Co-Founder & CEO
Bryan has 8+ years of technical marketing experience ranging from website development to analytical strategy. From creating unconventional solutions for the ficklest of scientists to spearheading a successful meme-themed Instagram page, his approach to business is innovative, curiosity driven, and sprinkled with good-natured humor. After earning his Master's Degree in Digital Entrepreneurship from Strayer University, which partnered with Jon Steinberg’s Cheddar Network, he spent his time working for a spectroscopic instrumentation company that’s primary focus was on customized OEM development.
As a resourceful go-getter who continually strives for progress, Bryan is both personally and professionally committed to a growth mindset, even if his spirits are sometimes hampered by his doomed love for the Knicks. His drive to push himself, and others, to become passionately forward-thinking has translated to an overall love of learning. Whether this materializes through an engaging conversation with an industry giant or winding up on some questionable Spotify playlists, his eternal curiosity is rooted in bettering himself so that he can be an indispensable asset to others.
In his free time, Bryan is an avid reader and enjoys playing with his puppy, Otis.
“ The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others."
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Kellan is an extraction expert with extensive experience developing standard operating protocols in extraction and has designed methods for isolation, purification, and quantification of medicinal marijuana products. At Eighth Revolution, Kellan advises on strategies to optimize outcomes post-cultivation and helps companies overall solve problems by forecasting industry-specific speed bumps.
Kellan has a master's in Metabolic Engineering and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. His previous experience ranges from speaking at MJBizCon in the fall of 2019 on extraction science to managing the industrial-scale, carbon dioxide-based supercritical fluid extraction and ethanol extraction facilities for a cultivation and extraction company. In addition to serving as lead scientist he developed various standard operating protocols in extraction and designed methods for isolation, purification and quantification of medicinal marijuana products.
Before cannabis, Kellan’s background in analytical chemistry includes working on the Native America Cancer Prevention grant where he quantified uranium and plutonium on the Navajo reservation. In November 2020, Finney spearheaded the creation of the Standard Nomenclature for Cannabis and Hemp Derivatives, an initiative that was long overdue for the industry.
In his free time, Kellan enjoys dare-devil activities like climbing outrageous heights (the tallest of which include Mount Everest) and competes in golf tournaments when he's not busy skiing.