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Acreage Holdings Names New CFO
Acreage Holdings Names New CFO

Acreage Holdings is adding another executive from Bespoke Capital. The New York-based cannabis firm announced Tuesday that Steve Goertz, a Canadian business executive who most recently served as partner and chief financial officer of the Bespoke SPAC, would supplant current Acreage CFO Glen Leibowitz.

Vangst Shares Cannabis Compensation, Career Insights in New Report
Vangst Shares Cannabis Compensation, Career Insights in New Report

Are you looking to break into the cannabis industry? Wondering what you can expect to earn? Colorado-based recruiting agency Vangst has you covered. On Monday, Vangst released its newest “Salary Guide” detailing statistics about new cannabis industry job creation and compensation.

Cresco Labs Names New COO
Cresco Labs Names New COO

Chicago-based cannabis firm Cresco Labs has hired consumer packaged goods veteran Ty Gent as its new COO. Gent most recently served as the chief supply chain officer of US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the U.S.

US Cannabis Jobs Could Approach 300,000 in 2020
US Cannabis Jobs Could Approach 300,000 in 2020

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) U.S. cannabis industry jobs could reach nearly 300,000, according to new figures from the 2020 Marijuana Business Factbook. Published by Marijuana Business Daily, a trade publication covering the cannabis industry, the Factbook includes information on industry trends as well as financial and operational data for cultivators, manufacturers and retailers.

Vireo Health Names New CFO
Vireo Health Names New CFO

Vireo Health has named John Heller, the outgoing chief financial officer of fitness company Lift Brands, as its new CFO. Heller, who supplants Shaun Nugent as CFO of the multistate cannabis firm, will take over on July 6, 2020, according to an announcement. He's Vireo’s second CFO in the last seven months. 

Cannabis Industry Compensation Packages Reviewed by Bedford Consulting Group
Cannabis Industry Compensation Packages Reviewed by Bedford Consulting Group

Do higher executive compensation packages lead to better performance amongst publicly traded cannabis companies? Not exactly. A recent review of 96 cannabis firms by Bedford Consulting Group, a Canada-based executive search firm, found that organizations with well-compensated executives actually unperformed against the Bloomberg Intelligence Global Cannabis Index, Bloomberg noted.

Charlotte's Web Hires New Chief Operating Officer
Charlotte's Web Hires New Chief Operating Officer

Leading cannabidiol (CBD) products maker Charlotte's Web today named David Panter, the former vice president of global supply chain at Estée Lauder Company, as its new chief operating officer.

Aurora Cannabis Announces Executive Moves, Provides Corporate Update
Aurora Cannabis Announces Executive Moves, Provides Corporate Update

In the face of growing financial losses and a stock that has lost more than 80% of its value over the last nine months, Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc. is shaking things up. The company recently shared that chief corporate officer Cam Battley had stepped down from his position on December 20, among other notable announcements.

Canopy Growth Corporation Names Board Chair as New CEO
Canopy Growth Corporation Names Board Chair as New CEO

Canopy Growth Corporation today announced that David Klein, the chief financial officer at Constellation Brands, which owns 38% of the Canadian cannabis firm, would take over as its chief executive officer next month.

Looking for a Career in Cannabis? Here’s What You Can Expect to Make
Looking for a Career in Cannabis? Here’s What You Can Expect to Make

Even as major U.S. cannabis companies like MedMen, Pax Labs and others have announced large-scale layoffs impacting hundreds of workers, the U.S. cannabis industry is poised to become a significant jobs creator in the coming years. According to Vangst, a cannabis recruiting agency, the number of available cannabis jobs have increased by 79% over the last year.

From Bevs to Bud: Theory Wellness VP on Leaving Craft Beer for Cannabis
From Bevs to Bud: Theory Wellness VP on Leaving Craft Beer for Cannabis

In an interview with THCnet, Theory Wellness VP Matt Gamble discusses his experience in the marijuana business, and shares his thoughts on why other CPG professionals should consider a career in cannabis.

Vaping Crisis, Cannabis Career Opportunities Discussed at CWCB Expo
Vaping Crisis, Cannabis Career Opportunities Discussed at CWCB Expo

Hundreds of New England-based cannabis industry professionals turned out for the 3rd annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCB Expo), held last week at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. In addition to connecting with suppliers and CBD brands, attendees heard from a number of industry stakeholders across several seminar sessions.

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