Jesus Quintero

Jesus Quintero

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

Jesus Quintero, since December 2019, is the Chief Executive Officer, CFO, and Chairman of the Board for Marijuana Company of America (OTC: MCOA), which operates, invests, and acquires companies exclusively in the cannabis sector. The Company is a multi-state (licensed) operator and the parent company in the cultivation, distribution, and international consumer product sectors. Mr. Quintero is responsible for leading the Company’s global teams to help execute MCOA’s vision of identifying business opportunities and building an organization to maximize the value.  Prior to MCOA, Mr. Quintero had broad experience in both domestic and international markets and served in a number of key financial and operational roles at various private and public companies. 

He is an executive with over 30 years of experience.  From January 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Quintero served as the Chief Financial Officer of Brazil Interactive Media, Inc., and since 2011, Quintero has been a recognized financial consultant to numerous international businesses.  He has also held various executive management positions where he gained extensive experience in public company reporting and SEC/SOX compliance.   Mr. Quintero held senior finance positions at Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), Latin Node, Inc., Globetel Communications Corp. (AMEX: GTE), and Telefonica of Spain. His prior experience also includes tenure with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Quintero holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John's University and is a certified public accountant.

Edward Manolos

Edward Manolos

Director

Edward Manolos opened the very first Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Los Angeles County in 2004 called CMCA. He is also credited with starting Los Angeles' first Medical Marijuana farmer's market referred to as "The California Heritage Farmer's Market," which attracted local and international media attention and was the first of its kind.

Mr. Manolos is also the founder of many successful companies, such as Everest Biosynthesis Group and Natural Plant Extracts USA (NPE), a leading producer of pharmaceutical grade CBD that holds the largest market share in the USA. He also Co-founded Ocen Communications Inc. in 1997 (NASDAQ: OCEN), an Asia-focused internet communications service provider transmitting voice, fax, and data communications for consumers, carriers and corporations. His diverse entrepreneurial focus led him on to launch the KIWIBERRI Frozen yogurt franchise in 2005. The company is a California-based frozen yogurt franchised that has opened several locations throughout Los Angeles, Nevada, and Florida.

Mr. Manolos has provided consulting services to several companies and has helped them obtain marijuana retail and production licenses in California and Washington, including Cannabis Strategic Ventures (OTC: NUGS). He graduated from the University of California Riverside with a double major in Computer Science and Business Management.

Tad Mailander

Tad Mailander

Director

Mr. Mailander serves as independent director. Mr. Mailander is an attorney licensed to practice before all of the Courts in the State of California. Mr. Mailander has been in practice since 1991 and is a member of the State Bar of California, the bars of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit.