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Tom Adams

Managing Director
BDS Analytics

Tom Adams joined BDS Analytics in 2016 as managing director of its Industry Intelligence group. Tom has several decades experience at the cutting edge of financial and market research, forecasting the growth of some of the fastest growing industries ever. He began his career as senior analyst of new media technologies at Paul Kagan Associates. He founded Adams Media Research to focus on the impact of the digital technologies like the internet on media business models, consulting with the largest firms in Silicon Valley, Hollywood and Wall St. Prior to turning his attention to the cannabis industry, he served as managing director of the Technology Group at Markit IHS after the $20-Billion res ... (view full description)

Vivien Azer

Managing Director
Cowen and Company

Vivien Azer is a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in beverages, tobacco, and cannabis sectors. Vivien is the first senior Wall Street analyst to cover the emerging cannabis sector, resulting in notable global press coverage across media outlets such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Barron’s and Forbes.  Vivien’s coverage of the tobacco and cannabis sectors earned her industry accolades including a spot on Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team on several occasions. She was also named to MJBiz Daily’s list of “20 Women to Watch in 2019” and selected by Business Insider as a “Rising Star of Marijuana Investing.” Viv ... (view full description)

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

Editor - Investor Intelligence
Marijuana Business Daily

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn is an award-winning business reporter specializing in finance and investing coverage as Editor of Marijuana Business Daily’s Investor Intelligence. Previously, she worked as an investigative reporter at WCPO-9, an affiliate of the ABC network. She has extensive business reporting experience, covering public companies, real estate and health care for newspapers including The Cincinnati Enquirer and Dayton Daily News. Her work has garnered several awards from the Associated Press, Cleveland Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists. She is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Roy Bingham

BDS Analytics

Roy Bingham is a Harvard MBA and former McKinsey consultant, a serial entrepreneur and founder of BDS Analytics. He grew up in the UK, was a banker/financier in London, then moved to the USA in 1993. He has spoken at numerous events, appeared on national TV, authored many articles and been a partner in Nutrition Business Journal – the leading business intelligence service for the natural products industry. Bingham started BDS Analytics after recognizing that the emerging cannabis industry lacked the kind of sophisticated, sales-based data that is both commonplace and essential in other, more established industries. In those industries, market research – and consumer behavior – drive ev ... (view full description)

Joel Bomgar

State Representative
Mississippi House of Representatives

Joel Bomgar is an elected State Representative in Mississippi and a former business owner and technology executive. While working his way through college as a systems engineer, Joel developed the technology for an online remote support product, as a way to provide helpdesk and technical support to computer users anywhere in the world. Unlike traditional remote control software, this concept allowed him to provide immediate technical support to any computer in a matter of seconds – all without leaving his desk. In 2003, Joel graduated from Belhaven College with the highest grade point average in his class and founded Bomgar Corporation in Madison County, Mississippi to develop and ... (view full description)

Melissa Canon

Chief Operating Officer
AURA Ventures

Melissa Canon is Chief Operating Officer of CNS Equity Partners/AURA Ventures. With 12 years of experience in talent acquisition, people strategy, compliance, and executive leadership development, spanning multiple industries, her expertise in building teams and identifying innovative ways are being leveraged to pioneer growth in the holistic health industry. Her passion for building brands and virtue-based investment strategies has led to successful brand expansions including a Canadian wellness company’s launch to 17 retail operations in the US.

Kaliko Castille

Head of Growth
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)

Kaliko Castille is the Head of Growth for the National Cannabis Industry Association, overseeing the sales, marketing, & partnership departments as well as working with the Executive Director and COO to develop the growth strategy for the organization. Prior to joining NCIA, Kaliko spent the previous six years as a marijuana reform activist and freelance strategist. Starting out as an intern for NORML’s National Outreach Director, he quickly immersed himself in grassroots activism scene. Wanting to inspire his fellow millennials, he filed to run for Congress at the age of 23. In 2012, he went on to become a Co-Director for a political action committee called Orego ... (view full description)

Dr Jeff Chen

UCLA Cannabis Initiative

Jeff Chen is a physician, researcher, and social entrepreneur pioneering cannabis research and commercialization.  He is a thought leader on cannabis policy, science, and business.  He has spent the last 4 years operating at the intersection of cannabis academia, industry, nonprofits, and government to accelerate cannabis research.  He is the Founder and Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (one of the first university programs in the world dedicated to cannabis) where he leads an interdisciplinary group of 28 UCLA faculty spearheading studies into the therapeutic potential and health risks of cannabis.  At age 30, he is one of the nation’s youngest Directors of a university res ... (view full description)

Jared Cohen

Glass House Group

Jared is a private investor and entrepreneur. He is currently active in the cannabis space with a number of private investments as well as operating roles. Jared has focused on providing capital and expertise to assist early stage companies in accelerating growth and navigating the dynamic regulatory landscape. Mr. Cohen brings over 15 years of public and private investing experience across multiple industries and throughout the capital structure. Mr. Cohen spent 10 years at Fortress Investment Group as a Partner in the Credit Funds. Before joining Fortress, Mr. Cohen was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in a principal investing role and began his career as an investment banking analy ... (view full description)

Troy Dayton

CEO & Founder
The Arcview Group

Troy co-founded cannabis investment and research firm, The Arcview Group, in 2010 and serves as CEO.  Arcview created the Arcview Investor Network where more than 600 high net-worth investors have pumped more than $160 million into 170+ cannabis-related ventures and raised more than $3 million for the legalization effort.  Arcview also publishes The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, the most oft-cited market data and analysis report on the industry.  Arcview co-founded Cannasure Insurance Services in 2011 and launched Canopy, a business accelerator in 2015.  Forbes Magazine named Arcview one of the top five financial leaders in the cannabis industry.  Troy is a bo ... (view full description)

Joe Derr

California Director of Sales
Green Revolution

Director of Sales - Green Revolution CA
Former: Sales & Training Manager - Green Revolution WA

Green Revolution creates the fuel that powers the peak moments in people's lives. Whatever your finest moment may be - fun, wellness, personal care - we make the products that help you turn that moment from fantasy into reality. Time and time again. 

Our mission is to provide people from all walks of life with the highest quality, innovative products and solutions to power their quest to live better, healthier, and more positive lives.
  • Personally sold over 3.25MM in Cannabis Products.

Vikas Desai

WelCan Capital

Vikas Desai is a co-founder and partner at WelCan Capital, a venture capital firm focused on impact investing in the cannabis industry. WelCan invests in high-impact, foundational companies across early-stage, plant touching and ancillary businesses. Prior to WelCan, Vikas was a private equity investor at Oaktree Capital Management, a $100+ billion alternative asset manager, where he focused on opportunistic real estate investments and completed over $2+ billion in transactions. Prior to Oaktree, Vikas began his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst, focusing on real estate M&A and capital markets. Vikas has also personally invested in multiple technology companies an ... (view full description)

Kyle Detwiler

Northern Swan Holdings

Kyle Detwiler is CEO and co-founder of Northern Swan, an investment firm focused on transformative investments in the international cannabis industry in geographies where the sector is federally legal. Previously, Mr. Detwiler co-founded Silver Swan LLC, an investment firm focused in several niche and underfollowed sectors. He was also a Principal at The Blackstone Group, a leading alternative investment manager with $344 billion in assets under management. As an early member of the Tactical Opportunities Fund, Mr. Detwiler was involved in the management and served as a board member in 7 investments with roughly $1 billion of Blackstone capital, including LocusPoint Networks (television broa ... (view full description)

Arnaud Dumas de Rauly

Chief Executive Officer
The Blinc Group

Arnaud is currently the Co-founder and CEO of The Blinc Group, a company founded to innovate, manufacture and distribute safe, consistent vaping products. Arnaud leads and evaluates operations of the company through international marketing, communication and public relations. Arnaud also serves as the Chair of the ISO Standards Committee on Vapor Products and the CEN Standards Committee on Vapor Products.

Robert Dvorin

Managing Partner
Gateway Property Group

Robert Dvorin has put together over $1 billion in transactions, in both residential and commercial sales and leasing as well as new development planning and sales. The Wall Street Journal has ranked him the #20 residential real estate broker in New York, and #91 in the entire country. A graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business, Robert has been an entrepreneur from the age of 8, from baseball cards, to cell phones, to IT. In 2016, he identified the current arbitrage opportunity in cannabis real estate, co-founded Gateway Property Group, and relocated to California with his family. Since then, Gateway has secured 3 vacant buildings and successfully tenanted them with 8 recognized operators i ... (view full description)

Ruth Epstein

President, CFO & Director
Tuscan Holdings

Ruth Epstein is the co-founder of BGP Advisors, a California-based boutique business and financial advisory firm, providing capital raising and strategic and marketing advisory services to companies in the rapidly evolving legal cannabis industry. She also serves as CFO for  Treez, Inc. a leading SaaS provider of point of sale/retail management solutions to dispensaries. Ruth is also an active angel investor in the legal cannabis industry. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and spent ten years in investment banking with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco, where she was extensively involved in executing both public and private equity and debt offerings and M& ... (view full description)

Dan Farrell

Chairman & CEO
Privos Capital

Mr. Farrell is the Chairman & CEO of Privos Capital, a global Multi-Family Office (MFO) LP investment firm.   A leading multi-family office, Privos partners with single family offices, multi-family offices, sovereign and royal families, their funds, foundations, and portfolio companies, in leading financial centers, as well as in the BRICS, N-11, and Frontier Countries of the Emerging Markets.  The firm's main business is working with its family office LP partners on global expansionist activities, capital allocations, strategic alliances, direct investments, co-investments and joint ventures. Privos is active up and down the capital stack across most sectors, inc ... (view full description)

Brett Finkelstein

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Phyto Partners LP

Brett Finkelstein has over 15 years of private equity experience in addition to his years of investment banking experience. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Phyto Partners LP, and is responsible for investment origination, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation, along with activist roles in Phyto’s portfolio companies. Prior to Co-Founding Phyto Partners LP, Brett was a principal at Skyvest Capital Partners LLC. Skyvest invested across all asset classes, but had a core focus on real estate and early stage companies. As a transactional entrepreneur and a relationship focused advisor, he has been involved in founding, structuring, funding, and operationa ... (view full description)

Al Foreman

Tuatara Capital LP

Al Foreman has over 20 years of professional experience in private equity, corporate finance, and financial technology, and a broad transaction history that includes the origination, structuring, and execution of debt, equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions globally. Mr. Foreman is currently a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Tuatara Capital, L.P. a cannabis-focused alternative investment manager.  In this role Al is responsible for formulating Tuatara’s macro investment strategy and for the structuring and oversight of portfolio investments. Prior to co-founding Tuatara in 2014, Al was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC, a $35 billion a ... (view full description)

Alexander Freedman

Managing Director
Americanna, LLC

Alex is a Managing Director of Americanna, LLC, a cannabis investment fund focused on opportunities in California. Prior to Americanna, Alex  served for two years as the General Counsel to the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation and the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission. In that role, Alex was responsible for drafting all of the city's cannabis ordinances and regulations, advising DCR on the design and implementation of all facets of its cannabis licensing and regulatory program, and advising the Commission on all of its licensing activities. 


Jade Green


After starting college at just sixteen years old, Jade graduated with an honors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida at the age of twenty. Jade started her first company in the medical sector at age twenty-one when she was approached by a company in Florida applying for a medical marijuana license. Jade helped write the application and became a partner and investor in the company, which was awarded one of the first five vertically integrated licenses to produce medical marijuana products in the state. After seeing the success from her first cannabis initiative, Jade sold her medical company at the end of 2015 and moved to Los Angeles to focus on cannabis full-time. There, sh ... (view full description)

Ken Greer

Green Sage

I am the founder & managing director of Green Sage, a cannabis real estate investment and development firm with property in California & Colorado.  

Scott Greiper

Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC

Mr. Greiper has had a highly successful 30-year career on Wall Street and in his own businesses, with a focus on helping to back and build emerging growth companies. He is the Founder and President of Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the medicinal and legal cannabis market. Viridian provides market intelligence, investment banking, and corporate development services to emerging growth companies in the cannabis sector. Its banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of Viridian's clients, while its advisory practice helps to position and bui ... (view full description)

Mark Grindeland

Coda Signature

Mark Grindeland is the co-founder and CEO of Coda Signature, an award winning infused products manufacturer based in Colorado.  Mark has held executive positions in several public companies and has also been founding member of five companies.  In 2013, Mark was honored by the Business Marketing Association of Colorado as “Marketer of the Year.”  Mark has served on the board of directors for the Colorado Technology Association, the Advisory board for the Daniels Business College, and the Corporate Advisory Council for the Business Marketing Association.Coda Signature Coda Signature is an award winning infused produ ... (view full description)

Steven Hawkins

Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project

Steven Hawkins is Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the most effective organization in the United States advancing legalization of cannabis for adult use and medical treatment.  He has held a number of leadership positions within the nonprofit sector, including Executive Vice President of the NAACP, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, President of the Coalition for Public Safety and Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.  He began is his career as a civil rights attorney, largely representing persons facing the death penalty throughout the country. He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Law.

Paul Henderson

Grupo Flor

Paul’s corporate career spans 20 years with vast experience in leading Operations, Business Development, Distribution, Product Management, and Finance departments,  He led a team at Goldman Sachs during the bank’s launch of GS Bank USA taking the operation from concept to $24B in assets in less than 24 months.  At GE Capital he worked on high visibility projects like raising institutional capital for the real estate business, creating partnerships in the alternative fuel space with large automotive fleet manufacturers, and restructuring an entire sales and support organization.  Then at Apple he was responsible for all global education and enterprise finance programs un the Apple Financial S ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Howard

Managing Partner
Salveo Capital

Managing Partner at Salveo Capital, a private investment fund focused exclusively on the legal cannabis sector.  The Fund is based in Chicago, IL and was formed to invest in emerging growth companies within the cannabis sector which include ancillary service providers as well as "plant-touching" businesses.  Ancillary sectors of interest include: software & data analytics; ag-tech; biotech & pharma; business services; and branding & licensing.  In addition, the fund is focused on cultivation, processing, infused products, MSO's, SSO's, and other "plant-touching" opportunities.  International opportunities outside of the US and Canada will be considered on a select basis.   ... (view full description)

John Kagia

Chief Knowledge Officer
New Frontier Data

John Kagia is considered to be one the pioneering thought leaders in the cannabis industry. He has developed market leading forecasts for the growth of the industry, uncovered groundbreaking research into the cannabis consumer, and led the first-of-its-kind analysis of global cannabis demand. Kagia is a sought-after speaker and his presentations have been regarded as some of the most thought provoking and rich updates on key trends shaping the industry.  He is widely quoted in countless publications (NYT, WaPo, CNN, Fortune, BBC, ABC) and has played an active role in advising lawmakers and regulators looking to establish and regulate cannabis industries.  Leveraging ... (view full description)

Ron Kammerzell

Golden Eagle Partners

Ron is the President and Founding Member of Kammerzell Consulting Services, LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in regulatory policy and governmental affairs. In August 2017, Ron retired from the Colorado Department of Revenue after more than 25 years of service. Prior to his retirement from the Department, Ron served as the Senior Director of Enforcement for nearly 5 years where he had management oversight responsibilities over five divisions including Liquor/Tobacco Enforcement, Gaming, Racing, Auto Industry and Marijuana Enforcement for the Colorado Department of Revenue. Prior to his appointment as the Senior Director of Enforcement in October 2012, Ron spent nearly 20 years ... (view full description)

Rob Kampia

Executive Director
Marijuana Leadership Campaign

Rob previously co-founded the Marijuana Policy Project in 1995 and served as its executive director for 23 years, leaving MPP in 2017 to found the Marijuana Leadership Campaign, which is based in Austin and Washington, D.C. Rob grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. In 1986, he graduated as valedictorian of his class at Souderton Area High School, and in 1993 he graduated with honors from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and a minor in English. In the middle of his seven-year tenure at Penn State where he had a full scholarship, he served three months in a county prison near State College after being ... (view full description)

Matt Karnes

Founder & Managing Partner
GreenWave Advisors

Matthew (Matt) Karnes has over 20 years of diverse finance and accounting experience. Prior to founding GreenWave Advisors LLC in 2014, Matt worked in equity research focusing on the Radio Broadcasting and Cable Television industries for First Union Securities. Matt also covered Satellite Communication at SG Cowen and in addition, worked with the top ranked Consumer Internet analyst at Bear Stearns & Co – this team was consistently recognized by the Institutional Investor’s “All America Research Team”.  As a sellside equity analyst, Matt authored and co-authored numerous emerging industry research reports including such names as Google, Sirius, XM Satellite Radio, DIRECTV and EchoStar Co ... (view full description)

Dr Jessica Knox

American Cannabinoid Clinics

Dr. Jessica Knox MD, MBA, MPH is a board-certified preventive medicine physician with a keen interest in health literacy and access. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University before going on to earn her medical and business degrees from Tufts University. After completing her residency in preventive medicine, Dr. Jessica began her study of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis medicine. She delights in teaching patients, other healthcare professionals, and the public about the power and promise of this incredible system and its associated toolkit. She has spoken on numerous medical cannabis panels, presented at cannabis conferences nationwide, and appeared on na ... (view full description)

Abner Kurtin

CEO & Founder

Abner Kurtin is the Founder of Ascend. He has been managing opportunity capital for over 20 years. Prior to Ascend, Abner was the Founder of K Capital Partners a multi billion dollar hedge fund, Ca2 Group a high end real estate development firm in Massachusetts and JM10 Partners Fund. He started his career at The Baupost Group and served as a member of the Presidents Council of Mass General Hospital and Chairman of the Hill House. Abner graduated Harvard Business School and completed his BA at Tufts University.

Neal Levine

Cannabis Trade Federation

Neal Levine is an entrepreneur, nationally recognized expert in both cannabis policy and ballot initiative/independent expenditure campaigns, and a leading national advocate for the cannabis industry. Neal co-founded and serves as the CEO of the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF), which is a national coalition of cannabis-related businesses that represent all aspects of the industry including cultivators, dispensaries, wholesalers, distributors, and ancillary businesses.   Prior to forming CTF, Neal served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at LivWell Enlightened Health, one of the largest employers in the cannabis industry. In this role Neal led the company’s government ... (view full description)

Sean McAllister

McAllister Garfield

Sean T. McAllister is the founding partner of McAllister Garfield P.C., and along with his team of twenty lawyers, the Firm focuses its practice on the marijuana and hemp industries in Colorado, California (LA and the Bay Area), Michigan, Oregon, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Illinois, and Florida. Sean is licensed in Colorado and California. The Firm handles all aspects of marijuana and hemp/CBD legal work, including business transactions, corporate creation, investment agreements, civil litigation and regulatory compliance. The Firm also works on merit based cannabis business applications nationwide. Uniquely, the Firm has a tribal law group handling hemp/CBD/cannabis work with Native American tri ... (view full description)

Peter McCullagh

Founder & Managing Partner
TenX Ventures Inc

Peter has over 35 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur, business executive and thought leader with > $9B in exits.  Prior to founding TenX Ventures, he spent ~ 10 years growing and helping to sell 3 companies:  Mysis plc which was sold in two parts for $3.2B, Siebel Systems Inc., sold to Oracle for $5.9B, and e-Chemicals Inc., which was sold to Aspen Technology.  Before this, McCullagh was a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, a banker at Scotiabank, and started and ran numerous start-ups beginning in his teen years.     He is currently Founder and Managing Partner at TenX Ventures Inc., a Vancouver based, Hands On, Early Stage Venture and Advisory firm that backs passionat ... (view full description)

Jamie Mendola

Head of Strategy and M&A
Mercer Park

Jamie Mendola is the Head of Strategy and M&A for Mercer Park LP, a NY-based single family office, where he is responsible for the company’s acquisition, capital markets and business development efforts. Jamie has nearly 20 years of experience as a public and private equity investor and has been an active investor in the cannabis industry for several years. Mercer Park LP manages AYR Strategies, a publicly-traded MSO with market leading operations in Nevada and Massachussets, which is one of the most profitable cannabis companies in the US. Mercer Park also raised a $400mm SPAC to focus on acquiring and building the leading independent brand platform in cannabis.    ... (view full description)

Yoni Meyer

Casa Verde Capital

Yoni Meyer is a Partner at Casa Verde Capital, where he works across fundraising, sourcing, diligence, structuring and portfolio management. Yoni is also an active advisor to brands and startups in the cannabis space, and sits on the board of two of Casa Verde’s portfolio companies. Prior to Casa Verde, Yoni worked for over seven years in investment banking at Citigroup in New York and Hong Kong, most recently as a Vice President in the Public Sector Group. Focusing on liability management, catastrophe bonds, and mobile finance, Yoni assisted in driving content, innovation, and replicable solutions across Citi’s client base. Before joining Citigroup, he worked as an Analyst at Herbert ... (view full description)

Dustin Moore

Board Member
International Cannabis Farmers Association

Dustin Moore is a trusted consultant and advisor with more than a decade of experience in business development, political strategy, public policy, and government and public affairs. He specializes in the strategic development and implementation of policies at the State and local level including ordinance and revenue measure development, public affairs and legislative efforts. Dustin provides strategic consulting services to professional cannabis associations, cannabis manufacturers, distributors, testing labs and retailers. Dustin has managed state and local campaigns in California on issues including cannabis, taxation, education, and healthcare. Prior to founding Axion Advisors, Dustin was ... (view full description)

Paul Murad

Metroplex Realty

Paul Murad is a President of METROPLEX Group, consisting of a commercial real estate development company and a brokerage company in Las Vegas. The company focuses on the Downtown Las Vegas redevelopment projects, especially in the Arts District. Paul recently served as Nevada Real Estate Commissioner. He has 17 years of marketing, international business and business development experience. He speaks English. Russian and Spanish. At IMN conferences, he is looking to connect with bridge and mezz lenders for their new Downtown Las Vegas/Arts District projects and perm lenders for refinancing of recently completed projects.

Isaac Muwaswes

Chief Marketing Officer

Isaac has over 15 years in sales/marketing/ brand experience in the tech space. Most recently, he worked at Twitter for 6 years, helping to build out the sales org and serving as Head of Brand Development, building and leading the team that worked with key strategic accounts such as Spotify, Comcast, AirBNB, Beats By Dre and many more, creating custom and innovative campaigns and on going content/ad strategies. Isaac left Twitter to run Palette Creative -- serving as Creative Director for G-Eazy. In addition to Palette’s work in the music industry, they have worked brands such Bud Light, Stillhouse, Puma, Adidas -- amongst others. Isaac's next challenge is building FlowerShop* into a househo ... (view full description)

Erik Ott

KO Acquisitions

Erik is a Partner at KO Acquisitions, a boutique investment bank specializing in Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions. Erik has 20+ years of Investment Banking experience focusing on helping companies achieve scale and shareholder liquidity. KO currently represents a number of Canadian public companies looking to acquire cannabis companies across California. KO is regulated by the California Bureau of Real Estate and works exclusively in California.

Barbara Paley

Founder and CEO
Art Assets

BARBARA (BOBBI) KOZ PALEY Art Assets LLC Founder and CEO   Bobbi Koz Paley is a ChangeMaker with a proven track record of identifying cultural shifts, investing early, and creating connections across multiple industries and sectors.  She has been on the cusp of myriad cultural trends in her lifetime, establishing herself as an early player in real estate, art, and Cannabis before they were asset classes.  A pioneer in Design Thinking, Bobbi has consistently embraced innovation and the opportunity to create value.   In 2014, anticipating the looming cultural, economic and technological transformations in the Cannabis industry, Bobbi partnered with her son, ... (view full description)

Emily Paxhia

Managing Director

Emily Paxhia is a co-founder and Managing Director of Poseidon. Emily has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities ranging from their pitch preparation, go-to-market strategies/product launches to business operations. She holds seats on the boards of directors for portfolio companies and participates as an advisor to multiple teams. Emily also serves on the Board of MTech Acquisition Corp. Emily is very active in the investment decision making and ongoing investment oversight processes working closely with her partners to source investment opportunities,  create meaningful deal structures and to ensure that ... (view full description)

Paul Quilkey

Founder & CIO
Alinga Capital

Paul Quilkey is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alinga Capital. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in creating and leading global trading businesses in commodities, foreign exchange, and equities within banks, hedge funds, and public companies. The Alinga Capital Fund has been trading publicly listed cannabis equities since 2017 while the Alinga Commodities business is actively engaged in the physical hemp markets.

Tahira Rehmatullah

T3 Ventures

Tahira Rehmatullah is President of T3 Ventures Advisory and member of the board of directors for Akerna Corp and Superette. From brand building to hedge funds, Tahira has previously held positions at Hypur Ventures, MTech Acquisition Corp., Marley Natural, Privateer Holdings, City First Enterprises, Perry Capital, and Ernst & Young. She is an investor and advisor to numerous cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs, including the advisory board of The Initiative and the Last Prisoner Project, and is dedicated to developing female and minority leadership in the industry. Tahira earned her MBA from the Yale School of Management and B.S. in Finance from The Ohio State University. She resides i ... (view full description)

Nico Richardson

Managing Director
AFI Capital Partners

Mr. Nico Richardson serves as co-founder and Managing Director of AFI Capital Partners, a growth equity fund targeting investments ancillary to the cannabis industry.  Prior to founding AFI, Nico spent four years at Privateer Holdings, the first institutional investment firm in the cannabis sector, where he led the investment team.  Prior to Privateer, Mr. Richardson managed the internal M&A function at Argo Group International Holdings, a multi-national insurance and re-insurance company.  Mr. Richardson has also held investment banking roles with Deutsche Bank and RBS Greenwich Capital.  Mr. Richardson holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA with High Distinction from the Tuck Schoo ... (view full description)

Dana Rohrabacher

Freedom Fighter
R&B Strategies

Cannabis legalization has come a long way in the United States, currently enjoying record high support across  the political spectrum with supermajority support among Democrats and independents and even garnering majority support among Republicans, something that was unfathomable not that long ago. A pioneer among Republicans was former United States Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who was elected in Orange County in 1988 and served for three decades, the go-to Republican for sensible cannabis policy legislation in the U.S. Congress.  Rohrabacher's lasting cannabis policy achievement was the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment that prevented the federal government from interfering with state-lega ... (view full description)

Robert Roman

CEO, Managing Director
MGO Wealth Advisors, LLC

Robert is the CEO and Managing Director of MGO Wealth Advisors, LLC. He has over 17 years of experience in wealth management helping high-net-worth individuals and families. Robert started his career at UBS Wealth Management where he built an impressive client list composed primarily of athletes and professional entertainers. In 2011, he founded Legacy Private Client Group, a Registered Investment Advisory firm, which was acquired by Macias Gini & O'Connell LLP (MGO) in 2016. Today he leads partner firm MGO Wealth Advisors, providing holistic, highly-tailored financial strategies for the ultra-high-net-worth. He has been vetting and consulting on investment opportunities for the cannabis ... (view full description)

Peter Rosenberg

Merida Capital Partners

Peter Rosenberg is a partner and member of the Investment Committee at Merida Capital Partners, a New York based private equity fund focused on investing in the cannabis industry.  Peter has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he has focused on leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory, private equity and asset management. Throughout his career, he has executed capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring transactions.  Before joining Merida, Peter was a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps as a Mergers and Acquisitions investment banker specializing in the Consumer and Retail sectors.  Previously, Peter was a Managing Director with ... (view full description)

Sarah Sanger

Oak Investment Funds

As CFO of Oak Funds, Sarah Sanger has acquired over $75M in cannabis real estate properties across California, and is among the cannabis industry’s leading financial experts, having advised several of the top cannabis operators in the state through her GreenLight CFO consulting practice.  Sarah holds a bachelors degree in Economics from Duke University, and an MBA in Finance from UCLA, as well as California Real Estate, Series 79 and 65 licenses.

Paul Smithers

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc.

Paul E. Smithers has served as the President, Director, and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. since its inception in 2016. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. is the pioneering real estate investment trust for the medical use cannabis industry and is the first publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IIPR) to provide real estate capital to the medical use cannabis industry. Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. targets medical-use cannabis facilities for acquisition, including sale-leaseback transactions, with tenants that are licensed growers under long-term, triple-net leases. Mr. Smithers is a member of the California Bar and ... (view full description)

Adam Spiker

Executive Director
Southern California Coalition

Adam Spiker is the executive director and Co-Founder of Southern California Coalition (—the largest trade organization in world’s largest cannabis market, Southern California—and a Senior Partner of Spiker  Rendon Consulting (, a third-generation government affairs/ consulting firm with more than 150 years of experience working for clients on local and state issues.  Southern California Coalition worked with the City of Los Angeles to create, pass, and implement Proposition M in Los Angeles and is currently working with over 50 local municipalities to create sensible regulations, sustainable tax measures, licensing, and enforcement for ... (view full description)

Jon Trauben

Altitude Investment Management, LLC

Jon is a founding partner at Altitude Investment Management.  Altitude is a leading investment firm focused exclusively in the cannabis industry having invested in 17 companies spanning the industry.  Jon brings a wealth of experience and management expertise as an investor with a 25-year record as a seasoned commercial real estate investor, capital markets and finance executive. He has held senior positions on Wall Street while at Barclays, Credit Suisse, Cantor Fitzgerald and Hunt Companies where he was a business leader, lender, trader and investor. Jon has been involved in over $50 billion of transactions.  Jon is currently a board member on several of Altitude’s portfolio companies as w ... (view full description)

David Traylor

Sr Managing Director
Golden Eagle Partners

David Traylor is Senior Managing Director at Golden Eagle Partners, a firm he founded in 2012 to advise life science companies. After advising on various transactions in the life science, he took an interest in the cannabis sector and joined Surna, Inc. (OTC:SRNA) as Chief Business Officer in 2014.  After close to a year stint at Surna, David re-founded Golden Eagle Partners to provide his knowledge to companies across the cannabis sector. Before Golden Eagle Partners, David led the Life Science group at Headwaters MB, a leading boutique investment bank.   Before Headwaters, David served as a Senior Vice President at Caris & Company where he was focused on biopharmaceuticals. ... (view full description)

Brian Webster

California Hemp Capital Investment Forum

Brian is a strategic services consultant and community organizer with a special practice focused on the California Hemp Industry. He helps hemp agriculture, processing, wholesale and retail businesses to achieve their strategic goals. His specialty is personal quality service and delivering results for client’s specific needs. Brian is the founder of the California Hemp Investment Forum, which brings together leading investors, companies and farms in the California hemp industry. He produces Hemp Business & Farm Workshops and Hemp Business Mixers in cities throughout California. He is well known for producing the Green Labor-Capital Forum, 415TECH and business development eve ... (view full description)

Steve White

Harvest Health & Recreation

Before launching Harvest in 2011, Steve graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State’s Honors College in 1995 and then from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1999. After working for two national law firms, he founded his own boutique firm in 2005. After opening Harvest’s first dispensary in 2013, Steve worked there for several months fulfilling orders, performing reception duties and consulting with patients. Steve founded and now serves on the board of directors for Harvesting Hope, a non-profit organization that supports young children suffering from seizure disorders. Steve serves as the President of the Arizona Dispensary Association and is a founding board ... (view full description)

Sander Zagzebski

Greenspoon Marder

Sander C. Zagzebski is a partner with Greenspoon Marder’s Corporate & Business Practice Group. Mr. Zagzebski has broad experience as a transactional corporate/securities lawyer and represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other change-of-control transactions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; capital raising transactions (offerings of debt and equity securities, including private equity investments and venture capital investments); restructurings and recapitalizations; structured finance transactions; private equity and venture capital fund formation and governance; and general corporate, partnership and LLC matters. Mr. Zagzebski has represented te ... (view full description)

Dr Jokubas Ziburkus

Chief Innovation Officer

Dr. Jokubas Žiburkus is an accomplished scientist, innovator, speaker, and entrepreneur.  As Chief Innovation Officer of MariMed Inc., Dr. Žiburkus is responsible for building the company’s Science, Medical, and Innovation Advisory Board, developing its educational platform strategy, and leading innovation in products, brands, and technologies.     In parallel to his extensive biomedical research background, he co-founded MediTaurus LLC that has researched and developed high-end hemp-based health and wellness products. During his first year as CEO of MediTaurus, Dr. Žiburkus and his team established production and distribution capabilities in the US and EU, created a line of over ... (view full description)

Tom Zuber

Managing Partner
Zuber Lawler

Tom Zuber is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler.  Zuber Lawler represents clients throughout the world from offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley.  Zuber Lawler represents clients most often on the areas of M&A and other deals; IPOs; intellectual property; regulatory work; and litigation and investigations.  Zuber Lawler’s attorneys work in languages covering 90% of the world’s population.   Mr. Zuber is the relationship partner for some 10 Fortune 500 Company clients of the firm, as well as funds and government entities. He has advised some of the most iconic companies in the world on their patent and trademark disputes, deals and globa ... (view full description)
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Information Management Network - Privacy Notice

Introduction - Who we are

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (“Euromoney”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, and banking and finance. The group also runs an extensive portfolio of events for the telecoms, financial and commodities markets.

For a full list of our brands and group companies, please click on this link. Euromoney and its group companies are committed to respecting the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites, publications, events and other products or services.

Euromoney is the primary data controller of personal data collected through this website or that we may collect in different ways as described in this Privacy Notice. If you are contacted by our other group companies, they will also be controllers of your personal data. This means that they are responsible for how your personal data is used, just as we are. You may contact any of these companies directly, or you can contact Euromoney by emailing or writing to the Data Protection Officer at Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 8 Bouverie Street, London EC4Y 8AX, United Kingdom.

This Privacy Notice was updated on 23 May 2018

Our Approach to Your Privacy

This Privacy Notice outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our products and services (“personal data”). It also explains the legal rights that you have in relation to your data and how you may exercise these rights.

Some of our group companies may collect and use personal data for different purposes; those companies have their own websites and privacy notices.

We will process your data for the following lawful purposes: with your consent; to fulfil our obligations to you; and where there is a legitimate interest to do so.

When possible, we rely on your consent to use your data for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also process personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, for example, when you register for any of our services, subscribe to a publication, sign-up for an event or purchase a product from us, we will need to process some of your personal data. This will also include details of the person/people responsible for payment (if different).

We may determine that processing your personal data serves both of our legitimate interests. This is the case in relation to many of our research, customer survey, sales, marketing and advertising activities described in this Privacy Notice. These activities allow us to better understand your requirements, which in turn enables us to provide you with a better service. We review the bases for our processing decisions carefully and you can object to these activities at any time (see the “Your Rights” section of this Privacy Notice).

What Personal Data We Collect & Why

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a relevant customised experience of our products and services.

  • Registration, Free Trials & Subscriptions

    When you register with our website and/or sign up for a free trial of our products or services, we may ask you to provide your name, address, email address and telephone number, and details relevant to your occupation or employer.

    If you subscribe to one of our products or services, we will also ask for payment details. Credit/debit card payments are processed using a third party supplier and we do not retain the credit card data (see the Third Party Sites of this Privacy Notice). Address details may be shared with third party service providers engaged by us for order fulfilment, delivery and payment collection. This personal data is used by us to complete subscription requests.

  • Events & Conferences

    If you have registered for an event through a group website we may collect personal data including: name, job title, company, address, telephone number and email.

    This information is necessary so that we can complete your registration for the event and provide you with relevant event materials.

    We may also provide delegate details (e.g. name, email) to event sponsors who, subject to your consent, may contact you for their own advertising and marketing purposes.

  • Advertising & Marketing

    We use the personal data you provide us and which we collect from you to inform you about similar products and services which we provide. We may send you marketing communications that are sponsored by our partners and which are targeted to your interests based on information you have provided us such as job title, employer and/or industry. If you have consented to receive information from other Euromoney group companies, we may share your personal data with these companies so that they can fulfil your request to receive marketing materials in accordance with your preferences. We will not share your personal data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes unless you have provided your consent.

    Each of the Euromoney group companies that may contact you is a data controller in relation to the personal data that you have agreed to share with them. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the individual company, or us – using the contact details set out in the “Who We Are” section.

    You can opt out from receiving such materials at any time.

    The personal data we may use for advertising and marketing purposes includes your name, email address, job title, phone number, company name/employer, geo location, postal address and data collected using cookies and other similar technology (Please read our separate Cookies Policy to find out more about which cookies we use, how they work and how you can control your cookie options).

    Marketing materials are sent electronically, by post and we may occasionally call you.

  • Online Targeted Advertising

    We use targeted advertising on our websites to display advertisements that are relevant to what we believe are your interests. In order to deliver relevant advertisements, we use third parties to deliver cookies that collect information about your IP address and how you interact with our sites (e.g. browsing information, which articles you have read etc.). This data is used by the third parties to determine which advertisements may be of interest to you.

    We may also share your personal data with third parties to deliver targeted advertising to you on other websites (e.g. Twitter Tailored Audiences or Facebook Custom Audiences). This could include your email address, cookie data, and information obtained from third parties. Third party cookies may also be used to enable us to target advertisements to you on other websites that you visit.

  • Lead Generation and Scoring

    We occasionally use the services of trusted third parties in order to ensure that the personal data we use for advertising and marketing purposes is accurate and up-to-date. To do this, we transfer personal data of individual leads (such as name, email, job title, location and phone number) to these third parties who conduct research to verify the data – primarily against public information.

    We also use algorithmic software technology to help us improve the quality and relevance of marketing activities. The personal data analysed by the software includes email address, phone number, job title, address, purchase history and account information. This allows us to provide meaningful offers that are relevant to your specific profile.

  • Surveys, Market Research & Customer Feedback

    We want to understand the needs of our readers and customers. We may therefore use the information you provide us – including your name and contact details – to contact you to request your feedback, or to participate in our customer and market research.

  • Public forums, message boards and blogs

    Some of the pages on our group websites may include message boards, blogs or other facilities for generating content from users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to post any personal data. User generated content is also subject to our site Terms & Conditions.

  • Business or Asset Sale

    If we sell a business or assets we may need to disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

    If Euromoney, or any of our group companies is sold or sells our assets or is acquired by a third party, then personal data about our customers will be acquired by that third party. A transfer of your personal data in these circumstances would be necessary so that the services you have contracted for can still be delivered, or so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of our free products and services. You will receive notice if a new controller assumes responsibility for your personal data.

  • Additional Third Party Disclosures

    We may disclose your personal data to other third parties in the following situations:

    • To third party partners who help us by providing services such as technology, marketing, advisory or other services. These third parties only receive encrypted data and may only process personal data to provide those services to us.
    • Where we are required by law or regulation to do so. In each case we will seek, where practicable, to minimise the amount of data that is disclosed.
    • If required to protect the rights and interests of other users and/or Euromoney and its affiliates (including our employees, agents and contractors), or as otherwise set out in our Terms & Conditions. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
  • Email Tracking

    We may include small pixel tags (small image files) within the emails we send you in order to determine whether our emails are opened and/or whether the hyperlinks inside our emails are clicked through. We may also collect browser, location and the device used to engage with our email communications. This information allows us to better understand whether we are meeting our users’ needs and how we can improve our communications. No other information is collected. You can opt out of receiving our direct marketing emails either by following the instructions in each email, or by contacting us (see the “Who We Are” section of this Privacy Notice).

International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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