Claudio Miranda

Executive Director & Chief Marketing Office, Guild Enterprises Inc.

Claudio is a seasoned entrepreneur and C-level executive with 20 years of experience in marketing, consumer branding, multi-channel retailing, and sustainable enterprise. Claudio was formerly the co-founder and CMO of two industry-leading natural product brands: Organic Bouquet and Organic Style. Under Claudio’s management, Organic Style grew from zero to a $50M valuation on the AIM, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. Organic Bouquet was named a Top 100 company by Internet Retailer Magazine and made the cover of Fortune Small Business in 2006. In 2013, Claudio began consulting for medical cannabis companies and focused primarily on dispensaries and consumer brands. In 2015, he co-founded Guild Enterprises Inc—a family of cannabis brands that includes Guild Genetics, Guild Nursery, Guild Extracts, Guild Cannabis and The Guild. Claudio is a graduate of UC Berkeley and has served as Professor of Marketing at the Dominican University Green MBA Program. He currently serves as a startup advisor at Gateway—California’s first venture-backed cannabis startup incubator—and at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center—a non-profit dedicated to helping under-served people achieve self-sufficiency and job creation through entrepreneurship.

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.