Michael Richmond

Michael Richmond

Chairman of the Board, Interim CFO

Mr. Richmond has been involved in the digital interactive marketing industry since early 2000. He served as vice president of sales at Relation Serve Media (2003-2006) where his responsibilities included overseeing various national accounts. In 2006, Relation Serve Media was acquired by Come&Stay, Inc, and Mr. Richmond became General Manager for its U.S. operations (2006-2008), where he was directly responsible for its administrative and business development programs. Mr. Richmond left Come&Stay, Inc. to launch Datasys, formerly known as Media Direct (2008-2021). He has extensive experience working with global companies and brands including Nissan, AT&T, Ford, Chevy, and Tylenol. Mr. Richmond co-founded GSL in 2018, after recognizing the disruption in supply chain and potential consumer safety risks in the cannabis industry associated a shortage of quality third party testing laboratories. Since founding GSL, Mr. Richmond has focused on designing GSL’s laboratory information management system and developing in-depth knowledge of the technology, data security and compliance side of the cannabis industry. Mr. Richmond holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Hamilton College (2003).

Rafael Bombonato

Rafael Bombonato

Chief Compliance Officer, Interim CEO

Rafael Bombonato is Chief Compliance Officer at Green Scientific Labs, a multi-state cannabis testing laboratory headquartered in Davie - FL where he is responsible for the Compliance and Quality departments including ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation and State specific laboratory licensing.

Rafael Bombonato has over 15 years of compliance, quality assurance, and product safety experience in the food, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and for the last five years in the Medical Cannabis industry. Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Rafael’s career is dedicated to product quality, safety, efficacy, and compliance. is part of the cannabis technical committee at CSQ (Cannabis Safety and Quality) and SQF (Safe Quality Food). He is also a Quality Auditor, HACCP trained, SQF Practitioner, and is involved in policy, regulation, and guideline development throughout all aspects of the Cannabis industry.

Previously, Rafael served as Corporate Quality Manager at Curaleaf, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company headquartered at Wakefield - MA, where he managed the Operations Quality Control and Quality Assurance programs in manufacturing and cultivation, and support of Regulatory Submissions. Previously, he served as Quality and Compliance Manager for Curaleaf FL. His thorough experience in Quality Management Systems allowed him to successfully design and implement the Quality Management Systems that awarded Curaleaf the first and only SQF Level II certificate in the medical cannabis industry.

To working in the Cannabis industry, Rafael served as Quality Assurance Analyst and Auditor at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where six projects he was involved with received FDA approval without comments. He also, worked as QA Supervisor and Senior Microbiologist at Nature’s Bounty, and a Microbiologist for R.L. Schreiber.