Ryan Miller

Executive VP for Operations, OMG Farms

A native of NYC, Ryan was working in startups and healthcare in the Bay Area when his involvement in the local Veteran community enlightened him to the tremendous healthcare benefits of cannabis for veterans. Ryan now runs the day-to-day operations of OMG Farms, a cannabis lifestyle brand based out of Oakland, which proudly features Humboldt-sourced product. A large part of his job involves navigating the nebulous and dynamic regulations of the new state legal market, and predicting what an interstate model will look like in the future.

Ryan is also the President of Warrior Rising, a 501.c.3 Veterans Service Organization focused on veteran business ownership, and he is a policy advisor to the Veterans Cannabis Project, spending time on Capital Hill advocating for cannabis as a veteran healthcare issue. He also is an advisor to the CAMO family of companies, which is building hemp and medical cannabis operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky. Ryan has a degree in Nuclear Engineering from West Point (he’ll one day bridge this discipline and cannabis…somehow) and both an MBA and MPP from Harvard University. He served in the US Army as an Infantry officer, and was severely wounded in combat in 2007.

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.