Our Team

Nicole van Rensburg

Nicole van Rensburg

Chief Executive Officer

Nicole is a partner and co-founder of multiple medicinal marijuana businesses in multiple states. As CEO, Nicole spearheads decision-making on strategy and policy, and ensures a personalized approach to the delivery of value-based marijuana products. She has over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare field and is a recognized subject matter expert and industry leading authority. Nicole holds a BS in Business Administration from Emory University, and an MBA from Northwestern University.

William Hollander

William Hollander

Chief Operating Officer

William is a partner and co-founder of Bloom Medicinals, and an experienced operations executive leading the company in developing and implementing short/ long-term operational plans. As COO, William oversees all aspects of business operations from corporate management to facility build-out, and operational readiness through to the end user delivery of product. William has over 5 years experience in the medical marijuana industry with more than 10 years in healthcare operations, and holds a BBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Karen Hollander

Karen Hollander

Chief Administration Officer

As CAO, Karen establishes administrative procedures, workflow systems, and keeps projects moving on time and on budget. Karen has over 40 years’ experience managing multi-specialty medical clinics, physician practices and healthcare diagnostic centers, and as an early pioneer in the HMO industry, she has helped navigate complex capitation structures and the integration of medical records compliance. Karen holds her LMT certification and is practice administrator for the family’s multi-specialty medical diagnostic companies, and several affiliated medicinal marijuana businesses.

Nate Hollander

Nate Hollander

Chief Administrative Officer

Nate has over 40 years’ experience in the medical field and has built, owned and operated several large healthcare centers and medical diagnostic facilities. Nate has keen insight into the competitive landscape of the healthcare industry, changes in market trends, market segmentation, and new business opportunities, and oversees budgeting, capital allocation and cost controls. Nate holds a BBA from Temple University and an MBA from Suffolk University.

Peter Turco

Peter Turco

Chief Compliance Officer

Peter is a healthcare attorney with licenses in New York, New Jersey and Florida, and serves as in-house counsel for both Bloom Medicinals and the Hollander family’s other healthcare companies. He works to ensure all companies stay in line with internal policies and designs controls to mitigate risk. Peter’s high-level of business acuity has been instrumental in sustaining long-term growth. Peter holds a BA in Political Science from Montclair State University and a JD from Seton Hall Law School.

Kevin Bush

Kevin Bush

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Kevin is responsible for providing timely and accurate analysis and forecasts of Bloom Medicinals’ financial trends to management and investors.  He has spent much of his career in the financial services industry serving in both firm leadership and portfolio management roles.  Kevin has presented investment strategy to professionals across the United States, as well as, to numerous banks and family offices throughout the Middle East and China. He has a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Amherst College. Additionally, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.

RJ Starr

RJ Starr

Head of Human Resources & Compliance

RJ is a seasoned operations executive with extensive experience in business process architecture and corporate compliance in highly regulated industries. He oversees human resources, employee relations and regulatory compliance, and writes our applications for new market entry. RJ studied Business at the University of Northern Colorado, Communications at Northwestern University, and Theology at Yale Divinity School.

Andrew Wagner

Andrew Wagner

Head of Dispensary Operations

Andrew has been with the company since its earliest days, starting out as a dispensary manager now overseeing multi-state dispensing operations including product procurement, inventory control, POS, staff training and vendor relations. As a former educator turned cannabis advocate, Andrew served as Communications Director for NORML’s Houston chapter (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Andrew holds a BS in Political Science and an MA in Communications from Illinois State University.

Bill Honore

Bill Honore

Head of Acquisitions, Business Development, and Community Relations

Bill heads our efforts to acquire real estate and other dispensaries as we expand into new markets. He also grows and maintains philanthropic relationships in the communities that we do business. Bill started as an organizational effectiveness consultant in the pharmaceutical industry before embarking on a storied career in commercial real estate acquisitions, specializing in acquiring complex multi-folio assemblages and condominium terminations. Bill holds a BA in Psychology from University of South Florida, and an MA in Organizational Psychology & Leadership from Columbia University.

Jose Patino

Jose Patino

Head of Marketing

Jose manages all digital communications through the company‘s websites, email campaigns and social media platforms, ensuring that each affiliate company maintains its branding and messaging integrity, meets compliance needs and marketing goals. Jose has over 10 years’ experience in communications and marketing, beginning his career in the USMC in strategic communications planning and equipment installation and maintenance, and moving into television production and marketing agencies. Jose holds a BBA in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University, and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Michael Sturgill

Michael Sturgill

Head of Technology

Michael oversees the company’s day-to-day IT operations. He is responsible for coordinating technical infrastructure, developing proprietary in-house software, and managing inventory tracking system and technology vendor selection, all while ensuring an excellent patient/ customer experience. Michael has 12 years’ experience in marketing and technology and develops proprietary platforms and websites. Michael holds an AA degree with a focus on marketing and mathematics.

Michael Sturgill

Diego Berlin

Head of Creative

Diego is an award winning, multidisciplinary designer with 20 years of experience in advertising, visual communication, and design. Diego holds a BA in Advertising as an Art director and an MFA in Graphic Design. As a Creative Director, Diego has overseen integrated advertising campaigns across emerging channels, tv, print, packaging and digital; as well as leading re-branding and design efforts for large-scale, corporate identity systems. In working directly with clients, he developed strong relationships to deliver strategic and emotionally resonant creative content that also successfully achieves business goals.

Kyla Hedrick

Kyla Hedrick

Head of Purchasing and Education

Kyla is a seasoned educator with a cannabis background. She works closely with management, employees, and cultivators to obtain the most curated selection of medicinal cannabis products available. Kyla has over 15 years of experience in sales, many of them related explicitly in the cannabis field. During her time in the industry, she has attended multiple workshops, seminars, and classes to create and a la carte style education specific to cannabis science and business.

Danielle Thongdy

Danielle Thongdy

Controller

Danielle is our private in-house accountant. She maintains all financial transactions and records to prepare fiscal reports for each company across multiple states. Keeping up to date with current law, she ensures all entities comply with federal, state and local requirements. Danielle studied Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and is presently finishing the last year of her BA in Accounting with Western Governors University. She holds certifications with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office.

Patrick Delaney

Patrick Delaney

Marketing Assistant

Patrick spearheads the creative strategy for email marketing campaigns, sales texts, social media posts, and customer interactions throughout all social media platforms. Patrick has 5 years of experience in commercial photography and branding, beginning his career at FreshMealPlan in Boca Raton, FL. He assisted in creating the visual representation of the company’s brand from its birth to its thriving state now. Patrick has achieved a BFA in graphic design from Florida Atlantic University and is classically trained in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Pamela Cone

Pamela Cone

Administrative Assistant

Pamela is our Administrative Assistant/CSR with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field. As the CSR she provides resources and personally assist patients through the medical marijuana program in multiple states. Always providing the utmost care for patients she helps patients set appointments, answers questions and concerns and is constantly checking on patients to see if there is anything she can help them with.

Jovany Roger

Jovany Roger

I.T. Support Specialist

Managing general I.T. in corporate, dispensary, and cultivation locations while maintaining our technology based inventory. Operating future installments of all I.T. related equipment into our multi-state locations. 9 years of experience in Customer Service Management with Publix and the luxurious Palace of Coral Gables, obtaining 5 years in I.T. experience with multiple marketing firms. Holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of South Florida. Currently pursuing a second degree in Information Technology while studying the certification path towards a CCNA.

Joe Zinanni

Joe Zinanni

Regional Operations Manager

Joe oversees operations in multiple states for Bloom Medicinals and works closely with Adam. They support the development of new locations and assist in overseeing construction, hiring and implementation of strategy based on each individual state's regulations. Joe and Adam work together in developing the character for each new store based on each local community and establishing the Bloom Medicinals code of conduct and ethical culture. They are also directly involved in educating the staff and executing standard operating procedures. Joe attended university in Arizona and Illinois and holds a BS in Marketing from Northern Illinois University.

Adam Kastor

Adam Kastor

Regional Operations Manager

Adam oversees operations in multiple states for Bloom Medicinals and works closely with Joe. They support the development of new locations and assist in overseeing construction, hiring and implementation of strategy based on each individual state's regulations. Adam and Joe work together in developing the character for each new store based on each local community and establishing the Bloom Medicinals code of conduct and ethical culture. They are also directly involved in educating the staff and executing standard operating procedures. Adam holds both a BS and MS in Communications from Illinois State University where he also served as graduate instructor.

Mark Manning

Mark Manning

Regional Operations Manager

Mark oversees operations and compliance for all 5 of our Ohio dispensaries.  He provides education and training to retail staff and helps bridge gaps between retail management and corporate operational strategy.  Mark brings over a decade of sourcing, recruiting and career development experience to keep a consistent company culture throughout our stores and help employees develop meaningful careers within our company.  He stays actively involved in the industry by building strategic alliances with all vendors, competitors, medical cannabis physicians and Ohio Board of Pharmacy officials.  Mark holds a BBA in Marketing and has a double minor in Computer Science and Psychology from Kent State University.

Georgie

Georgie

Chief Morale Officer

With five years experience boosting morale, Georgie ensures the Bloom Medicinals’ workplace is fun, productive, and satisfying. Although he spends most of the day sleeping under a desk, he also enjoys a game of fetch with his lambchop and lounging from lap to lap. Georgie attends all company meetings to ensure they stay on track. He does this by getting up and stretching as a gentle hint that the meeting has gone on long enough. George intends to pursue a degree as specialized security and protection dog once he gets a little bigger.

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