Roger Obando

Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies

For over 20 years, Roger Obando has been a noteworthy leader in the software development space. After earning degrees in both Computer Science and Visual Design from Duke University, he spent years working with well-established, interactive agencies, including his own. After nearly a decade working with companies like Sony, BMW, JP Morgan and Disney, he shifted his focus to the product space. Most recently, Roger has been the co-founder and CTO at Baker Technologies. With the recent merger to form TILT, Roger has moved into a new role of Head of West Coast Operations to support the growing business.

TILT Holdings Inc. ("TILT") is a multinational infrastructure and technology platform delivering solutions to the legalized cannabis industry. TILT enables businesses the opportunity to interact, communicate and operate with a greater degree of efficiency with their patients and consumers. Consisting of four leading cannabis companies, TILT maintains competencies across the entire spectrum of the industry, from vertically integrated operations to cutting edge genetics and business technology solutions, all supported by robust data-driven insights. Portfolio companies include Baker Technologies, Briteside, Sea Hunter Therapeutics, and Sante Veritas Therapeutics (SVT).

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.