Teamwork Makes The Green Work: Who To Hire And How To Find Them

Originally Published : June 28, 2021

In our next Canna Chat, we continue to bring you insider info direct from the biggest and best operators in the cannabis industry. This time, we’re focusing on assembling the team that one needs to be successful in the space: what roles require filling, in what order, who should fill them, and why getting this right is the key to flattening the learning curve for new cannabis entrepreneurs.

Questions explored will include:

  • What does the core team look like for your cannabis business?
  • Is there a specific hiring timeline that makes more sense?
  • What should you look for in a candidate?
  • How do you value cannabis v. non-cannabis related experience?
  • How important is company culture?

As per usual, we will have a few industry vet friends joining us for this special Canna Chat episode. Our panelists will include Art Smuck and John Comeau.

Art Smuck is the current COO of HERBL Solutions, California’s largest cannabis distributor and supply chain solutions company serving more than 850 storefront and non-storefront licensees throughout the state. Under Art’s leadership, HERBL has been able to bring people, processes, and technology together to create a supply chain never before seen in the cannabis industry. Prior to joining HERBL, Art served as president and CEO of FEDEX Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FEDEX focused on supply chain and third-party logistics.

John Comeau has won multiple awards and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine and LinkedIn as one of North America’s leading recruiters. John has always been active in the “emerging industries” market, but has really carved out a niche for himself in Cannabis specifically, over the last 5 years. He has been placing executives at the fastest growing and well-known cannabis companies in over 20 states and internationally. At this point, many consider John to be the premier talent agent/aggregator in cannabis.

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