At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Cannabis space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CFO of Weedmaps
Arden Lee serves as the chief financial officer of Weedmaps.
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About Weedmaps, WM Technology: Weedmaps is the world’s first marijuana technology and media brand.
Chief Financial Officer of Copperstate Farms
Brad Kotansky has always been a serial investor: while pursuing his undergraduate BComm degree at McGill University, Brad was a member of the finance club and interned at ScotiaMcLeod for a wealth advisor; upon graduation, his passion for investing led him to Wall Street where he spent over a decade working as an investment banker, and later as an analyst and portfolio manager for various hedge funds; in 2012, he founded Prickly Pear Ventures, a real estate development firm in Phoenix, Arizona, to capture opportunities from fallout of the Real Estate crisis of 2009 (the portfolio of single-family homes he amassed was ultimately sold to ARPI, a publicly traded REIT in 2013). To this day, Brad continues to be very active in the angel and seed investing world having invested in companies such as Coupang, Synchtank, Playsight, New Hive and Jingle Punks. But one thing Brad had always wanted to do was start and operate a business of his own. Ari’s business plan was tweaked, and together the pair embarked on a search for a technical founder.
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About Copperstate Farms: Copperstate Farms is an Arizona-based, vertically integrated cannabis company providing economic growth.
CFO of Med-X
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About Med-X: Med-X innovates, researches, and develops a variety of all-natural and alternative solutions to harmful pharmaceutical products.
Chief Financial Officer of Ascend Wellness
Daniel Neville is the Chief Financial Officer at Ascend Wellness Holdings.
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About Ascend Wellness: Ascend Wellness is cannabis operator that owns and operates cultivation facilities to provide easy and accessible products.
CFO of Phyto Partners
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About : Phyto Partners is a venture capital fund that operates in and around the cannabis industry.
Chief Financial Officer of GW Pharmaceuticals
Scott Giacobello brings 25 years of finance and operational experience to GW Pharmaceuticals.He is an accomplished executive who most recently and until its acquisition by Allergan, Inc. in late 2016, served as Chief Financial Officer for Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of improved treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. From 2008 through 2015, Mr. Giacobello held senior level finance positions at Allergan, Inc., most recently serving as Vice President of Finance for Global Research & Development. While at Allergan, he also served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and Vice President of Internal Audit & Compliance. Scott’s previous experience includes financial positions at the Black & Decker Corporation and Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Giacobello holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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About GW Pharmaceuticals: GW Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel therapeutics.
Co-Founder and CFO of Spectrum CannaLabs
Sarita Evans is the co-founder and CFO of Spectrum CannaLabs.
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About Spectrum CannaLabs: Spectrum CannaLabs is an analytical testing laboratory that provides testing solutions for legal cannabis products.
CFO of Eel River Organics
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About Eel River Organics, TransCanna: Eel River Organics provides premium dry farmed herbs, fruits, vegetables, and medicine, all organically farmed without water.
Chief Financial Officer of Abaca
John Foley is the Chief Financial Officer Abaca.
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About Abaca: Abaca is a fintech company offering banking, payment processing, lending, and treasury management services to the U.S. cannabis industry.
CFO of Compliant Cannabis
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About Compliant Cannabis: Enterprise-grade inventory and compliance software from seed, to sale, to success
Founder,CFO & Director of AmeriCann
Mr. Barton has been the managing director of a Colorado-based venture capital and private equity firm since 2006. He has extensive experience in the public and private capital markets, and has been instrumental in raising of over $800 million in equity and debt financing for emerging companies over the past decade. He earned an MBA in finance from UCLA.
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About AmeriCann: To serve medical cannabis patients.