MEET THE iCAN TEAM

The iCAN Team is a group of DEDICATED and PASSIONATE professionals who each bring a unique STYLE to their work. Our team functions as family – we SUPPORT each other, hold each other accountable, we SAY IT LIKE IT IS and we have a lot of FUN together.

HONESTY, PASSION and KINDNESS are the pillars that support all of our work.

We are each committed to bringing OUR BEST to every facet of this company. Our easy-going, friendly, FAMILY VIBE infuses all of our work and is exemplified in the LASTING CONNECTIONS and PARTNERSHIPS we’ve made.

Saul Kaye

Saul Kaye

Founder, CEO

Ever since Saul  remembers he  has looked at a business and tried to break it down to understand it and figure out how to optimize it. He loves to improve a good idea and make it great. Saul understands that there is a fine balance between perfection and delivery – and drives hard to execute. 

More about Saul

He has  been blessed with several successes in his career. His experience in pharma and customer service has given him a hard learned perspective that good customer service and a valued product are keys to business success. He has  learned a great deal about humility and success.

The cannabis industry has been Saul’s most fast paced, action filled adventure to date. He loves the ability to make real change in the world and the ability to apply his  unique take on this awesome field.

Saul is  very proud of Cannatech, his team’s  first big initiative in this space and I is excited about establishing a global brand infrastructure that will shape the cannabis space.

To be an ambassador for entrepreneurship and Israel is amazing to me as I am not a public person – but the cause is so powerful I am grateful to take a stand

I love my family, I love to camp, fish and read and I look forward to my kids growing up in a new world, and knowing that I had a little to do with it.

Jason Ryker

Jason Ryker

Founder, CFO

Jason  grew up in Sydney with a dream to be a rugby league player. When he realised his chances were slim, he packed up his suit with his CPA and came to Israel. Jason  spent many years in consulting, working with many different companies, with exceptional people and products across different industries.

More about Jason

Ten years ago he was hit with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is with him today. For many years Jason suffered and tried every conceivable cure, to no avail. It was only two years ago when he was introduced to Cannabis that he slowly began a process of coming back to life. His journey brought him into contact with many fellow patients, from epileptic children to PTSD to Parkinson’s patients, and gave him an awareness of the enormous healing potential of cannabis, and the economic and technology opportunities that it brings..

Jason’s passion is to help bring corporate and investor standards that will enable traditional investors to invest and help drive research and product standards.

He enjoys the beach, nature, energy healing, his  kids and watching the rugby league every week.

Clifton Flack

Clifton Flack

Co-Founder, CMO

During Clifton’s marketing career he has traversed and traveled along the booms, busts and bubbles of hi-tech. He has been fortunate enough to have been active in each wave of digital advance from simple internet, seo, ecommerce, mobile, smart, community to virtual.Today he finds himself in business with a plant. ..

More about Clifton

A plant that is sending shock waves and investment tremors through established industries & ecosystems from science, medicine, agriculture, food and retail.

The opportunities cannabis offers local economies, the clear therapeutic & social benefits are as exciting as they are wide and varied. Cannabis is the next big reason for innovation.

When Clifton is not loving his work, he is home loving his family and spending time with his wife and four young boys.

Sari Klaff

Sari Klaff

Product Manager

Born in British Columbia, Canada, Sari has arrived in Israel via Vancouver, Toronto, and Baltimore, each leaving its unique stamp on her. Sari first lived in Israel as a teen, eventually marrying and settling in the country, which won her over with its determination and boundless passion, traits that very much describe Sari to a tee.

More about Sari

Sari’s work experience spans varying sectors, from cyber-security to the culinary arts, and from e-books to the defence industry. Along the way, she has been enriched both by her responsibilities and by the accomplished professionals from whom she has learned so much. Her current foray into the cannabis industry has proven equally fascinating and rewarding.

Sari’s role as wife and mother is ultimately her greatest accomplishment, followed closely by her reputation as a loyal, hard-working employee. But she also takes pride in her passionate turns as an avid gardener, chef, environmentalist, rock music enthusiast, and admitted candyholic.

Sari’s life motto: We are the sum total of all our experiences.

Joshua Berman

Joshua Berman

Business Development

Joshua grew up in the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest. He moved to Israel with his family in 2003. Joshua has worked in e-commerce, local SEO and information marketing for over 10 years. Inspired by the legal and growing Cannabis industry in the US – Joshua began looking for opportunities in Cannabis.

More about Joshua

It was not until early 2015 when Joshua was introduced to Saul Kaye (CEO and Founder of iCAN) that he learned the immense contribution Israel has made within the global Cannabis market. Joshua joined iCAN almost immediately.

Joshua is passionate about building bridges and forging relationships between Israel and the rest of the global market as well as specifically showcasing Israeli innovation.

When not working, Joshua enjoys time with his family, wandering the ancient hills around his home and making wine.

Daniel Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein

SVP, Strategic Investments

Daniel brings more than fifteen years of experience in global business, marketing, communications and operations.  Daniel has spent his business career advising startups in brand creation and development, as well as himself investing in both private and public companies.

More about Daniel

While SVP at The Cline Group (now Venture 1st) Daniel worked directly with Israeli based startups as he managed, encouraged, and nurtured a team of eight professionals spread across three continents.  In his role, he was responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of strategic marketing and communications campaigns for a variety of startups in Israel.   He was instrumental in client brand development and growth.

Daniel graduated from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University with high honors. He resides with his wife and three children in Israel.

Sarah Zadok

Sarah Zadok

Content and Community

Sarah is a Southern Californian native who threw down roots in Israel with her husband in 1999 – they’ve grown to a family of seven since then. She has created content, curriculum, and marketed ideas for the last 18 years as an educator, public speaker and published writer, both in the US and in Israel.

More about Sarah

Sarah is,  (among many things) a lover of people and a talker. Age and experience has made her good listener too. Sarah was introduced to the value of medical of cannabis in 2011 after nearly a year of care-taking a very close friend with cancer. That opened her  eyes to the healing power of cannabis and the need for more education and solid re-branding efforts to allow this plant medicine to do what it does best: Help people feel better. She  redirected her skills as a communicator and content creator towards the medical cannabis community. She hit the ground running with the iCAN team towards the end of 2015 and hasn’t looked back.

When Sarah is  not writing or collaborating on a project, she is  likely on her porch in the Golan Heights with her family and a shot of bourbon (or in the kitchen cooking up a storm). She is known to infuse all of her work with equal measure of heart, sweat and soul.

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