John Perricone

Executive Brand Ambassador, Sun Grown Zero, Founder & CEO, Double Clef Management

Mr. Perricone brings over 25 years of construction and management experience. With hands on experience in virtually every field of construction labor: assembly lines, demolition, carpentry, plumbing, roofing, tile and marble, hardwood flooring, painting, sheetrock, etc., Mr. Perricone brings a broad understanding of systems, efficiency and operational skill. He worked as a Project Superintendent for West & East Bay Construction on commercial construction in the Bay Area, responsible for projects ranging from the Clear Channel Radio Station remodel, to Kell’s Restaurant & Pub located in the Financial District.

During his time at West & East Bay, he was assistant Project Superintendent on the retrofit project for EarthJustice, a non-profit environmental law firm. The retrofit was one of the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy Efficient Design) tenant improvement projects in the country. Mr. Perricone was designated LEED contact for West & East Bay. In 2002, Mr. Perricone moved to the mountains of Southern Humboldt, where he founded a state of the art marijuana farm, complete with year round cloning operations and a state-of-the-art light deprivation outdoor growing system that is considered the industry standard today.

In 2014, He founded a local chapter of California Cannabis Voice Humboldt (CCVH), a political action committee (PAC). Mr. Perricone raised over $100,000 to fund the PAC, which organized and ran stakeholder meetings with local law enforcement, lawyers, politicians, environmentalists and building and planning department experts to raft the ordinance that is now used to regulate the legal cannabis industry in Humboldt County. The process took over 15 months, and the ordinance was adopted by the Humboldt Supervisors in October of 2015.

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.