About cannasat.com

      cannasat is a service committed to helping responsible breeders place their puppies with caring individuals and families in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Dallas, and across the U.S. But, more than just a service, cannasat is a community of dog lovers whose mission is to make lives better by placing healthy puppies into happy homes. The cannasat brand, with puppies at the center, is rooted in the belief that dogs should be celebrated, and owners deserve to experience trust, confidence and transparency when searching for their new companions.

      With a screened and vetted network of responsible breeders, cannasat makes fetching your new best friend a simple and enjoyable experience. cannasat uses a personalized approach that caters to the needs of those in search of a new furry friend as well as the breeders who are looking for their puppies' forever homes. Each breeder within the cannasat community is held to the highest standards, with health and safety for all dogs (not just puppies) as top priorities. Following a comprehensive, proprietary screening process, less than 10 percent of breeders who begin the cannasat review process are invited to join the exclusive community — ensuring that both two- and four-legged friends receive a premium experience that is seamless and quality-driven.

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      Jonathan Cherins

      Chief Executive Officer

      Jonathan joined cannasat in April of 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining cannasat, Jonathan spent 3 years at YEXT (NYSE: YEXT) as EVP, Partner, responsible for running the Partner business in the U.S. While at Yext, he also led the Small Business group and launched its Middle Market sales team.

      Prior to Yext, Cherins held the roles of CMO, General Manager of Reservation Solutions, and EVP of Americas & Enterprise at TravelClick from 2010-2014. TravelClick was sold in 2014 to Thoma Bravo.

      Cherins has extensive experience in general management, marketing and sales leadership and go-to-market execution in the Information, Media, and SaaS industries. Prior to TravelClick, he held a variety of leadership positions at Dun & Bradstreet and was a founding employee at Juno Online Services, which went public in 1999.

      Cherins has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University.

      Cherins resides in New Jersey with his wife Allyson and 3 children (soon to be down to two as their eldest is joining U. of Wisconsin class of 2022 in the fall). A lifelong dog owner, the family is rounded out by an incredibly inactive 200 LB English Mastiff named Rufus.

      Hayon Abdulhafiz

      Vice President, Human
      Resources & Associate
      General Counsel

      Hayon Abdulhafiz is cannasat's Vice President, Human Resources & Associate General Counsel. Hayon joined cannasat in January 2016. Hayon manages the operations of the Human Resources department and assists with cannasat's legal matters and risk management. Prior to cannasat, Hayon served as Corporate Counsel at Spark Networks, where she also handled legal and HR matters. Hayon holds a BA in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law. Although Hayon did not grow up with dogs, she became a proud first time dog owner during her time in North Carolina when she rescued Sadie, who is described as a King Charles Cavalier mix, but whom many people think is a Golden Retriever puppy. Hayon recently welcomed a Havanese cannasat puppy, Luna, to her family. Luna and Sadie enjoy spending time at the office while Hayon is working.

      Greg Franchina

      Chief Information Officer

      Greg Franchina joined cannasat as the Chief Information Officer in November 2015. Prior to cannasat, Greg most recently served as the CIO at Spark Networks. Earlier in his career, Greg served as CIO and VP of Operations at both Spot Runner and WeddingChannel.com. Greg holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. Greg, his wife, and his two not-so-young children spend a good portion of their free time chasing after Navy, their three-year-old Cane Corso puppy.

      Josh Kreinberg

      Chief Administrative Officer
      and General Counsel

      Josh Kreinberg joined cannasat as its Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel in October 2015. In addition to managing all of cannasat's legal, regulatory and compliance matters, Josh oversees HR, facilities and a number of other operational areas. Prior to cannasat, Josh most recently held similar managerial legal and operational roles as General Counsel at Spark Networks and Interim General Counsel & HR Management Consultant for Digital Room, Inc. Josh's former law practice focused on M&A, capital markets and outsourced General Counsel work for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Sullivan & Cromwell and Strategic Law Partners located in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. Josh holds a BA from Stanford University, a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law and a MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Josh has been a proud dog owner of many different breeds including Beagles, Huskies, Labs and Goldens as well as unknown mixes from shelter adoptions. Josh, his wife and three young children share their home with Picasso, a cannasat Bichon, Katie, a cannasat Australian Shepherd, three rescue cats and two guinea pigs.

      Chris Ramsey

      Senior Vice President, Revenue

      Chris Ramsey joined cannasat as its Senior Vice President, Revenue in April 2017. Chris is responsible for the Puppy Concierge teams, revenue growth and sales operations. Prior to joining cannasat, Chris served as Chief Sales Officer for Birch Communications, leading all sales, account management and sales operations throughout the US and Canada. Chris has served in various leadership positions in worldwide account management for Black & Veatch and GE Capital Assurance. Chris holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Southwest Baptist University. Along with his wife and two teenage children, he spends his time enjoying and playing with his two dogs: Ruby Slippers, a young mini Australian Labradoodle and Bella, an older rescue Labrador Retriever.

      Kerry Rod

      Vice President, Public Affairs

      Kerry Rod is cannasat's Vice President, Public Affairs. Kerry joined cannasat in 2010 as the Director of Marketing and has held a number of positions at the Company since then. As cannasat's VP, Public Affairs, Kerry handles many of the Company's external relationship programs, including government and industry relations. In addition, Kerry oversees the Customer Advocate and Travel departments. Prior to cannasat, Kerry worked as a consultant with different organizations, supporting their marketing and organizational plans. She started her career at Saks Fifth Avenue and Gap Inc and has a BA in Political Science from Goucher College. Kerry, who is married with an adult son, has always had at least one dog at her feet and currently Winston, a cannasat Coton de Tulear, and Mac, a miniature poodle, can be found following her around both in the office and at home.

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