FLURA’s heart lies in our commitment to the farm community and environmental sustainability. Our integrity and values combined with our faithful stewardship to our investors, partners, employees, and customers will lead to our success in becoming a global leader in the hemp industry.
WHAT MAKES FLURA?
Flura’s superior feminized seed projects in Michigan, Oregon, and Washington are in a class of their own.
Our genetics and biochemist teams are working on innovative technologies expanding and perfecting the genetics to ensure premium quality.
FLURA took an aggressive approach in custom, state of the art farm equipment created for all of our farming needs. We created the tools we needed from planting to harvesting.
In house and third party testing for all testing parameters to ensure the highest quality. We test for cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and pesticides to ensure our product is of the highest quality.
FLURA has gathered highly skilled cannabis pioneers, finance and investment teams, data and technology experts, medical doctors, and operations and compliance experts. Our team is rapidly growing as our company scales up.
Jeffery Yarosz - Founder and CEO
Jeffrey leads the strategic finance and financial oversight for the company as well as serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Jeffrey is a graduate of Indiana University and has been in the financial service industry for sixteen years.
Much of his experience has been in the Advance Wealth Planning and Financial Advisory services sectors. He was a principal at World Equity Group and Compass Asset Management. He also has experience as a commodities future’s trader. He is the co-founder of Primal Equity Partners, a Chicago based financial firm, operating at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
Jeffrey's commodities experience and over sixteen years of working in structured finance role across private equity and funds bring valuable
expertise to complement the deep cannabis operations experience.
Robert J. Buynak, MD - Medical Director
As Medical Director, Dr. Buynak ensures that FLURA products meet the highest industry standards for consumer use.
As a clinical researcher, Dr. Buynak is directing FLURA’s exploration of research into Hemp and CBD products to validate and expand their clinical use.
Dr. Buynak is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the residency training program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the
University of Notre Dame and served as Valedictorian of his graduating class. He is board-certified in General Internal Medicine with over 20 years in medical practice.
Dr.Buynak has been a Principal Investigator in over 100 FDA-registered clinical research studies and has served as an advisor to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical supplement industry.
Stan Orlowski – Director of Technology and Supply Chain
Stan is a motivated and highly talented individual with a strong background in multiple areas, including Vendor Management, Client Management, and Support, Program, Project, and Release Management.
Stan’s career includes over twenty-five years of experience working in the high-tech industry where he spent over eleven of those years working at Microsoft. Stan helps build and enhance the Office 365 suite of products. He holds a master’s degree in public history from the University of San Diego.
Stan has extensive experience in the building and running of a Cannabis business. He was an owner, grower and member of the Board of Directors of a Tier 3 Cannabis grow operation in Washington State. He was a pioneer in a newly legalized business and held a role as a utility player with duties ranging from construction, production planning, processing, new business development, marketing, and packaging.
Joseph Kirkpatrick -- Executive Vice President
Joseph has extensive sales and leadership experience running sales teams in the medical device world for over eight years. His passion and drive for business have made him extremely successful throughout his career.
Joseph has won multiple presidents club awards for a top individual sales representative in the country as well as led multiple sales teams to award-winning years.
He is well versed in financial services and is a partner of Primal Equity Partners three years ago. Joseph has helped lead Primal Equity Partners through extensive capital raises as well as guided their sales team through multiple complicated transactions.
Ron Strickland - Founder and COO
Ron has over twenty-five years of agricultural farming experience and more than fifteen years of cannabis cultivation experience. Ron has been involved in CBD and Hemp since mid-2012 and has a deep understanding of the industry. He is considered a respected veteran of cannabis.
Ron specializes in premium cannabis breeding and
cultivation. He focuses on companies that leverage technology being deployed in the cannabis industry. Ron has successfully created consumer cannabis products, including the brand Happy Hashers Soda, one of the first edible lines
within the medical cannabis markets in Oregon and Washington State.
Ron's cannabis products have been featured in many cannabis industry blogs and magazines.
Laura McLaughlin -- Director of Contracts and Procurement
Laura has over thirteen years of progressive contract
and procurement experience. She spent nine years at Leidos, Inc. (formerly Science Applications
International Corporation) managing a diverse portfolio of multi-million- federal and commercial health contracts.
She is highly experienced in complex contract negotiations, risk mitigation techniques and business proposal development.
Laura holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Science in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Paul Anderson – Director of Farm Equipment
Paul is the product of a lifetime spent in the agriculture industry. He grew up on a 2,000 acre livestock and row crop farm in Illinois before attending Iowa State University and graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Paul has held a variety of positions in the agriculture industry, including overseeing farming operations to marketing agricultural products.
Paul is taking the lead on procuring customized state-of-the-art equipment to plant and harvest Hemp.
Susan Strickland -- Chief Compliance Officer
Susan began her career as a laboratory technician responsible for supporting the head researcher in efforts to establish technical proof-of-principle of biomarker measurements.
Susan has eight years of experience in running backend cannabis operations with the role of ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations of cannabis production.
Her experience of cannabis regulations is an invaluable skill set in the highly regulated Hemp/CBD industry.