President, Sacred Garden
Zeke Shortes has a Master’s degree from Boston University, and a BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked as a Finance Manager for Applied Materials, establishing and managing a group of 20 employees focused on creating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for every operational and financial aspect of a multi-billion dollar company. He also worked at the Whole Foods Market national office, managing and creating new private label products such as 365, 365OG, Whole Catch, Whole Kitchen, etc. Through his WFM experience he gained significant expertise in branding, marketing, and product development. Since 2009 he has worked tirelessly to understand the operational, cultivation, retail, and financial aspects of the medical cannabis industry. In that time Sacred Garden has grown to a $2MM per year business.