Speakers 2017

MARRIOTT CITY CENTER OAKLAND, CA

The Summit and panelists of active, accredited investors and successful entrepreneurs will look at what’s next for branding, media, technology, non-profits, venture-backed startups, publicly traded companies and crowd-funding in the new “green rush” industry of Cannabis and beyond.
George Clinton
Founding Member of Parliament
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Dave Morin
Founder, Slow Ventures
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Jason Silva
Host of Brain Games on Nat Geo
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Roger McNamee
Founder, Elevation Partners
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Rick Barry
Former Pro NBA & Hall Of Fame Athlete
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Sir Richard Branson
Founder, The Virgin Group
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Steve DeAngelo
Harborside
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Mike Harden
Founder & Senior Partner, Big Rock
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Jim McAlpine
Founder, 420 Games, New West Summit
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Ophelia Chong
Stock Pot Images
jared mirsky omd agency wick and mortar
Jared Mirsky
CEO / Founder, Wick & Mortar
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Anna del Gaizo
Senior Associate Editor, Playboy
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Drake Sutton-Shearer
Co-founder PRØHBTD Media
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Josh Otten
Co-founder PRØHBTD Media
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Shannon Belisario
Creative Strategy + Experiential, PRØHBTD Media
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Kieve Huffman
Co-Founder - Infrastructure, PRØHBTD Media
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Derek Riedle
Founder & Publisher, Civilized
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Alan Brochstein
Alan J. Brochstein, CFA
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Reggie Gaudino
VP, Science, Genetics and Intellectual Property
Micheal Ray
Bloom Farms
Roy Bingham
CEO & Founder, BDS Analytics
Brian Zisk
Future of Money & Technology Summit & SF MusicTech Summit, Co-Founder & Executive Producer
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Ken Ramirez
Co-Founder & CEO, Alt Thirty Six
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John Perricone
Founder & CEO, Double Clef Management
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Frenchy Cannoli
Master Hashishin
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Tracy Ryan
CEO, Canna Kids
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Matt Grey
Founder & CEO, HERB
Charles Rutherford
Business Development Director, Boveda Inc.
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Alicia Rose
Founder, HerbaBuena (Quiver)
Swami Chaitanya
Founder, Swami Select
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Leslie Bocskor
Founder & President, Electrum Partners
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Ricardo Bacca
Founder, Grasslands & MC, New West Summit 2017
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Allen J. Miller
US Medical Director, International Cannabis Solutions
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Thomas Fogarty
CEO, Fogarty Wine
Rachel Shipp
VP, Business Development, Green Rush
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Sumit Mehta
Founding Partner, Mazakali
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Jared Gold
Chief Cultivation Officer, Genius Extraction
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Daniel Yazbeck
Chairman & CEO, MyDx, Inc.
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Eric Eslao
CEO, Défoncé Chocolatier
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Cory Waggoner
Founder & CEO, Higher Yields Consulting
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Elizabeth Conway
Principle, Gide LLC
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Alan Gertner
CEO & Founder, Tokyo Smoke
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Jeff Zappelli
General Manager, Hall Wines
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Michael Steinmetz
CEO & Founder, Flow Kanna
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Amy Diiullo
VP Business Development & Sales, WIllie's Reserve
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Steven Yacht, MBA CPA
Director of Business Intelligence, Higher Yields Consulting
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Natasha Irizarry
Co-Founder & CEO, Stash Box
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Brandon David
Host & Founder, Infused Show, Investing In Cannabis
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Jimi Devine
Cannabis Industry Writer, Cannabis Now Magazine & Green State
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Baran Dilaver
COO, The Firefly
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Mara Gordon
Founder, Aunt Zelda's Inc
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Olivia Mannix
CEO & Founder, CannaBrand
Matt Stang
Owner & Operator, High Times
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Marty Higgins
Founder & CEO, Harvest
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Mowgli Holmes
CEO, Phylos Bioscience
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Chelsey McKrill
Business Development, Kikoko, Co-Founder, Sync
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Dustin Eide
CEO, CanPay
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Debby Goldsberry
Co-Founder, United Cannabis Collective and Magnolia Wellness 
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Aaron Smith
Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association
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Luke Stanton
Managing Partner, Frontera Law Group
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Carolyn Gerin
Co-Founder & Brand Strategist, Cannawise.co
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Yoffy
CEO & Director, Jungle Control
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Samantha Miller
President & Chief Scientist, Pure Analytics
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Hugh Hempel
CEO, Strainz
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Jessica VerSteeg
Founder, AuBox & ParagonCoin
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Marcus Turner
Chief Strategy Officer, Higher Yields Consulting
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Alain Bankier
Partner, New York Angels
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Gaynell Rogers
Director & Partner, Bond Moroch Agency
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Pranav Sood
CEO & Founder, Trellis Grows
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Mark Hadfield
Co-Founder & CEO, HelloMD
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John Kemp
Data Security Specialist, Ecannex
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Matthew Greene
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC
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Brett Finkelstein
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP
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Andre Bourque
Cannabis Writer, Entrepreneur.com
Jim Patterson
CEO, Eaze
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Jeremy Green
COO, hmbldt
Maxim Karp
CTO, NatureTrak
Ron Gershoni
Co-Founder, Jetty Extracts
Jared Berry
Founder, Isodiol
Michael Sautman
Director of California Operations, Higher Yields Consulting
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Aaron Justis
President, Buds & Roses
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Eric Schlissel
President & CEO, GeekTek
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David Berg
President & Chief Technology Officer, Strainprint
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Luz de la Riva
Founder, LDLR Haute Couture Cannabis, Every Day Sexy
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Zack Brown
President of Operations, Pot Valet
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Nial C. DeMena
President & CEO, Manna Molecular Science, LLC
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John Downs
Director Of Business Development, The Arcview Group
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Joshua Laterman
CEO, First American Holdings & The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB)
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Alison Ettel
Founder, TreatWell Cannabis
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Christy Thiel
 Education & Business Development Director, Elixinol
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Jason Pinsky
Cannabis Producer, Bong Appetit on VICELAND, Chief Cannabis Advisor at Eaze
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Matthew Glyer
Founder, Hemp Press
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Darren Roberts
CEO, CANN Media Group
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Zach Silverman
Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, LeafLink
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Kitty Morgan
Assistant Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
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Chad Conner
VP, Pure Ratios, MSOM & LAc
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Reggie Williams
Former Pro NFL & Hall Of Fame Athlete
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Carter Laren
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Gateway
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Ean Seeb
Co-Owner, Founding Partner & Manager, Denver Relief Consulting LLC
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Matt Bartlett
VP of Operations, Garden Society
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Karli Warner
Marketing & Communication, Garden Society
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Jon Phillips
Founder & Manager, Silverback Management, Slightly Stoopid
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Guillermo Bravo
CEO, Foottraffik
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Alex Halperin
CEO, WeedWeek
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Darren Roberts
CEO & Founder, High There!
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Paul Campbell
VP Digital & Innovation, Privateer Holdings
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Karen Bernstein
Principal, Bernstein IP
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Gretchen Gailey
EVP Communications & Government Affairs, New Frontier Data
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Paul Bohannon
Founder, Honu
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Zach Eisenberg
Vice President, Anresco Laboratories
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Marion Mathasan
CEO, Simplifiya
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Gary Allen
COO, New Frontier Data
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John Kagia
EVP Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data
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Andrea Brooks
Founder, Sava & Co-Founder, WEmpowered
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Cy Scott
CEO and Founder, Headset
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Andrea Unsworth
Financial Consultant, Founder of StashTwist, Co-founder of Supernova Women
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Pamela Hadfield
Co Founder, HelloMD and Co-Founder WEmpowered
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Kyle Sherman
Founder & CEO, Flowhub
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Henry Wykowski
Principle, Wykowski Law
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Eli Duffy
CEO & Founder, Grownetics
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Wendy Kornberg
Proprietor, Sunnabis Farm Humbolt County
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Jonathan Cachat, PhD.
Social Neuroscientist & Entrepreneur
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Matt Karnes
Founder, Greenwave Advisors
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Steve Albarran
CEO & Founder, Confident Cannabis
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Steve Berg
CEO, Firefly Vapor (Ex Wells Fargo, Swiss Bank, BRC)
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April Pride
CCO/Founder of Van der Pop, CCO, Tokyo Smoke
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Vern Abila
President & Founder, Abila Security & Investigations Inc.
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Rachel Kurtz
National Cannabis Industry Association
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Dave Egerton
Vice President of Technology, CW Labs
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Pamela Epstein
Esq., LL.M
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Travis Howard
CEO & Founder, Shift Cannabis
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Daniel Grace
CEO, Dark Heart Industries
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Nick Kovacevich
Co-Founder & CEO, Kush Bottles
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David Hua
CEO, Meadow
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Dr. Perry Solomon
Chief Medical Officer, HelloMD
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Cam Battley
Executive VP, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
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Socrates Rosenfeld
CEO, IHeartJane.com
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Lamine Zarrad
CEO & Founder, Tokken
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Regina Unegovsky
Attorney, Regal Tax Law
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Aaron Silverman
CEO, OMG FARMS
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Eddie Miller
Founder & CSO, Green rush
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Mathew Gerson
Co-Founder & CEO, Foria Wellness
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Steve Nolan
Managing Partner, Urban Leaf Ventures
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Amy Poinsett
Co-Founder & CEO at MJ Freeway
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AJ Gentile
CEO & Co-Founder, Speed Weed
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Aaron Newsom
Co-Founder- Head of Operations / Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance
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Bruce Linton
Chairman & CEO, Tweed, Canopy Growth
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Brandon Gallagher
Founder and CEO, Vuber Technologies
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Bob Hogan
Principle, Hoban Law
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Chris Schroeder
Founder, Somatik
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Celeste Miranda
Founder & CEO, Cannabis Marketing Labs
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Cameron Hattan
Co -Founder and Director Of Education and Distribution, Fiddlers Green
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Derek Peterson
CEO, Terra Tech Corp
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Collin Lam
Director, Business Development, Indus Holding Company
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Claudio Miranda
Founder, Guild Extracts
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Matthew Greene

New York, NY, USA
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC

Matt Greene has spent his entire career in the marketing, advertising and AdTech industry. His fascination with technology began in 1987 while working with his client Steve Jobs in developing the launch strategies for NeXT Computers. Starting in 1998, Matt pioneered online advertising and supporting technologies for the digital ad agency he founded, Blue Ribbon Digital, where his team drove innovation across all aspects of digital media - from Search to Mobile and Video, his agency measurably generated over $2BB in revenues for their Fortune 100 clients. In this capacity, Matt has spoken at leading conferences such as AdTech, iMedia Summits and the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Starting in 2015, Matt re-focused his energies on the burgeoning cannabis industry knowing that the need for innovation in technologies to support the industry would be mandatory. With his his new company, Edible Sciences, he and his team on concentrating their energies in solving the #1 problem facing the edibles sector: Dosing Accuracy. He will be speaking at Binghampton University's TIER Talks in SEPT '17 on technology innovations occurring in the cannabis ancillary space.
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Brett Finkelstein

Boca Raton, FL
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP

Brett is an experienced executive, venture capital and private equity investor and advisor. He has partnered with, worked with and developed key relationships with numerous premier private equity, investment banks, and venture capital companies. As one of the founders of Phyto Partners LP, Brett’s fundamental ambition for the company’s stakeholders is to creatively apply his unique resources of extensive operating skills, certainty to close, access to capital, extensive network of resources and relentless pursuit of excellence to facilitate a more super-charged evolution for enterprises we fund, launch, and maintain activist roles in. For the powerhouse companies we invest in, advise, and or buy we will be providing more investment value and a comfort level for our financial capital partners, as well as our portfolio companies that join us. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Phyto has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers of 2017. 
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