VP of Business Development

Jim Abel

Jim brings over 15 years of executive sales, business and corporate development experience to the Hemp Synergistics team, where he serves as the Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Jim is responsible for strategic planning, deal flow management and scaling revenue.

Before joining Hemp Synergistics, Jim served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for FanDragon Technologies where he was directly responsible for executing strategic growth initiatives while hiring, leading and mentoring a diverse sales team that closed the companies first 12 strategic partnerships, all pre-product launch. Prior to FanDragon, Jim served as Senior Director of Corporate Development at RockYou Inc. where he spearheaded the company’s initiative to pivot to a new “buy versus build” business model. He was ultimately responsible for closing exclusive license, asset purchase, and full M&A transactions, all being the key contributors to driving revenue growth over $150M and taking the company to profitability.

Jim takes tremendous pride in his loyalty, commitment to the team, and the integrity with which he conducts both his professional and personal life. A proud husband and father, he is an avid lover of sports, travel, and the outdoors. Jim holds a Business/Finance degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was also a member of the Tartans Men’s Basketball Team.