OUR TEAM

Stuart McKenzie

CEO – Reakiro Worldwide

Stuart has gained unparalleled experience in the fields of sales, merchandising, research and marketing over the past 25 years assisting many of the world’s largest companies such as P&G, Nestle, JTI, Henkel, Volvo. Stuart now heads up Reakiro worldwide as CEO and Managing Partner.

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Mark Wright

Head of Operations – Reakiro Europe

The experience in different positions, from an owner of a business to regional GM of Coca-Cola. Mark contributes over 30 years professional management experience and heads up the Reakiro European business unit.

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Sergiy Kovalenkov

Managing partner of Hempire USA

Founder and Managing partner of Hempire USA, Sergei has been using Hemp for construction projects since 2009. Sergei is seen as one of the top experts in the world with regard to this industry and is continually being invited to talk around the world on the subject. Hempire in 2017 won several International awards, including the EBRD Climate Innovation Award.

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Boris Rashman

CFO – Reakiro Worldwide

Boris brings with him over 25 years experience of Financial and Accounting Management with two degrees, in economics and an MBA (Switzerland and Belgium).

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Konstantin Polozov

Commercial Operations Director – Reakiro Worldwide

Konstantin’s experience comes from large MNC’s in the US, such as Schenker AG and Polaris Industries prior to starting his own strategy consulting practice. He is a seasoned strategic manager with a demonstrated track record for developing/executing business strategy, leading new business development initiatives, and facilitating end-to-end global business launches. MBA, BA Int’l Relations / Int’l Business.

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Elena McKenzie

Director – Reakiro Worldwide
Elena has gained great experience in the fields of sales, marketing, finances, event management over the past 18 years.
Elena is involved in the Financial Management, HR on Pay-role, General Management and responsible for the successful leadership of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Partners.
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Sam Kearley

Head of Sales – Reakiro Europe

Originally from the United Kingdom, Sam holds more than ten years experience in sales and client retention. Weathered by many rainy days as his career began back in 2006 stomping the streets of Birmingham as a door-to-door sales rep. Not long after Sam took his experience to more comfortable surroundings where he enjoyed big successes working in B2C sales roles across the UK. In 2012 Sam combined his desire to travel with his entrepreneurial ambitions a left the UK and has since been involved in a variety of projects in Russia, Kazakstan and Ukraine where he is now based.

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Ruslan Hilchenko

Operations Director – Reakiro Europe

Ruslan is an expert in international business relations, he has been dealing with international and domestic logistics, procurement and customs clearance since early 2000s. He gained profound experience in exports and imports of various products from agricultural commodities to telecom equipment while working for the largest Ukrainian and international companies.

MA, International Relations / International Business.

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Nataliya Pyrozhenko

Marketing Director – Reakiro Europe
19 years of experience in international and local companies (P&G, LVMH, Colgate, MHP S.A., Avon etc), 12 years of TOP management experience. Strong expertise in FMCG companies.
Expertise areas: development and implementation of commercial and marketing strategy, as well as tactical plans; Strategic thinker and multitasker; strategic agility; talent development and team building; strong practical knowledge in research and development; new product development; expertise in media and excellent omni-channel experience; analytics; digital; design and creative; brand management; rebranding; integrated marketing campaigns; brand repositioning; trade marketing.
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Randy Rubin

CEO / President – Essential Earth
Randy started his career in research in Los Angeles 25 years ago.
After serving in the laboratory setting doing research and clinical work with patients, he joined GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) in an entry level Sales role. Eventually his career spanned over 17 years in Pharmaceuticals consisting of promotions from Sales, Management, Training and Development, Marketing, and eventually at the Executive level. He nurtured his business development and strategic skills within GSK in leading business unit roles internationally and in Europe countries. As a corporate person for most of his career, Mr. Rubin prides his success with his start in research then easily into sales all the way through responsibility for managing C-level executives and managing mulit-million dollar P&L’s of several business units within GSK.
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Thomas Mershon

VP Operations, HR & Compliance – Essential Earth
Thomas has lived in Prague, CZ, for the last 20+ years working in start ups and turn-around opportunities.
He gained manufacturing experience building an eyeglass lens production lab in Romania, and worked in CBD isolate production for 3 years. Since late 2017 Thomas has been part of the Reakiro team working on projects in both USA and Europe.
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Will McCauley

VP Operations, Business Development – Essential Earth
Will has marketing background and over 15 years experience developing businesses in the US and Europe.
Born in California with many years in New York and Europe he is an ambitious entrepreneur and has been involved in start ups and driving sales in several industries including real estate, alcohol, fashion, hospitality and entertainment. Having involvement in the hemp/cannabis industry in CA since 2002, Will began working with Reakiro from its outset and now based in Los Angeles and driving sales and business development for Reakiro’s USA projects.
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Stephen Grobstein

Director of Operations, Process Development – Essential Earth
Stephen graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Chemical Engineering.
His focus was on sustainable engineering practices and algae based biofuels. Once graduated, he found a home in the pharmaceutical world working within the R&D department of two companies. Products developed range from transdermal and sublingual patches to soft gels and creams/gels. Being from a highly regulated environment, Stephen has sat with multiple national and international agencies including the FDA and MHRA for compliance audits. His other specialties include, document creation/management, process development, equipment selection/purchase/installation/validation and the design and implementation of packaging lines. Since joining the Reakiro team in October 2018, Stephen has been instrumental in driving vendor and equipment selection as well as preparing for license submission and production through document creation/management, etc.
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