Leadership

Metrc first and foremost starts as an idea, a moment of critical thought applied to a complex problem, a challenge met with focused creativity, and a desire to disrupt outdated processes and old ways of thinking.

While Metrc begins with an idea, ideas only come to fruition when the right people are developing them. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some of the smartest, most dedicated, and most creative people in our industry and, we take no small measure of pride in being a resource for our customers and an asset to any organization looking to improve a process or capture critical data.

We are extremely excited to see the continued growth of this industry and will maintain our commitment to supporting that growth whenever we have the opportunity.


Jeff Wells

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff is the co-founder of Metrc’s precursor, Franwell, and served as its CEO from 1993 until 2011. He also serves as the Chair of Metrc’s board. Jeff has spent more than 30 years in software development and more than 15 years in the development of RFID technology.

Lewis Koski

Chief Operating Officer

Lewis joined Metrc in March 2019. Previously, Lewis helped build the first state agency in the U.S. to develop and implement medical and adult-use cannabis policy, serving as the director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division.

Michael Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer of Metrc, responsible for driving the financial decisions made by the company. Prior to joining Metrc. Michael served as CFO at Informed DNA in St. Petersburg, Florida, and CM Group Global, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Zahid Ali

Chief Technology Officer

Zahid took the role as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Metrc in 2021. He has more than three decades of experience in Information Technology and software development and has been with Metrc since 2017, where he worked to implement Metrc’s system in California.

Jesse Naranjo

Chief Product Officer

Jesse was named Metrc’s first Chief Product Officer in 2021. He previously served as the company’s CTO, leading the company’s software development efforts since 2012. Jesse has been a key part of Metrc’s software administration, development, and support since joining the company.

Headquartered in Lakeland, Florida, Metrc is a vibrant and growing company with an exciting future. We are currently home to more than 140 dedicated employees, each of whom is committed to the safety and security of the regulated cannabis markets we serve. As the nation’s most trusted track-and-trace provider for cannabis, Metrc is uniquely positioned to help new states regulate their markets and to ensure existing markets continue to thrive. Introduce yourself. We’d love to hear from you.