Expertise and passion

Expertise and passion

Our team combines cannabis expertise with deep experience in operations, capital markets, real estate development, healthcare, legal services, regulated business and government affairs.

But that is only half the story. What sets us apart is that we combine experience with passion. And that is reflected in the passion each member of our team brings to the work that they do. The objective of our senior leadership is to ensure every team member has the resources they need to pursue their passion, whether that is growing the best cannabis, developing new brands or bringing discipline and rigor to our financial reporting.

We believe that a legalized cannabis industry has the power to make positive changes in the world by giving consumers a natural alternative to greater health and vitality. We make this happen by hiring the best team and letting them pursue their passion.

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Randy Maslow

Randy Maslow
Interim CEO, President and Director

Randy Maslow is a veteran tech industry attorney and entrepreneur, with more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive and General Counsel to rapidly growing companies in emerging industries. Mr. Maslow was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at one of the first online travel companies before joining the founding management team of the early nationwide internet service provider that became XO Communications, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development and General Counsel and as a board member. Mr. Maslow later co-founded Internet Gaming Entertainment U.S. ("IGE"), where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and as a board member. IGE pioneered the currency exchange business for virtual assets in multi-player online games and became a leading worldwide publisher of multi-player computer game content, with 400 employees in the U.S. and Asia and over $100 million in annual revenue. Prior to entering the tech industry, Mr. Maslow was an attorney in private practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Florida, and previously with the Philadelphia law firms White and Williams LLP and Blank Rome LLP.

Mr. Maslow is a member of the Federal Policy Council of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Trade Federation, and the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Responsible Regulation Alliance and the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.

  • Nationally-recognized expert in federal and state cannabis regulatory law and public policy
  • Extensive cannabis industry expertise in political and governmental affairs
  • 30-year career as General Counsel to multiple successful internet and technology startups
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Elizabeth Stavola

Elizabeth Stavola
Chief Strategy Officer and Director

Beth Stavola is a leading cannabis entrepreneur. Former COO, President of US Operations, and Board Member of MPX Bioceutical Corporation. Also, founder of Health for Life, one of the most recognized cannabis brands in Arizona, which she took from inception to significant sales and cash flow in just five years. In addition, she is the founder of Melting Point Extracts (MPX), an award-winning maker of high quality cannabis concentrates.

In February 2016, Ms. Stavola launched CBD for Life, a company that produces highly innovative, natural and effective CBD-infused pain management and beauty products using 99% pure CBD extract. The product has met with rave reviews from prominent beauty publications and bloggers, as well as client testimonials.

Previously, Ms. Stavola worked on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company, rising to the position of senior vice president. She is actively involved in organizations that promote women in the cannabis industry and in 2014 was named as one of the leading medical cannabis entrepreneurs by Congresswoman Dina Titus, on the floor of the House of Representatives.

  • Entrepreneur and investment banker
  • Founder of leading cannabis brands Health for Life, MPX and CBD for Life
  • Institutional sales on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company
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Julius Kalcevich

Julius Kalcevich
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kalcevich has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting. Previously a partner of BG Partners Corp. in Toronto, Canada, he was responsible for planning, structuring and monitoring corporate finance transactions for his firm's cannabis investments. Mr. Kalcevich was previously a Director of Investment Banking with CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer in Toronto and New York. During the period of 2005-2012, he completed over 20 transactions representing over $4 billion in aggregate value.

  • Fifteen years in corporate finance and strategic consulting
  • Investment banker with over 20 transactions worth over $4 billion
  • Formerly CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer
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Richard Boxer MD

Richard Boxer MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Richard Boxer is currently a Clinical Professor of Urology and Visiting Scholar at University of California, Los Angeles and was formerly Professor of Clinical Urology at the University of Miami, and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Boxer was a finalist for the position of Surgeon General of the United States in both the Clinton and Bush administrations and has served as a senior health policy advisor to Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Senators, and Members of Congress. Dr. Boxer has been a member of the Board of Directors at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He represented the U.S. at the World Health Organization and is a recipient of a Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association. Dr. Boxer has had 150 publications and has delivered hundreds of invited lectures over his distinguished career. He is dedicated to the advancement of research and improvement in quality of medical cannabis.

  • Finalist for position of Surgeon General of the United States
  • U.S. representative to World Health Organization
  • 150 publications and hundreds of invited lectures
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Pat Tiernan

Pat Tiernan
Chief Operating Officer

A senior, C-level executive with extensive operations, general management and business development experience, Mr. Tiernan has a passion for creating, scaling and improving businesses.

Mr. Tiernan served five years as Chief Operating Officer at Stone Brewing Company. During that time, he grew company revenue from $90M to $250M; transformed and modernized all facets of the business; expanded operations and distribution nationally and to 34 countries; drove a 200% increase in Stone Distributing Company cases distributed while expanding its geographical footprint and supplier portfolio; co-led the financing and investor processes; and drove numerous strategic initiatives improving company performance.

Mr. Tiernan was previously a Senior Advisor with TPG Capital where he focused on driving deep transformational initiatives within and across its companies. Prior to TPG, he was recruited by Intel and Google to be the GM and Executive Director of an industry consortium he scaled globally.

A veteran of Hewlett Packard, he held executive roles in each of its businesses in product development, sales, marketing and operations.

  • Extensive operations, general management and business development experience
  • As COO at Stone Brewing grew revenue from $90M to $250M in five years
  • Experience driving deep transformational initiatives within companies

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