Chris entered the corporate world at 18 working at a stock brokerage firm, and by 34 was a senior executive at a bank as the #2 in lending. Chris has a Bachelors Degree in Finance and a Masters Degree in Accounting. After identifying a directional trend in the softening politics around marijuana, he decided to leave banking during the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis, recognizing the emerging market opportunity in the future cannabis industry.
Since entering the cannabis space, Chris has successfully developed several cannabis businesses. Most notably, he has taken his new company public, has a licensed store, developed one of the largest retail delivery companies in cannabis, and built the first state wide B2B wholesale distribution team in California.
Chris sits on the Board of the California Cannabis Delivery Alliance, has served multiple terms as Chair of the Distribution Committee for California Cannabis Industry Association, is Chair of the Board for the San Diego and Orange County Cannabis Industry Alliance, is on the Policy Committee for the California Distribution Association, is active in the California Growers Association, and is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association.