AJ Gentile

CEO, SpeedWeed

AJ Gentile

CEO, SpeedWeed

Biography

AJ Gentile , CEO­ is a life long entrepreneur and technology aficionado. After 20+ years developing IT solutions for the US Congress and public sector organizations. In 2011, Gentile chose to follow the “Green Rush” and enter the medical marijuana industry. As the owner of SpeedWeed, California’s largest marijuana delivery service, Gentile has guided the company to $2.5M+ per year with a 24k+ patient base. Gentile utilized his software development experience to create a highly efficient delivery on­demand logistics platform for his Los Angeles based businesses.

Gentile began writing software when he was 10 years old and sold his first software application when was 11. This was a program designed to manage teacher schedules and student assignments. It remained in use by the school district for 12 years. At age 12, Gentile wrote the Computer Science and Programming syllabus for the 6­school district. At the time, the 6th grader saw nothing odd about training teachers on computer hardware and software.

Through the 1990s, Gentile helped launch several technology start­ups, the largest being MacConnect,the first Internet Service Provider for Macintosh users only. When he sold his stake of the company in 1999, it was the largest and most profitable ISP of its kind in history. Through 2005, Gentile served as an end­to­end technology consulting, building the entire technology infrastructure of web­based businesses in New York’s “Silicon Alley”. His duties including everything from telco, wiring, hardware, software, application development, hiring, training and team building. In 2005, along with his brother Gene Gentile and political consultant Kristin MacKay, he created Government Response, Inc. GRI was a web­based constituent services application provider serving clients in the United States Congress, every major statehouse in the US, and many minor government agencies.

Gentile is an experienced television and radio host, producer and writer and has hosted national shows on MTV, VH1, and Playboy Radio. He is a shareholder and board member of the “National Marijuana News” network, which launched in the Summer of 2014. Gentile has a background in both the arts and the sciences and is a long­time member of MENSA.

  • Past Session(s) with AJ Gentile

    Networking Break

    12:00
    16 Nov 2016
    Grand Ballroom