Metrc Promotes First CTO

Updated: May 4, 2020

Metrc today announced the promotion of Jesse Naranjo to Metrc’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Naranjo was previously Lead Developer after joining Metrc in 2012 as a software developer. “Jesse was one of the first people to develop Metrc’s software and helped us partner with Colorado to run the state’s track and trace system,” said Metrc CEO Jeff Wells. “He brings a uniquely important point of view to this position, and I couldn’t think of a better person to continue building our software and RFID technology.”

Before joining Metrc, Naranjo worked as a software developer for Metrc’s parent company, Franwell, helping to develop various supply chain management technologies. Naranjo played a key role in the final design stages of the software, including intensive software development and testing. Within a year, Naranjo was promoted to Lead Developer and assisted in drafting state government RFPs, oversaw hosting needs, including hardware upgrades and software upgrades, and was the primary point of contact for end-user support and troubleshooting of Metrc.

Born in Cuba, Naranjo immigrated to the United States at age 11 and taught himself English. He went on to study computer programming and got his first IT job while earning an associate degree from Miami Dade College.

About Metrc:

Metrc is America’s leading solution for cannabis and hemp governance. Our software, RFID technology and support teams track cannabis products from seed to sale, ensuring a closed, legal ecosystem. Metrc’s solution ensures a secure supply chain, transparency, and public health, providing a safe marketplace for everyone. We proudly support twelve states, the District of Columbia and over 15,000 business licenses. For more information, visit