Vivek Sridharan 

Partner, Counsel LLP

Vivek Sridharan is a Partner at Counsel LLP and has been with the firm since its inception in 2007. His primary practice includes representation of artists, bands, festivals, content creators and licensors in transactions and with respect to their corporate needs. He also specializes in the intersection of cannabis law and the entertainment industry.

Prior to joining Counsel LLP, Vivek was one of the first employees at IODA, working as a Content Acquisition Manager and Financial Analyst for the then start-up as it grew from a handful of unpaid employees to a stalwart in the digital music industry, later being acquired by Sony Music. Following his time at IODA, Vivek studied law at Santa Clara University. During this time he worked as a Law Clerk at multiple entertainment law firms and started his own business, providing consultation and advice on digital strategy for independent record labels, music technology start-ups, and recording artists. He also served as a Fellow at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, working directly with Leon and Sylvia Panetta prior to Mr. Panetta resuming his political career under the Obama administration. Vivek has always loved music and has worked as a hip hop DJ at venues and radio stations. He also performs regularly on various Indian percussion instruments.

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.