Board of Directors - Management - Advisors

Terrence M. Patton - Chairman / Founder

Terry is a former member of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade and has successfully traded options on equities, financial indices, commodities and M&A for over 25 years.  

Since 2010 he has gained an understanding of the Cannabis Industry, attended the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) symposium with over 250 researchers, scientists and doctors from all over the world.  Terry gained valuable insight into Colorado's Medical Cannabis industry during his statewide travels with Irvin Rosenfeld, one of only two remaining patients to continue receiving cannabis from the federal government.  Additionally, Mr. Patton has met with cannabis industry stakeholder groups including local and state government officials, bankers, dispensary owners, growers, manufacturers of infused products, patients and adult use cannabis consumers.  

This was the foundation of the design of software that to this day is unique to the cannabis industry. 


James V. Zaring - Vice-Chairman / President / Chief Executive Officer

James comes with a wealth of experience with over 35 years of banking experience and has held positions at multiple executive levels including serving as Bank President and Chief Executive Officer for 10 years. He acted as the Senior Lending Officer and Chief Credit Officer for 17 years. While maintaining these positions, James also acted as the Chairman on multiple committees; including, but not limited to the Bank Credit Committee, the Investment Committee, and the Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO).

Throughout his career James has had quite a few notable achievements. He successfully filed and opened multiple bank branch locations. He also filed an application for a de novo bank, which he had approved and opened within five months of filing the initial application.  He has received regulatory approval to work on several troubled financial institutions and using his ability to author and implement various policies and procedures, he was able to have regulatory sanctions removed from these institutions within twelve to thirteen months. James has acted as an expert witness who has testified for the FDIC pursuant to enforcement actions and has also worked as a consultant for private trust disputes. 


Thomas E. Gavin IV - Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer / Director

Thomas comes to CannaTrac with a long list of attributes. His previous business experience includes 16 years in residential and commercial real estate, and finance. During this time, he managed a corporate office along with 4 out-of-state offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Indiana and was responsible for over 100 employees. 

Although he grew up in a family in the marketing and advertising industry, his professional experience didn’t start until 2005, where he assisted with the development of an improved marketing campaign for 14 of the corporation’s publications.

In late 2007, Thomas founded T E G Resources, Ltd., to provide marketing consulting to small-medium sized businesses looking to expand within their market and become more efficient.

Mr. Gavin spent 5 yrs working with government agencies and federal grants, including Homeland Security. 

Currently, Thomas is a member of multiple networks, groups, and societies within the real estate, finance, and business sectors. He also sits as board member for a non-for-profit. Thomas has never given up in his pursuit of knowledge.  He has continued his education both formally and informally, obtaining several certificates in management related fields, courses in real estate investment, and sharing ideas with business professionals on a regular basis.


Thomas J. Allison III - Independent Director / Advisor

Thomas J. Allison III is a renowned expert in business stabilization/growth experience is without peer. One of the foremost professionals in the corporate renewal industry. Has been a corporate officer or key advisor in some of the world’s largest and most complex turnarounds. A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. Known for innovative and creative approaches in successfully guiding clients through restructuring and working with Private Equity companies to prepare companies for sale. Managed American Optical Services through a Chapter 11 sales process.

Extensive experience with major retailers, including K-Mart, Montgomery Ward, Joseph A. Bank and Paul Harris, in earlier years. In a crisis, has the ability to focus an organization on the task at hand and make tough calls on a timely basis. Drives for results and is dedicated to successful client outcomes.

A founder and former Chairman of the Association for Certified Turnaround Professionals and past Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). Has received multiple TMA “Turnaround (or Transaction) of the Year” awards.  


Daniel Greenman - Chief Financial Officer / Director

Daniel Greenman is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Illinois, with reciprocal licenses in California and Indiana. He is the sole principle of Daniel Greenman & Co., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, which he established in January of 1980. 

His firm specializes in servicing entrepreneurial businesses, including, but not limited to: the Construction, Information Technology, Environmental, Service and Hospitality industries. In addition to providing his clients with accounting services, Mr. Greenman also provides consulting on managerial advisory services, tax issues, minority business enterprises, disadvantaged business enterprises, litigation support, and distressed business issues.


Legal Counsel - Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP - is a national law firm founded in 1934, it is one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms and represents clients in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional matters in 25 offices across the United States and in London.  Hinshaw also operates a consulting division in the areas of corporate governance, and real estate financing.