Built On Purpose Podcast

with Y Scouts’ CEO & Co-Founder Max Hansen

Phoenix Distributors Managing Partner, Chris Finelli

By Yscouts | August 16, 2021

Chris has held both sales and leadership positions in the investment management as well as executive leadership positions in the cannabis industry. In his current role, Chris is the Managing Partner of Phoenix Distributors, a sales and marketing as a service company for the cannabis industry. Phoenix Distributors focuses on helping Cannabis and CBD operators…

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Evo Hemp Co-Founders, Jourdan Samel & Ari Sherman

By Yscouts | August 2, 2021

Ari Sherman and Jourdan Samel are Sales & Marketing executives in the natural products industry. Ari and Jourdan Co-Founded Hemp Health and natural foods brand Evo Hemp in 2012 to facilitate the evolution of the United States family farm. By establishing a supply chain of U.S. grown hemp, they’re working to revive the country’s agricultural system.…

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Digging Deep for Executive Interview Questions

By Yscouts | July 21, 2021

There are some questions you can ask your executive candidates that can bring a deeper insight into what they can offer your company.

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Colton Griffin, Flourish Software

Flourish Software CEO, Colton Griffin

By Yscouts | July 19, 2021

Colton is CEO of Flourish Software, a leading supply chain management and seed to sale tracking software solution for the cannabis, CBD, and hemp verticals. Colton’s career and expertise are at the intersection of supply chain operations, enterprise software, and analytics. He graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS in Industrial Engineering.…

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RYTE Brands CEO, Eric White

By Yscouts | June 14, 2021

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

Copperstate Farms Managing Director, J. Fife Symington IV

By Yscouts | May 17, 2021

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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Episode 56 - Kevin MacCauley - CEO & Founder of Upper Hand

Upper Hand Founder & CEO, Kevin MacCauley

By MaxHansen | April 23, 2021

Kevin is an active businessman and entrepreneur in the startup tech community. While attending Indiana University, he founded the nation’s first collegiate hosted mini marathon. He went on to serve as Sr. VP of Sales for venture-backed ClassWatch until it’s $15M acquisition in 2011. Kevin founded Upper Hand in 2012 after seeing an opportunity as…

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Episode 55 - John Oram - CEO & Founder of NUG

NUG Inc. CEO & Founder, John Oram

By Yscouts | March 19, 2021

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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Episode 54 - Vinay Tolia - CEO of Flowr Corporation

Flowr Corporation CEO, Vinay Tolia

By Yscouts | February 19, 2021

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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Episode 53 - Giadha A. DeCarcer - New Frontier Data

New Frontier Data Founder and CEO, Giadha A. DeCarcer

By Yscouts | January 29, 2021

 Giadha A. DeCarcer is the Founder and CEO of New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence for the worldwide cannabis industry. An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in business strategy, execution, management and business development, DeCarcer’s began her career in banking, and progressed to technology, data analytics, intelligence…

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