Management Team

Chris Bridges
has been an entrepreneur and operator for over 15 years. Most recently he founded Vessix, a flexible B2B payment solution provider for the aviation industry. Vessix was accepted into a tech accelerator (LaunchPad LA) at the end of 2012. In 2013 the company from Colorado to Los Angeles and began operations. Vessix is an FBO Management/POS platform + virtual credit card issuing business in private aviation. Vessix built a SaaS software platform, pilot app for making virtual card payments to vendors. Previously he worked at PRS Assets and Merrill Lynch.

John Brady
spent the first part of his career as a broker and owner of a boutique investment banking brokerage firm. He also ran a family office for a successful and influential media and entertainment executive. For the past 12 years he has advised and invested in a significant number of private and public companies.

Dan Dalton
has spent the last 20 years in the music industry, guiding and managing the career of artists. Based in Los Angeles, he currently manages the careers of Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, and celtic-punk band Flogging Molly. In addition to managing artists, he manages a business that charters cruise ships and produces music festivals. Recently, Dalton has partnered his business with Roc Nation, a full-service entertainment company owned by artist Jay Z.

JJ Southard
President of VitaCBD JJ began as an advocate for cannabis for over 20 years. He has been active in the education and cultivation of the Industry early in its development and was approved as an MMJ Patient in 2007. Exploring the developing business of dispensing Medical Marijuana in Colorado, in 2008 he launched an MMJ Service in NW Colorado called Natural Choice Co-Op, LLC. This molded into Natural Choice Cannabis, Inc., a Brick & Mortar Retail location for Medical and Recreational Marijuana, with an Infused Product Manufacturer License & Large Grow Facility. In 2011, he launched a business focusing on the accessory market of the Cannabis Industry. For the last 6 years, he has been the owner of Sand Gallery, Inc., a High-End Gallery, Glass-Blowing Studio, and Vape Shop.
In 2016, he created a Hemp-Derived CBD Product line called Cherry Hemp Oil (CHO). By August of 2016, the potential of the CHO Product Line was apparent. He developed a Hemp CBD Division and merged CHO with a new brand VitaCBD.