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MEET THE FOUNDER

Integrity. Knowledge. Vision.

MEET THE TEAM

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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Executive Business Development Consultant

Kristine T.

Since joining the cannabis industry in 2015, Kristine Thompson ("KC")has proven herself a pivotal asset in the realm of sales and strategy. As Cann Strategy's Sales and Business Development Strategist, she combines her deep experience from cannabis retail, cultivation, and production to drive measurable results.

 

KC's notable achievements include stellar sales leadership for top-tier brands like Dixie, Cresco, Herve, Manna, Baskin, and Two Roots. Her expertise lies in shaping potent sales strategies, assembling high-performing teams, and launching effective go-to-market plans. With a track record of exceeding revenue goals and enhancing market penetration,

 

KC ensures Cann Strategy's clients consistently achieve and surpass their sales targets, build an unshakable reputation, and are equipped with teams that act as true contributors to the health of the P&L statements.

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Director of Operational Excellence & Strategy

Geno V.

Drawing from his robust experience in Defense Aerospace and Cannabis, Geno stands out as a seasoned operations professional. He has held Director of Operational Excellence positions at one of the fastest growing Multi State vertically integrated cannabis companies in the country.  

 

With his degree from USC in Industrial Systems Engineering, and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Geno is driven by a relentless pursuit of operational excellence for Cann Strategy's clients, spanning processing, cultivation, lounge, and retail sectors.

 

Whether setting up efficient systems from the get-go or scrutinizing current operations for enhanced efficiencies, Geno's expertise invariably leads to higher outputs and substantial cost savings.

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Artistic Direction Consultant

Nick B.

A seasoned brand and product designer, Nick Bembenek boasts an illustrious history as the creative director for over 25 startups across sectors including fashion, technology, and cannabis.

 

At Cann Strategy, Nick serves as the linchpin for clients, ensuring that their brand vision is crisply defined, effectively communicated, and executed with uncompromising excellence. Whether aiding in initial development or brand revamping, he acts as a steadfast liaison between clients and their chosen branding firms, ensuring that their vision is fully defined accurately communicated and upholds the high standards Cann Strategy expects its clients to be suited with.

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Paris Williams

Executive Support and Outreach Strategist

Paris W.

With her academic foundation rooted in a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida, complemented by a minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Paris brings a unique blend of insight and creativity to our team.

Since joining Cann Strategy in 2023, Paris has become an indispensable asset to both our internal framework and client-oriented projects. She delves into the ever-evolving cannabis industry topics, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve with the most up-to-date and relevant information. In addition to these roles, Paris contributes significantly to business development initiatives, where her entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking drive growth for Cann Strategy and our esteemed clients.

Paris embodies the forward-thinking ethos of Cann Strategy, always striving for excellence and innovation in everything she does. Her work not only enriches our team but also ensures that we provide comprehensive support and cutting-edge strategies to those we serve within the cannabis industry.

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"If all you're trying to do is essentially the same thing as your rivals,
then it's unlikely that you'll be very successful."

- Michael Porter

Author of Competitive Strategy Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

SUPPORT TEAMS

Custom. Focus. Precision

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Vetted Industry Partners

Cann Strategy prides itself on the strong relationships and partnerships we've cultivated with a diverse array of well-vetted industry experts over the years. Our network spans across various sectors, including construction and architecture, real estate brokers and attorneys, to cutting-edge technologies and systems, all specializing in the cannabis industry. By collaborating closely with these seasoned professionals, we ensure that our clients have access to the best-qualified and most cooperative experts in the field. This strategic collaboration is a cornerstone of the eased path to success our clients enjoy, as it allows us to offer comprehensive, integrated solutions that address every facet of their business needs. At Cann Strategy, we're not just consultants; we're connectors, bringing together the finest minds in the industry to pave the way for our clients' success.

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Industry Researchers

Researchers constantly stay in the know of cannabis regulations, regulatory board ongoings, and business trends. They're on hand to stay in the know on a regular basis and to ensure Cann Strategy consultants can provide the quick updates and answers that our clients trust us for.

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Implementation Assistants

Our Implementation Specialists are the linchpins in the successful execution of our on-site projects, especially when the scope of work demands extensive hands-on involvement or a consistent on-site presence. These dedicated professionals ensure that every detail of the project plans and strategies is meticulously followed and executed to perfection. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, our Implementation Specialists work tirelessly on the ground to bring our strategic visions to life, guaranteeing that every project not only meets but exceeds our clients' expectations. Their role is critical in transforming our carefully laid plans into tangible results, making them an indispensable part of the Cann Strategy team.

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Liaisons

All project types require ongoing communications with regulators, service providers, client representatives, community officials, and more. Assigned team liaisons make sure that communication is maintained and nothing falls through the cracks by managing the many emails and calls between various parties and ensuring that the Cann Strategy consultants and their clients stay fully up to date and responsive.

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Application Support

Application assistants are paralegals, editors, floor plan designers, and other individuals with the role of providing support during competitive licensing application processes to ensure completeness, accuracy, and maximized input.

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