Why we do what we do
Our goal as a Company is to create a safe and fair business space for the cannabis industry. We will work hard for all Kalogia members to ensure that you have access to affordable professional services and products, have access to information to understand the constantly changing regulatory environment, and that you have the ability to participate financially in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. We come to work every day because we want to help build the best cannabis eco-system possible for you and our members. Our passion lies in our mission to help small to medium-sized businesses reach financial freedom through technology.
Operating a successful business in the cannabis industry is tough, and it’s hard to find the right people for your business. We help you find the specialized expertise, training, and resources you need to be successful in the cannabis industry.
From our thought leadership blog to our weekly Cannabis Business Minds podcast, Kalogia is here to provide you the right information to succeed in your business!
At Kalogia, we realize that operating in the cannabis industry is challenging and that we’re still at mile one of the marathon. The idea of Kalogia came in 2014, when Simone started researching the cannabis industry; realizing immediately that there was a need for a platform for the people in the industry. Due to its federal illegality, cannabis has created many silos in our communities. With the concept of uniting us together, the idea of Kalogia was born. Kalogia (pronounced ka-lo-gee-a) means to come together and proclaim this land.
From extensive industry experience and knowledge, we are building an online global ecosystem to help you with your business needs.
Are you ready to be part of our global community of thought leaders, advocates, and achievers?
The leadership team
Simone’s expertise is in business strategy, finance, risk management, and business process improvement. She has improved business operations for hundreds of clients around the world. With a background in Big 4 public accounting and international consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Simone has lived and worked in Spain and France and has assisted clients throughout Latin America, Western and Northern Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.
Simone is an active member of the cannabis business community in both Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. She is the founder and host of Cannabis Business Minds podcast, has spoken on NPR and 420Radio; has lectured on the US cannabis economy in Prague and Costa Rica, and has given multiple talks at Cannabis Finance Bootcamp and other cannabis industry events.
Simone graduated with dual degrees in Spanish and Accounting from the University of Oregon and holds an active CPA certificate from the State of Oregon.
JN designs experiences across multiple platforms, that address user needs and pain points. JN has close to a decade of experience designing killer customer experiences for iOS, Android and the web with both a consumer and B2B focus. As a competent front-end developer, he is able to design web interfaces that push technical limits AND implement them himself.
Jean Nicolas has worked on projects for companies including Google, PwC, Barclays, La Poste, and Coca Cola…just to name a few.
JN has worked and lived in Paris, Montreal, and Los Angeles. JN graduated from the University of Paris with a bachelor degree in multimedia and worked on his masters at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée.
Paul is currently Founder and Director of Development at Arck Interactive, a boutique web development agency, ArckCloud, a managed hosting company; and Founding Partner at MedEdQR, a startup developing mobile tools for case-based medical learning.
In the past, Paul has worked in development and technical management roles for Dell/Perot Systems, New England Medical Center the United States Department of Transportation, Trivantis Corporation and The World Bank.
Paul lives with his wife and two young daughters in rainy Portland, OR.
He trained under Marty Cagan of the Silicon Valley Product Group and has experience bringing multiple, new products to market, with a focus on SaaS and mobile.
Robert has lived in New York, London, and Atlanta, and currently resides in Portland, OR