Agrify CEO & Chairman of the Board, Raymond Nobu Chang

Raymond is a serial entrepreneur. He is CEO & Chairman of the Board for Agrify, the most innovative provider of advanced cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis industry, bringing data, science, and technology to the forefront of the market. The company’s proprietary micro-environment-controlled Vertical Farming Units (VFUs) enable cultivators to produce the highest quality products…

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Willow Industries Founder & CEO, Jill Ellsworth

Fueled by her passion for innovation and dedication to health, Jill Ellsworth has made a career of creating solutions for better living. Prior to launching Willow Industries, Jill founded Vibrant Earth Juices (VEJ), a Santa Barbara-based cold-pressed organic juice company. Jill became passionate about pasteurization techniques, employing High Pressure Processing (HPP) to prevent microbial growth…

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The Five Traits That Produce the Best COOs

A COO role can be one of the trickiest positions to hire given the variety of leadership competencies needed. Yet, it is of the utmost importance to find the right COO (or second in command by any other title) for your unique situation. Even before you launch the search, it’s particularly important to nail down…

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VERSES CEO, Gabriel René

Gabriel René is CEO and co-founder of VERSES, developer of COSM™, an operating system for AI, and author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Spatial Web – How Web 3.0 Connects Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World”.  As an emerging technology pioneer, Gabriel has architected enterprise and consumer software and services in partnership…

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Apex Trading & Bushel44 Founder & CEO, John Manlove

John Manlove is the founder and CEO of Apex Trading and Bushel44, two industry leading technology platforms in the emerging cannabis and hemp verticals. An industry pioneer, who helped launch the first legal cannabis wholesale marketplace in the United States while simultaneously running a distribution company supporting over 300 brands throughout California, John brings a…

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1906 New Highs CEO & Co-Founder, Peter Barsoom

Nuka & 1906 CEO and Co-founder Peter Barsoom, has an extensive career experience in finance and business strategy, holding a variety of senior management positions at leading institutions including American Express, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Blue Mountain Capital and Intercontinental Exchange. In 2015, Mr. Barsoom left the financial industry to found Nuka Enterprises (Nuka) a…

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How to Cultivate Accountability in Leadership by Hiring the Right People

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If you want a high-performance culture in your company, you’ll need accountability in leadership. Accountability is one of the most important leadership traits. If leaders aren’t accountable, who will be? The culture of your organization, after all, is a mirror reflection of what is modeled from the top. To build this positive trait within your…

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ShaeWellness VP of Education, Dr. Cam McDonald

Dr. Cam McDonald is a leader, educator, scientist, motivator and father.  As VP of Education of ShaeWellness, Dr. Cam is driven to increase awareness around the need for a personalised approach to leadership and workplace wellness. This work, while in true alignment with his mission of creating tangible and healthy change in the world, has…

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Jushi Holdings Inc. Chief Commercial Director, Trent Woloveck

Trent Woloveck brings singular strategic planning and strong business acquisition and cannabis development experience to his role as Chief Commercial Director at Jushi Holdings Inc. Trent formerly served as President of TGS National Holdings (an affiliate of The Green Solution), as well as COO at American Cannabis Company, where he worked with his clients to…

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How to Identify Key Leadership Characteristics

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Integrity. Influence. Self-awareness. Empathy. What are the most essential characteristics of leadership? It’s a topic of endless debate, but most everyone can agree on one thing: Leaders show others the way. Granted, it may not always be the right way, but where leaders go, others follow. Leaders have always been important, but in this nearly…

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