Meet The Team
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Visionary entrepreneur backed by a robust tenure in company operations, investor relations, and corporate leadership, has a successful track record in founding and leading start-up companies. As the founder of PCI, a leading consumer product distribution company, Greg negotiated agreements with the nation’s largest retail outlets such as 7-11 (Southland Corp), Albertson’s, and Costco representing 25,000 retail accounts. Greg led PCI through a NASDAQ listed IPO, raising $10,000,000. Greg is a graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in marketing communications.
Since taking PCI public, Greg did a reverse merger in 2011 into a company now called Singlepoint. Greg resigned as Chairman/CEO/Director and spun out 1606 Corp (Doing Business AS 1606 Corp) as a public company from Singlepoint. Greg has now taken three companies public, raising millions of dollars in the process.
Austen started at Single Point working with the company in research and development with the solar and hemp subsidiaries.
After the spin-off from SinglePoint, he worked under the CEO at 1606 Corp in business development and acquisition. Austen then assumed the role of Vice President of Operations in June of 2021. Austen wears many hats at 1606 Corp including sales, marketing, and investor relations.
He attended the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University with a focus on Sports Business.
Marketing & Content Development
Brent’s expertise includes direct marketing strategic planning, offer development, platform testing, and rollout. Brent has worked on, developed, and created well over 10,000 new customer lead generation and acquisitions programs for companies such as Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Fisher Investments, Marriott Vacation Club, AAG Reverse Mortgages, American Express Long Term Care, Cable One, American Standard, AAA Automotive, WellsFargo, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Bosley Hair Restoration, ABC’s SharkTank Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, HGTV’s – “The Property Brothers”. A&E’s – “FlippingVegas” & “Million Dollar Listings LA”
Director of Communications
Derek McCarthy, a seasoned communications professional with 17 years of experience. Graduating with an economics degree from St. John Fisher University, he honed his skills in marketing and advertising as a consultant before specializing in communications for publicly traded companies.
Derek is a content creation expert who’s marketing campaigns are a testament to his deep understanding of human behavior. Derek is a Google advertising expert and a social media influencer with 150,000 followers although, his true passion is his five children and Fiancé.
Mr. Shankar, 57 years of age, is an entrepreneur and experienced executive who has grown companies and teams. He is a strong business development professional, skilled in SAAS, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Content, E-commerce, and Venture Capital. Mr. Shankar has and does serve boards of both public and private companies.
Venu Aravamudan has 30+ years of experience as a software engineering and products leader delivering leading edge offerings for enterprise customers. He was most recently SVP of Engineering for Oracle’s cloud platform and identity, leading a team of 1800+ engineers. Prior roles have included SVP & GM at F5 Networks where he developed the first generation of F5’s cloud services offerings, General Manager at Amazon/AWS RDS leading cloud database offerings and similar senior roles at Limelight Networks, VMware and Microsoft. Venu has a masters Degree in Applied Math from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and an undergraduate in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).