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Ranson Shepherd

Ranson Shepherd

Position: Managing Director, Cultivation Specialist

With over 15 years of experience developing and executing strategies for new and growing businesses, and is highly experienced in entrepreneurship, management, business planning, international business development, engineering, growth-oriented operations, and decision analysis. Ranson guides businesses to create the future they envision with data from multiple markets & industries he’s involved in focusing on analytics, metrics and data points to make well informed decisions. Ranson has a proof of concept that will add value in all phases of the operations.

Ranson is a co-founder with Pegasus Nevada based out of Las Vegas, which is a venture that was able to have a full ROI one year from sales with a 42% net profit margin that created a great win for his journey. Being his flagship state where they have multiple cannabis licenses under holding along with numerous management service agreement contracts along with involvements in markets across the country. In the last two years he has led fundraising for his partnerships bringing in over $100 million to be allocated to multiple ventures across the country. He is also participating in multiple Native American management contracts ranging from a wide range of services within the cannabis industry. Most recently

Ranson was a part of a leadership team tasked through a receivership appointed by the courts in Nevada and state agencies to turn around a massive case of management negligence, misleading investors, nonpayment to employees, vendors, supplier and taxes. Last week that project was approved & settled by the involved parties on a positive roadmap to profitability and or liquidation. But his one project that brings tremendous excitement is the Louisiana State University Ag Center contract which he recently just sold off shares in a merger deal with a group of large local Louisiana based business families pursuing the medical research & studies on cannabis focusing on tissue culture, pain management, inflammation and CTE in efforts to give validation/confirmation on effects of the plant based alternative since 2017. In 2019 & 2020, alongside one of his longtime partners in Bradie James, he was able to participate & contribute to a ground breaking paid internship with LSU students in his Nevada based cannabis ecosystem of companies focusing on seed-sale education which ultimately opened up various international opportunities.

Ranson, a Native Hawaiian was born and raised in Waimanalo, Hawaii and graduated from Kailua High School. He pursued an academic scholarship at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2003 where he also walked onto the football team under hall of fame coach John Robinson. He later finished his studies pursuing a business management degree. Ranson started his professional career in the nutrition & supplement field before transitioning into the hospitality/night life industry where he built up a strong participation resume of projects. He eventually joined Pegasus Nevada because of the unique opportunity to work with highly successful business families in the Nevada market, customer centered culture, and innovative vision led by data to make their mark in the various opportunities.

In addition to his career, Ranson is focused on putting his passions and skills to good use by supporting local organizations and projects in Las Vegas along with his home state of Hawaii. He offers volunteering or charitable donations to local youth projects such as Fight Capital Foundation and the Cure 4 Kids Cancer Foundation. Providing underserved youth the ability to learn self-defense and life skills, which helps drive key mental health care initiatives along with confidence building for the Las Vegas youth. Ranson also advocates for the NYFL with The Las Vegas 49ers Youth Organization promoting football as an outlet for the Las Vegas Youth. In his spare time, you can find him on the Judo/Jiu-Jitsu mats with his three children, local athletic club or youth football field.