director of Ageless Forever. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is also Board Certified by the Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He received his medical training from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, located in Pomona California.

He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Pierce is an exercise enthusiast and has a lifetime of involvement as a competitive athlete, with special focus in weight training and nutrition. He also serves as a Tactical Physician with the Las Vegas SWAT team.
Dr. Pierce has been practicing medicine for almost 15 years, he has tremendous experience in the wellness industry ranging from nutritional supplements, herbs, Vitamin IV, anti-aging and is a foremost expert in hormone replacement therapy. Unlike many doctors, Pierce looks at medicine from a holistic standpoint. He understands that pharmaceuticals have their place in medicine, but agrees with THC Therapeutics that many issues can be solved with proper diet, nutrition, exercise and specialized therapies.

Natalia Tafur

Lead Researcher

Ms. Tafur is responsible for conducting interviews, identifying consumer insights, analyzing potential color themes and format designs from a consumer perspective. She provides essential guidance to the design team for consumer preference, needs and use cases for the dHydronator. Natalia is currently working on a consumer-oriented analysis of the dHydronator to inform the design team on critical decisions for the final product design.

Natalia brings over 20 years of business and project management experience to Keyhole Research & Consulting. Her obsession with all-things customer began in the 90’s as a Consumer Affairs Specialist speaking to over 30 customers a day, understanding their underlying desires and needs.

As a result of living abroad in Latin America and Europe, she has gained a deep cross-cultural understanding. She also has extensive experience working with Asian cultures.​ These collective experiences allow her to more easily understand and connect with a diverse set of respondents and clients.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an International MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. She has a Professional Researcher Certification and is an active member of the Qualitative Research Consultant Association (QRCA).

*Destroys most surface contaminants.