Geoff Doran is a cannabis industry veteran with experience in launching cannabis brands, building cannabis technology and distribution. Geoff’s background is in advertising, marketing and fundraising for educational foundations. He is based in Southern California and currently owns and operates two California cannabis business licenses as well as a suite of cannabis brands. Geoff’s first venture in cannabis was co-founder to the world’s first online wholesale marketplace for the cannabis industry. In his home state of Missouri, he received his bachelor’s degree from Drury University.
GMR Executive Spotlight Interview Q & A:
Full Birth Name: Geoff Doran
Title: Founder & CEO
Company: Van Doran Brands, Inc.
Years At Current Company: 2 years
Most Successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: Assisted in one of the largest grand openings for the Hardee’s Franchise system in 2008.
Company’s Most Successful achievement: We finally received the approval for our acquired licenses to begin operations under our name in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. Under unique circumstances, we have been able to grow 30% month over month since getting into market.
Has the company raised any capital: Yes.
How much: I raised a small friends and family pre-seed round.
Any plans on raising capital in the future? We are going to remain bootstrapped and self-funded until we expand beyond California.
Most Important company 5 year goal:
We would like to be a top 5 cannabis brand in California and operating in 3 other states.