Dave Roberson is the CEO of Kukuza Associates, a Silicon Valley-based consulting firm that solely focuses on cannabis companies, taking them further, faster, through exceptional finance and accounting solutions. A subsidiary of RoseRyan, Kukuza draws upon the full strengths and capabilities of its parent company, which entered the cannabis sector in 2014.
A member of the NCIA’s Banking and Financial Services Committee, Dave fine-tuned his talent for guiding companies as a senior vice president for Hewlett-Packard Co. and as president and CEO at Hitachi Data Systems. His leadership skills and operational know-how are steeped in more than 30 years of business experience.
Having worked in Silicon Valley with venture-backed growth companies, Dave also knows what investors are looking for when evaluating investment opportunities, while venture capitalists continue to enlist his expertise in evaluating companies and making them investor-ready.
Dave recently launched Kukuza’s rapid diagnostic, a comprehensive yet simple tool that assesses the readiness of cannabis companies for scaling along a spectrum of 16 finance dimensions. It provides quick insight and actionable feedback to companies of all kinds on the fundamentals needed for sustaining growth and reaching milestones.
An experienced speaker, Dave has contributed articles to Marijuana Venture and has been a guest on cannabis-related podcasts. His thoughts on the cannabis market have also appeared in Accounting Today and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.