WHAT WE DO
We believe a simple idea can change the world. Reyes Global exists to create, identify, elevate, and support ideas we believe have the potential to enrich consumer living, breathe life into new and promising industries, and potentially save lives. Reyes Global is an innovation accelerator and product consultancy that invests in ground-breaking ideas and technologies that add dimension and value to the human experience.
We create, develop, and invest in ideas and companies that align with our belief that the human experience is at the soul of meaningful innovation.
We support our entrepreneurs and companies through financial investment, marketing and brand strategy, product consulting, executive management, community and government relations, capital resources, and corporate match-making. Reyes Global has invested, consulted, and/or retains equity positions in the following industries:
Reyes Global believes in understanding and aligning with human values on the path to invention. At the core of our own values is simplicity. Singular ideas that change an industry and challenge assumptions.
Meaningful innovation taps into human needs and desires and creates an exponential virus that shifts behavior, changes expectations, and drives human growth.
The Reyes Global team is a group of entrepreneurs, consultants, thought leaders, and intensely curious innovators with experience seeding startups, growing companies, serving in public offices and non-profits, developing brands, and working as executives and consultants in Fortune 500 and publicly-traded companies.
At their core, each member of the Reyes Global team and Board of Directors has an unrelenting passion for improving the world through innovation.
Dr. Smoak is a leading public figure in the medical community, having served as President of the American Medical Association, chairing the Compensation and Finance Committees, as well as chairing the World Medical Association’s Board of Trustees, and serving as President and Chairman of S. Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Smoak was also President of the S. Carolina Division of the American Cancer Society and founding member of the S. Carolina Oncology Society, and completing two terms as Governor to the American College of Surgeons. He earned a B.S. and D.H.L with Honors from the University of S. Carolina and M.D. and D.S. with Honors from the Medical University of S. Carolina.
As a Marketing Strategist and Brand Technologist with 10 years experience as an agency Creative Director, Michelle has been in the leadership role of a significant number of successful creative campaigns, marketing programs, and product launches in both corporate and startup environments. Michelle’s experience includes consulting Fortune 500 and publicly-traded companies, agencies and startups, including brand simplification and digital strategy at the enterprise level. With a track record of high ROI campaigns and exceptional lead generation, Michelle is a corporate and startup consultant providing marketing and product strategy to Reyes Global companies.
After 29 years in chemical engineering and chemical operations positions at Ashland Corporation, Pat brings to Reyes Global a high degree of chemical thought leadership and innovation, product development, and chemical production insight. In his roles as President of 4D Minerals Management, Director of Manufacturing for Boracay, Pat continues to apply his considerable engineering and operations talents, including his leadership in streamlining chemical processes, and product consulting and manufacturing. A graduate of Texas A&M with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Pat holds a patent for the product application of cationic derivatized polysaccharides.
With more than 30 years experience as Founder, Co-Founder, and Consultant to startups in pharmaceutical, financial technology, chemical manufacturing, consumer electronics, marketing, and innovative technologies, Michael founded Reyes Global to provide investment, management, and strategy to promising startups with global disruption potential. After an acclaimed agency career serving as Creative Chief on some of the world’s most recognized brands, Michael has embarked on a passion quest as a philanthropreneur, devoting his time and energy to uncovering and elevating world-changing ideas and technologies that solve issues of global human importance.
Based in Asheville, South Carolina, Chris has an established record of success in building & leading cross-functional teams at the corporate and startup level. Chris has taken organizations from inception or turn-around to profitable maturity. Successful in high-complexity products and services that require a consultative approach, Chris has led companies to consistent profitability and organic growth through strategic acquisitions, team integration and organizational design, key member retention, synergy identification, and marketing strategy. Chris brings a strong organizational and strategic capability, increasing organizational value for Reyes Global companies.
Dr. Human’s significant contributions to solving global health issues include serving in the roles of Secretary General of the International Food & Beverage Alliance, Membership of the World’s Top 11 Food & Beverage companies (2007-Present), and President, CEO, and Founder of Health Diplomats. Dr. Human is a Partner at Global Knowledge Exchange Network on Healthcare and Past Secretary General & CEO at World Medical Association. As a foremost thought leader on food and nutrition innovation and global health pandemic solutions, Dr. Human brings to Reyes Global a significant level of health technology expertise and practical medical experience and public interest insight.