Built On Purpose Podcast

with Y Scouts’ CEO & Co-Founder Max Hansen

Headset Director of Industry Relations, Jocelyn Sheltraw

By Max Hansen | January 31, 2022

Jocelyn Sheltraw is the Director of Industry Relations at Headset, responsible for internal and external strategies to build Headset’s brand awareness, community development, and market expansion across North America.  Jocelyn is a vocal cannabis advocate and industry thought leader, involved in various cannabis associations, committees, social equity programs, as well as regular speaker at various…

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Creo Inc. CMO, Shuchi Sarkar

By Max Hansen | December 29, 2021

 Shuchi Sarkar is currently CMO of a biotech start-up, Creo Inc. Creo, is an ingredient platform, producing rare and novel cannabinoids, through a fusion of technology and fermentation, with multiple benefits to humans. In her current role she is responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy,  brand building, PR and communications, category growth and demand…

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Cannabis Entrepreneur, Investor, & Thought Leader, Armen Yemenidjian

By Max Hansen | December 17, 2021

  In 2017, Armen was named to Vegas Inc.’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and in 2018, he was named as one of High Times’ “100 Most Influential People in Cannabis.” Armen Yemenidjian began his career at Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in August 2009 in the Marketing Department, subsequently moving to Casino…

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C3 Industries Co-Founder & CEO, Ankur Rungta

By Yscouts | December 1, 2021

Ankur Rungta is co-founder and chief executive officer of C3 Industries Inc. Under his leadership, the company has raised over $100 million of capital and currently employs almost 400 people. Ankur and his team have overseen the development of six award-winning cannabis production facilities as well as twenty-one retail stores in Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri and…

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Commercial Strategy Executive for Consumer Cannabis Products, Laurie Parfitt

By Yscouts | November 15, 2021

Laurie Parfitt is an accomplished executive, leader & coach who inspires companies with her vision for what’s possible and her ability to execute and drive results. She has over two decades of driving innovation & execution across multiple functional areas within companies from start-up to Fortune 500. Laurie has honed her skills at organizations such…

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Regennabis Co-Founder & CEO, Patrick McCartan

By Yscouts | October 18, 2021

Patrick McCartan is Co-Founder and CEO of Regennabis, the leading ESG & Sustainability advisory firm in the global cannabis industry and Co-Founder of Regenerative Cannabis Live, the world’s premier sustainable cannabis conference. Patrick is also Co-Founder of Regennabis Ventures, a private equity impact fund investing in cannabis startups with a commitment to sustainability and ESG,…

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Cannabis Industry Leader, Andrew DeAngelo

By Yscouts | September 21, 2021

  Andrew DeAngelo, Cannabis Industry Consultant and Strategic Advisor, Co-founder of Harborside & Last Prisoner Project, Founder of Andrew DeAngelo Consulting   Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis — he is the very definition of a trailblazer and someone…

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NORML Founder, Keith Stroup, Esq.

By Yscouts | August 31, 2021

Keith Stroup is a Washington, DC public-interest attorney who founded NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) in 1970.  Stroup obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1965, and in 1968 he graduated from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. Stroup first smoked marijuana when he was…

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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…

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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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