RYTE Brands CEO, Eric White

Eric is CEO at RYTE™ Brands, a portfolio company whose holdings include RYTE CBD, Moksha Chocolate, and LYTE (CBD Pre-Rolls). He launched RYTE online and in-stores in August of 2020, building out and executing RYTE’s branding and product portfolio, DTC and Retail sales channels, and national marketing campaigns. Eric also works closely with RYTE’s portfolio…

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Why Aligning the Leadership Style of Your C-Suite to Your Business Stage Is Key for Long-Term Success

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Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience. As they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage startup, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who compliment their own strengths and weaknesses for a more well-rounded…

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Copperstate Farms Managing Director, J. Fife Symington IV

Episode 57 - J. Fife Symington IV - Co-Founder & Managing Director at Copperstate Farms

J. Fife Symington IV is an entrepreneur and Arizona native with more than three decades of experience in greenhouse agriculture. He serves as Managing Director of Copperstate Farms, a vertically integrated cannabis company he co-founded in 2016.  Symington’s agricultural pursuits began in the early 90’s. After graduating with honors from Harvard University, Symington spent time…

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What You Can Learn From the Company Values at Top 10 Medium-Sized Workplaces

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At Y Scouts, we have the unique opportunity to learn about the cultures and workplaces of the organizations we serve as part of our executive search process. A core part of any organization is its company values. What are core values, exactly? Core values are simply the beliefs and opinions that inform intentions and actions.…

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Why Design Thinking Should be the Foundation of Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

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The design thinking framework was first used by designers (hence the name), but the principles can be applied to many disciplines. In fact, talent acquisition strategies are embracing the benefits of design thinking. We define design thinking as: A structured, iterative, and empathic methodology used to solve problems and discover imaginative opportunities in order to…

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NUG Inc. CEO & Founder, John Oram

Episode 55 - John Oram - CEO & Founder of NUG

Dr. Oram holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in environmental chemistry and engineering from the University of California Los Angeles and bachelor’s degrees in analytical chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Dr. Oram spent his research years studying the complex physical and chemical processes governing the fate of contaminants in the coastal environment. …

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Flowr Corporation CEO, Vinay Tolia

Episode 54 - Vinay Tolia - CEO of Flowr Corporation

Born and raised in Michigan, Mr. Tolia attended the University of Michigan where he earned a BA in economics and BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering,  He previously held roles with investment banking firms Peter J. Solomon Company and hedge fund Midtown Capital before co-founding Bengal Capital Trading LLC, a Chicago based hedge fund. While…

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