Management Team

John Gorst

John Gorst

Chairman & CEO

Built, led, and sold four different technology companies with market values up to $600 million over a 29-year career in the technology sector. He has raised a total of $45 million for his past businesses, is the largest early investor in IONIC, and has been on the board of directors throughout IONIC's founding and expansion to into Washington's leading vape company. Mr. Gorst assumed the role of Chairman and CEO in September of 2017 to begin the institutionalization of the operations of the company to prepare the company to take in outside capital and to begin on the execution of an ambitious growth strategy designed by him and his C-Level team.

Christian Struzan

Christian Struzan

Co-Founder & Chief Brand Officer

30 years experience in marketing and branding for the entertainment industry. Successfully built and exited 2 companies. Founded an award winning Los Angeles based ad agency which developed and executed marketing campaigns for hundreds of feature films including the Star Wars franchise, Fight Club, Sideways, American Idol and the Academy Awards. Deep expertise in digital, mobile, print media and finished consumer goods advertising.