William Waldrop

Co-Founder & CEO, EVIO LABS

Mr. Waldrop co-founded EVIO, Inc. in 2014, and serves as its CEO and Chairman. Mr. Waldrop led the company from startup to nationwide presence with labs in five states. Previously, Mr. Waldrop was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Newport Entertainment Group Inc. since September 2005 and served as its Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of College Partnership, a publicly traded company that assists high school students with their college selection and financial aid.

Prior to joining College Partnership, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Vision Direct Marketing, a full-service marketing company. Prior to starting Vision Direct Marketing, he held the position of Executive Vice President of First World Financial Inc. a nationwide mortgage company. As Vice President of Operations for Leading Edge Broadband Services, a start-up international communications company, he built the telecommunications network managing call traffic between the United States and the Philippines for International Call Centers.

While at AirTouch Cellular, (now Verizon Wireless) he served as Senior Manager contributing to the development and implementation of the National Retail Distribution Strategy and as a Regional Sales Development Manager, where he led the formation of a 44-store, $100 million annual revenue distribution channel. He has been a Director of Newport Entertainment Group Inc. since September 2005 and serves as Director of iPure Labs. Mr. Waldrop received a B.S. from California State University of Long Beach, 1991 and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California, 1997.

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.
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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. 
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