Leadership Team

Dante Jones
Co-founder & CEO
Dante Jones co-founded CannAvolve in 2011 with the mission to incubate businesses and accelerate fellow cannabis industry entrepreneurs to invent, innovate and succeed. Recognized as one of the industry’s foremost business leaders, Dante’s expertise in technology, production, product development, marketing, workforce development, finance and investment help CannAvolve’s portfolio companies achieve their business goals. CannAvolve's first major undertaking was establishing Washington State’s first regulated medical dispensary, which grew to become one of the state’s largest retailers and consumer brands. The second, Vuber Technologies, became the industry’s leading personal vape device --which the company sold for more than 15x its original investment in less than two years. Prior to CannAvolve, Dante worked as a Technology Manager at Amazon, managing a large global team in designing and deploying new eCommerce for the AWS Cloud. Prior to joining Amazon during a pivotal era of worldwide growth, Dante held executive technology positions with Bungie Studios (makers of Halo and Destiny video games), and AT&T Wireless. Today, Dante is well-known for leading cannabis companies to profitability, and a sought-after spokesperson on the industry’s evolving regulatory landscape and its potential for worldwide impact and growth.
Eric Swaney
Co-founder & COO
CannAvolve Co-founder and COO Eric Swaney applies his experience in cannabis operations, production, extraction, sales, government policy, crisis management, and industrial design to help fund and grow the next generation of great cannabis companies. A lifelong advocate for the medicinal and societal benefits of cannabis, Eric previously operated Washington State’s first and largest medical marijuana brand. He was one of the state’s original licensed Tier 3 Producer/Processors and is the former owner of a high-yield cannabis farm in Eastern Washington. Under Eric’s guidance, CannAvolve successfully spun off portfolio companies Vuber Technologies and Vast Display Network for significant cash and stock. Drawing on a career spanning sales and marketing, management, hospitality, real estate and product development, Eric works closely with portfolio companies on strategic business planning and implementation to meet the needs of investors, inventors and regulators. With more than two decades of experience in the cannabis industry, Eric leverages his influential global network of contacts to support portfolio company operations and investment. Eric is currently leading CannAvolve's expansion of global operations into Jamaica.