As Founder and President of Gaudete Development, Andrew Ellis oversees day-to-day operations, manages client and vendor relationships and plays a key role in determining the company's vision and growth strategy.
Prior to founding Gaudete, Andrew served as president and chairman of a regional financial services firm with over $4 billion in client assets. His background also includes brand development, communications and copy writing. Andrew earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
With 30 years of business management experience, Andrew has the expertise to shepherd Gaudete's growth as a software development, advertising and multi media company.
As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Gaudete Development, Matt creates, produces and edits images, videos and broadcasts for the company and clients.
Prior to co-founding Gaudete, Matt served in various creative and marketing roles for Fortune 500 companies. Matt earned his B.A. in General Studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia with an emphasis on marketing, advertising and graphic design.
With 25 years of advertising industry experience, Matt has the expertise to help clients effectively communicate their message through multiple media platforms. An artist first, Matt shares his vision and Thought Leadership with organizations such as Conscious Capitalism, Opportunity Hub, the Biomimicry Institute and the Buckminster Fuller Institute, among others.
As Chief Technology Officer of Gaudete, Michael Kubala is a software engineer and oversees Gaudete's suite of IT platforms and programs, system integrations and software development teams.
With over 15 years of experience in web design and management of Information Technology teams, Michael keeps Gaudete's IT systems running at optimal levels in a secure environment. His personal projects include video game development and robotics programming.
As Chief Cinematographer of Gaudete Development, Matt captures high quality images and video for all company projects and clients.
Matt earned his B.A. in Film and Media Studies from the University of Kansas, where he mastered the art of lighting and camera techniques. He has worked with a diverse group of clients, including local breweries, music festivals, and more.
As a young professional in a quickly evolving industry, Matt stays up to date with current visual and technological trends, and has an expertise of a variety of cameras and video equipment.
The personification of Hustle, Clay is a natural Rainmaker, Connector and Project Manager.
When Cannabis became legal in California, Clay bought a Winnebago, grabbed his two dogs and high-tailed it out to Oakland where he immersed himself in the Cannabis Industry, from establishing grow houses to setting up and managing the buildout of more than a few Dispensaries. Dealing with this new industry nationwide is almost 100% experienced-based - and Clay’s resume is long and distinguished.
Courteous, Friendly, Compassionate & Attentive to Detail, No one is a stranger to Clay. Reach out to him to discuss how we can help put your CannaBusiness on the Map, or any other business for that matter.
As Digital Marketing Manager of Gaudete, Ryan Womack oversees back-end website development to implement Google and Bing search engine optimization programs for the company and clients.
Ryan earned a double B.S. In Marketing and Business Administration from Missouri State University and holds both Google and Bing Certifications. Ryan has a vast technical background in all things digital including Website Design and Development, Social Media, Blogs, SEO, SEM, Hardware, and Networking.
With over 10 years of experience, Ryan creates SEO Programs to maximize website and social media marketing. Ryan's personal projects include running his own business, coaching kid’s sports teams, building microcomputers and helping other people grow their businesses.