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Cheis Garrus

Managing Member, Former CEO
MannaWell LLC

Experienced CEO and CFO, passionate for cultivating socially-conscious new ventures and developing leaders. Empowering, thoughtful, hands-on, and high-expectation leadership style; skilled cultivator of collaborative partnerships that benefit mission driven organizations. Part corporate entrepreneur, part social entrepreneur, during his 30 year career, Mr. Garrus has provided advice and analysis for investments, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, business development and management serving as Director, MMA Capital; Equities Analyst, Strategic African Securities (Ghana); and held positions in private equity and business development with Cargill, TCW Group, and T. Rowe Price in Brazil, West Africa, Europe and the US. Additionally, over the last 18 years, Mr. Garrus has served as an investor, advisor and operator of numerous startup social ventures across industries including agriculture technology, food manufacturing and distribution, work force development, cannabis and spirits.

Mr. Garrus received his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Virginia in 1990.