Bob Burnquist

Professional Skate Boarder and Athlete

Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bob Burnquist is one of the best athletes the world has seen. His dominance throughout the years has been astounding. Whether he is skateboarding off a ramp into the Grand Canyon or completing a 360 degree loop switch stance, Bob dreams big! As indicated in the 2014 Oakley release of “Dreamland”.

Bob specializes in skating switch-stance (backwards) and skating vert switch; and he does this as well as, or better than, most pros can with a normal stance. He astounded the skate community in 2001 by completing the loop switch at the SPOT in Tampa, FL and in 2002 Bob proved his untouchable skills when he was crowned the OP “King of Skate” by skating switch-stance in the loop with the top removed. Over the next several years Bob’s consistency was apparent as he took home medal after medal in nearly all the competitions he entered. At the 2010 X Games in Los Angeles, Bob once again wowed the crowd and took home a trio of medals- one of each in gold, silver, and bronze in Big Air Rail Jam, Big Air, and Vert Best Trick respectively. Always at the forefront of progression for the sport, in 2010 Bob also became the first person to successfully land a Fakie to Fakie Indy 900 on the Mega Ramp. There are simply no limits to what he can do.

Bob now resides in Vista, CA has created a skateboarding mecca in his backyard with includes the only full sized Mega Ramp on personal property as well as a concrete bowl and a full pipe. Bob keep his days busy navigating the skies, he is an avid helicopter pilot as well as skydiver. Bob has truly set the benchmark for the future of skateboarding. 

Bob symbolizes motivation, progression and passion. Through skateboarding, Bob has evolved into a remarkable human being and role model. He is not only respected by his peers, he has also been recognized by the mainstream sports community, including an ESPY nomination for Action Sports Person of the Year and two nominations for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Award for Alternative Sports Person of the Year.

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.

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.