David Hazan

Founder DLH Marketing Producer of the GrowUp Cannabis Hackathon, Head of Partnerships, O’ Cannabiz

David Hazan is a New York based strategic marketing consultant who has previously held senior executive positions at major entertainment, tech and media companies, including Warner Music Group, Universal Music, MTV Networks, Wind-up, Putumayo, and The Orchard.

More recently he has consulted more than two dozen digital and festival focused clients. Since entering the cannabis space in 2017, David has been responsible for International Partnerships and Marketing for his O’ Cannabiz conference clients in Toronto and Vancouver. In the past 9 months he has moderated a number of cannabis panels at leading conferences including the New Opportunities in Cannabis panel at Music Biz; the High Finance investment panel at O’ Cannabiz; and The Rise of Cannabis Centered Festivals at XLIVE among others.

In September 2018, he produced Canada’s first major cannabis hackathon at the GrowUp conference in Toronto where coders, engineers and designers competed overnight to develop tech-based solutions to industry challenges.

David is also working with The Trough, a content, media, and consulting company, collaborating with a number of industry leaders including Green Flower Media for an upcoming cannabis education OTT initiative. David originally began his career as a musician before starting his own Toronto-based entertainment marketing agency, Music Matters. He lives in Nyack, NY with his wife and two sons. 

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.