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Security Consultant Derek Ogden Joins Quantum 9

By February 18, 2014Uncategorized

Armed with more than 27 years of experience in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Derek Ogden has joined Quantum 9 as a Level III Security Consultant.

Derek formerly served at the rank of Chief Superintendent and Director General of the National Drug Enforcement and Organized Crime Program, where he worked closely with the Department of National Defense and Justice. He brings with him extensive knowledge from three separate occasions in the role of Officer in Charge of major national law enforcement programs, having developed strategic vision for national programs, training and motivating thousands of employees.


Derek Ogden with Quantum 9 Inc.

During his time with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Derek led 1,300 investigators in a program against the most sophisticated criminals in Canada. Derek supervised the highest priority investigations, which targeted the Mafia, outlaw biker gangs and terrorist groups.

Prior to these roles, Derek served four years in two Senior Executive roles- Director of Security and Director of Anti-Illicit Trade – with the largest tobacco company in Canada. In these roles he blurred the lines of business, working with Marketing, Legal, Corporate, Human Resources and Supply Chain to develop and implement the corporate strategy to combat the company’s most significant threat to market share and profitability, illicit trade.

Derek has worked with Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Government and senior bureaucrats. He has established a network with law enforcement agencies and government departments across Canada and the United States to effectively exchange information and intelligence. Derek establishes long-term relationships nationally and internationally with the goal of providing solutions that best serve objectives.

Derek brings to the team extensive experience in security, protection, technology and biometrics.

About Michael Mayes

As Chief Executive Officer for Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has assisted in funding some of the largest commercial cannabis projects in the world. Michael has been a cannabis investor since 2009 in Colorado’s first legal for-profit cannabis market. As the co-founder and CEO of Quantum 9, Inc., Michael has spent years designing technology and collaborating with countless consultants on the forefront of the cannabis industry. Collaborating with the brightest minds and contributing to world-class organizations has been an incredibly enlightening and rewarding experience for him. Also, he has amassed a comprehensive and award-winning team engaged globally for public policy best practices through the prioritization of environmental sustainability and patient care. Michael is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS), contributor to Marijuana Business Daily, quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Tampa Tribune, Yahoo Finance, Tampa Tribune, Sativa Magazine, CBC and the Daily Herald. His media appearances include several CBS and WGN appearances and international presence on BNN Commodities in Canada. On the public policy front, Michael and his team were instrumental in their work of drafting the Kentucky Medical Marijuana Bill for Senator Perry Clark. Most recently, Michael taught a class for the International Pharmaceutical Academy in Toronto, Canada. He spoke on Cannabis Pharmacology, and the effects cannabis has on the endocannabinoid system.

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