Gary Allen

COO, Frontier Data

Gary Allen, a visionary thought leader in the tech space, is robustly experienced in the world of entrepreneurship, from start up to exit, and is well known for his accomplishments in Marketing Technology. Some of Allen’s successes include the creation of a market first Mobile Banking app in 1998; building the market leading bid-management technology while at Performics purchased by DoubleClick, now known as Dart Search, further purchased by Google in 2007; and, as CEO, growing a top competitive intelligence firm that was purchased by Kantar Media.

Allen has spent the last four years as the Principal of Spire Strategy Consulting, now known as Modern Minds, where he concentrates on bringing the ideas of startups to market. From mobile apps to a completely new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) digital education platform, Allen is committed to seeing the dreams of entrepreneurs realized. Prior to leading Modern Minds, Allen helped an aspiring business man in Minneapolis create FRWD, a marketing agency that combined marketing and consulting in a revolutionary and unique way. FRWD was one of the fastest growing market firms during Allen’s tenure as Partner.

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.