Jon Cooper

Founder & CEO, ebbu

Jonathan Cooper is ebbu’s Founder & CEO. He brings more than two decades of entrepreneurship, business strategy, planning, product management and marketing experience to this role. Mr. Cooper manages all operations and oversees all aspects of ebbu’s business and strategy and ensures ebbu operates with transparency and integrity. He hires and collaborates with world-class cannabis scientists who are setting the bar for cannabinoid research and plant science and experimenting with cutting-edge genetics that will change how the plant is cultivated. He negotiates partnerships for ebbu, including recent deals with two of the largest cultivators in Colorado.

Prior to ebbu, Mr. Cooper served in various leadership roles in technology, communication, consulting and media companies. Most recently, Mr. Cooper was principal consultant with Cayenne Consulting, where he worked with dozens of startups to help them refine their business strategies and business plans. Mr. Cooper was co-founder of Aventura, a context-aware computing company that has created 26 new advanced computing patents. He served as President, VP of Strategy, VP of Marketing and VP of Product during his tenure at Aventura. Before Aventura, Mr. Cooper co-founded SkyWay Systems, an “OnStar”-like solution for Ford Motor Company, where he was VP of Marketing and Product. At both companies, Mr. Cooper led and participated in both angel and venture financing that resulted in raising more than $15 million for each firm.

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.