Founder & Co-CEO, Execution

Richard “Rick” Gilchrist, is Co-Founder and Co-CEO for Ecofy and EcofyWorx, a soon-to-be Benefit Corporation whose mission is to create “Profits with a Purpose” – providing resources for global transformation and inspiring people to do good, be good and contribute to meaningful change.

He is a business leader and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in start-ups, management consulting, strategic business development and execution, and executive management with an emphasis on Cannabis Technology, Marketing, Big Data, Financial Services, Information Technology, Sustainable Business, Investment Strategy, and Outsourcing. Rick has raised over $2.5M in seed capital for several Cannatech companies in addition to launching three successful tech companies in CRM/Market Automation, Data and FinTech.

As a co-founder and former COO of New Frontier Data and through work in the ERP solutions industry, Rick identified needs and gaps in applications, data reporting and in the business solutions available to a highly under-served cannabis industry. Rick helped to create custom data ingestion CRM engine and architected business tools for marketing/market automation, customer engagement, consumer & patient behavior, and reporting that now make up the foundation for Ecofy and whose IP has been used by over 3500 business users in Europe and multiple fortune 100 companies.

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