The Founders

The minds behind Evocann™

Keiji Varela – CEO/Founder, a Rhode Island native earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University (Philadelphia) in Engineering and Business Administration. Following college Mr. Varela was sought after by the Chevron Corporation for engineering, Lean 6Sigma and operations & supply chain management.
After spending over 13 years climbing the ranks and several global assignments within Chevron’s Products Division, Mr. Varela decided to make a dramatic change and follow in the footsteps of his idols Nikolai Tesla and George Washington Carver who both developed life changing technologies and dedicated their lives to improving humanity with their discoveries.
Combining Mr. Varela’s passion and drive to educate the masses on a healthier way of living and healing, Mr. Varela joined up with a California based company Methodology Inc., that specializes in food as medicine. With a common mission to help people live a healthier lifestyle, Mr. Varela spent a year with the company to gain a stronger understanding of the nutritional impact of how clean food effects the body and living a healthier lifestyle yields a better quality of life. After struggling and surviving Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in his early 30’s, Mr. Varela was determined to help other’s that had chronic illness, a potential tragedy became a life calling.
During his time at Methodology, Mr. Varela for personal reasons decided to begin his own journey of cultivating ways to help the people closest to him that were struggling with their own health issues. Over years of hearing people’s personal health struggles Mr. Varela finally discovered his calling and made the leap to be fully committed to developing a holistic approach to treat various ailments that effect the mind and the internal body workings.
Through willing participants, years of research and with Mr. Varela’s Industrial Engineering & Chemistry background began creating an innovative Full Spectrum CBD product line that enhances the body’s cannabinoid receptors. CBD and other cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that display potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. They can promote the body’s healthy regulation of the central nervous, immune, and endocannabinoid systems. Mr. Varela’s unique approach maximizes the delivery of medical cannabis oil through various innovative techniques combined with using the highest quality ingredients. Coming recently from the food industry where the phrase “made with love”, our product line uses the phrase and mission is “made for the ones we love”.On a personal note, when Mr. Varela is not the lab creating he enjoys hiking, spending time with his family

Jamie Brown serves as the Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founding Partner of EvoCann and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the company. Under this role Mr. Brown will be the driving force behind the operational strategy and the financial success of EvoCann.
Prior to joining EvoCann, Mr. Brown has spent the last decade working at the Harlem Medical Hospital in New York City where he held various executive and management positions overseeing specialty fields such as Neurology, Oncology, Lupus, Renal, Gastroenterology, and Endocrinology. Through his close interactions with chiefs of specialty services and patient advocating for the patient population this has been the driving force behind his passion to do clinical research and creating a more holistic approach to pain management and disease prevention.
From a tender age of ten, Mr. Brown’s personal experience with a family history of cancer and diabetes led him towards his calling in the healthcare industry and continues his focus towards creating more effective ways to help other families who are suffering from life impacting illnesses.
In Mr. Brown’s spare time when not crafting EvoCann’s next strategy, Mr. Brown spends his time working with non-profts and educating the younger generations on the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. Coming from Southern roots adopting a healthy eating life style was not a common practice and the education on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to prevent life threating diseases was not taught.
When Mr. Brown is not behind his desk crunching numbers and analyzing data, you will find him cooking up some comforting soul food surrounded by his friends and family enjoying good music and laughter.


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