Leadership Team

Dante Jones
Co-founder & CEO
Dante Jones is a serial entrepreneur, technology innovator, and one of the cannabis industry’s most accomplished business leaders. He brings a deep and personal appreciation for the indisputable medicinal and societal benefits of cannabis to his life’s work: empowering fellow cannabis entrepreneurs to invent, innovate and succeed.

Prior to co-founding CannAvolve, Inc., the Northwest’s premier cannabis business accelerator, Dante worked at Amazon Web Services, leading a large global team in building and deploying new eCommerce and marketing strategies across the Amazon platform. Previously, he led design and infrastructure engineering at Bungie Studios, developer of the Halo and Destiny video games, including Halo 3, the biggest entertainment launch in history.

Dante’s involvement in the cannabis industry dates to 2000, when he co-founded Green Ambrosia, Washington State’s first and largest medical marijuana brand. He is also a co-founder of Vuber Technologies, the industry’s premier personal vaporizer; and currently owns three recreational retail licenses in Washington State.

An expert in cannabis production, product development, workforce education, and finance and investment, Dante is an expert on the nation’s evolving regulatory landscape and the potential for worldwide business growth.

Eric Swaney
Co-founder & COO
Eric is an innovator, entrepreneur and recognized industry pioneer in the legal cannabis market. Based in Seattle, he has built a global cannabusiness reputation and now shares his expertise in product development, operations, processing, marketing, government policy, finance, investment, and industrial design with both cannabis start-ups and more established enterprises.

With a career spanning business, management, hospitality and product development, Eric is helping to invent, inspire and build the next generation of cannabis-related companies. He thrives at the center of multi-company business development, and has a special knack for crisis management. Working with some of the best minds in the industry, Eric applies market-based logic, industry research and business acumen to build profitable cannabis enterprises that meet the needs of investors, inventors and regulators.

Eric is a licensed Tier 3 Producer/Processor in Washington State; co-owner of a large-scale farm in Eastern Washington; and a co-founder of Green Ambrosia, Washington State’s first and largest medical marijuana brand, and Vuber Technologies, the industry’s leading line of personal vaporizers.