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CEO | Black Dog Grow Technologies
In November of 2011, Noah joined Black Dog LED as employee #2 and has over 25 years of management experience ranging from startups to fortune 500 companies. He was originally brought on to help grow Black Dog LED as an organization, as well as the brand and sales.
With a BS in Hospitality Management, an MBA and 3 startups behind him as well as 8 years consulting with C-level clients, Noah is experienced with brand building and organizational development. His passion for startups began when he was in college and has taken him through many industries such as restaurants, IT/software development, natural products, pharmaceutical, and now indoor gardening. Noah was actively investigating the Cannabis market as a potential future direction when he was introduced to the founder of Black Dog LED. His combined passion for startups and Cannabis as well as the potential of this new industry made the decision to join Black Dog LED an easy one.
Noah’s first business was a restaurant in Flagstaff, Arizona. Learning quickly about management and operations, Noah focused heavily on standardization and expense management, teaching himself how to harness the power of software to accomplish this. Later moving into technology so he could learn more about the future of business, Noah became a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and moved into a project management role in a software development company. He eventually left this job while completing an MBA at Marquette University and working on a startup consulting company focusing on providing complete turnkey solutions to the entire natural products industry. He later worked as a professional moderator in a pharmaceutical marketing company, guiding discussions with doctors around the country.
Noah believes in a collaborative work environment bolstered by strong processes and employees who are empowered to do their job. His past experience in startups as well as large corporations allows him to understand the value of structure but also the inherent advantages of an agile company. In his 25+ years of management he has never been involved in a company in such a right-place, right-time scenario and feels the possibilities for Black Dog Grow Technologies are limitless.