Key Team Members

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing ~ Theodore Roosevelt 



Ayad K. Maher - CEO

Ayad is the driver behind Monroe Blvd and 421Store; his inspiration came from observing the growing cannabis market, the type of solutions available, and the new type of customers emerging after the legalization initiatives in the U.S. He received his MBA degree at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. He is an avid Tweeter and one great conversationalist. Ayad also enjoys nature, music, and traveling and never says no to Mexican food.

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Rummy B. - CCO

Rummy is the Chief Creativity Officer at Monroe Blvd. She is an avid long-distance backpacker, health and fitness junkie, and creative brainstormer. She has credentials in practical theology, massage therapy, and physical therapy assisting. She lives in Richmond, VA with her beloved rescue dog and Green Cheek Conure. 


Christopher Hixson - Principle Marketing Director

Chris leads Monroe Blvd's marketing and customer interaction effort. He hails from Indianapolis and now resides in San Jose, CA. After graduating from the University of Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising, he spent three years volunteering at a small farm in southern Ecuador. Chris is a college basketball enthusiast, adrenaline-seeker, and nature-lover.

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Pankaj Chauhan - Story Teller (Web Analytics & SEO Guru)

Configuring Analytics is one of those areas that most of us aren’t born to do. With 7+ years experience with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, Pankaj lives and breathes those skills. His skills help us to translate a wealth of data into meaningful stories and actionable outcomes for our business. 

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Yildrim Y. - Advisor

Yildrim is a designer based in Washington DC. He has been involved in programs at Yeditepe University, AA School of Architecture, Porto Academy and University of Maryland School of Architecture.

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John S. - Advisor

John is a D.C. based freelance marketing consultant for small and international businesses providing innovative strategy development, advanced social/digital media tactics, as well as brand awareness and company growth metrics. As an avid thinker, doer, and influencer, John strives to invent original campaigns and products to create an identifying mark in companies/businesses.

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