With thirteen years experience in the cannabis industry, Brian is a highly sought after executive operator, thought leader, and consultant to plant-touching and ancillary companies throughout the US, Canada and internationally. Brian is frequently called on by investors to turnaround struggling and inefficient operations, whether to prepare for sale or to achieve profitability. He also serves as a Fractional COO for new operations and established operators going through transitions or rapid growth phases.
Brian transitioned to regulated cannabis in 2014 as employee #4 at CuraLeaf and led the cannabis conglomerate through the build out and licensing phases of their vertically-integrated flagship facility in NJ. He began consulting independently in 2016 and as projects grew, he expanded the firm, and founded BSC Group with his partner Amber in 2017. BSC Group focused on winning cannabis licenses and managing scaled cannabis operations and was sold in October 2018 to publicly-traded MariMed Inc (OTC:MRMD). As VP of Operations at MariMed, Brian increased revenue 35% in one year.
Since moving on from MariMed and BSC, Brian worked as the COO to turn around a large Las Vegas based operation, achieving a $6MM profit delta in less than a year, bringing the struggling company from $-4.2MM to $+2.2MM, while working in parallel to build out a 50,000 sq ft greenhouse. Current projects include the expansion and renovation of a Schedule 1 DEA approved cannabis research facility to produce under cGMP standards. He has consulted internationally and in 31 uniquely regulated states across the US.
Brian lives and breathes operations, and is known for his ability to execute on a conceptual vision and follow through persistently to guarantee profitability. With a focus on scalable, easy-to-teach systems, Brian’s operations adhere to meticulous standards and exceed regulatory mandates. Brian thrives managing complex cultivation, manufacturing and retail operations simultaneously across multiple unique regulatory environments. He possesses a humility and appetite for knowledge that makes him an approachable, dynamic professional and charismatic leader.
In addition to designing and redesigning ops, you’ll also see Brian speaking at symposiums, conferences, universities and investor meetings throughout the country and abroad about operational turnarounds, industry trends, change indicators in cannabis, hiring, and all facets of operations.