Jacqueline Morck CEO and Founder of SD6, Jacqueline Morck has seven years of entrepreneurial experience and 15 years in the corporate industry. Throughout her career, Jackie has fostered success in businesses and industries trapped by legacy thinking through integration of new technology and best practices. All of her energy has been redirected to supporting the cannabis industry after a personal event led her to be an advocate of medical marijuana. SD6 launched July 2017 and creates online tools to support professionalizing cannabis. The first stage of the company is the Cannabis Business Database and the Professional Community. Its mission is to keep people at the heart of how cannabis does business.
As an entrepreneur, Jackie focuses her energy on bringing innovation to legacy-based industries. She was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Originate, a pioneer in AI-driven technologies. Her company KeyIn has 60 percent penetration in its initial industry, healthcare education. She was recently recognized as a “Leader in the Cannabis Industry” from the Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association. She has been featured in the Marijuana Times, on VegasTech.com, Vator.tv, Healthcare Training & Education magazine, and has spoken at Women Grow in Las Vegas and startup events across the US, Canada, and Australia. Jackie has extensive experience in international markets. At HDR Architects (named the world’s No. 1 healthcare design firm by multiple publications in multiple years) she helped to design the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a project that has since gone on to win international awards. At IA Architects, she lead the initiative to align marketing, operations, and sales departments across 11 offices nationwide, including technology selection and integration for over 300 employees. This same skillset allowed her to double a manufacturing company’s revenue from $4 million to $8 million in under a year while reducing marketing spend by 60 percent.
Jackie is passionate about giving back to the building industry from her time in architecture and advises several technology companies in the space. She also is an Analyst for a venture capital firm, ShadowFund, that focuses on bringing new technologies to the building industry. Previously on the board of directors of The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists or SimGHOSTS.Org, she led the organization to be an approved 501(c)3 non-profit. Working closely with the founder, she took its events, which provide online resources and hands-on training events, global. Events now take place in the U.S., Middle East, Europe, Asia and Australia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interior architecture and environmental design from the California College of the Arts, where she graduated with highest honors. Jackie also holds a bachelor’s degree in cognitive psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where she founded a female comedy sketch group that remains active today.