Experienced Leadership Matters

 TOPS is led by John Williams, COO, and Val Giddings, Board Member. These individuals bring over 50 years of experience in operating, financing, regulatory policy, and scaling technology companies.     

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John Williams


John Williams comes to TOPS with a long history of successful operational execution and management in a broad range of industries, including heavy construction, manufacturing, commercial real estate development, investment underwriting, and, most recently and relevantly, a deep immersion in cannabis-related enterprises with specific emphasis on cannabinoid extraction.


Val Giddings

Board Director

Val is a senior fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and joined ITIF after nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine.