Richard “Rick” Gilchrist, is Co-Founder and CEO for VöC & Ecofy DC with the goal of providing resources for global transformation and inspiring people to do good, be good and contribute to meaningful change.
Rick is a business leader and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience figuring out how to do it better and be better with notable exits and company successes.
As one of the co-founders and former COO of New Frontier Data and through working with startups as well as his own companies, Rick learned from many, many mistakes and failures. He identifies needs and gaps in starting up organizations and accelerating growth in business, software, data reporting and in the business solutions available to a highly under-served, mission oriented industries. Rick helped to create custom data ingestion CRM engine and architected business tools that now make up the foundation for Ecofy's business acceleration platform and whose IP has been used by over 3000 business users in Europe and multiple fortune 100 companies. Rick’s focus is squarely on helping organizations focus on providing the best product, service or experience while making an impact.
Aubree serviced in the USAF and as a DOD/Military contractor for the first part of his career. From working at the Pentagon and managing the entire military’s global network, to deploying the first secure email system for the DOD/Military in the Pacific. Aubree continued onto to work in AT&T and Sprint’s managed services divisions, managing other company’s networks. From the entire Medicare/Medicaid backbone, every Starbucks location to a $7b global logistic’s company’s network, Aubree has worked on networks anywhere in the world there is internet.
Aubree also happens to be the son of the King of Pot, Bruce Perlowin, who created the first publicly traded company in the cannabis space: Medical Marijuana, Inc. and who is now the CEO of Hemp, Inc. Even though his father was in prison from the time he was 9-18 and was still in prison while Aubree had his Top Secret clearance – Aubree knew the benefits cannabis presented to the world. Aubree joined the ArcView group late in 2013 and founded Greenleaf Joint Ventures to invest in the nascent cannabis industry. Aubree is now focused on the future of the world, and has created ecofy which is an entire eco-system of managed services, software and amazing people built to grow and expand an ethical, compassionate, collaborative and passionate cannabis, wellness, health and sustainability industry.