Ever since Saul can remember he has looked at a business and tried to break it down to understand it and figure out how to optimize it. He loves to improve a good idea and make it great. Saul understands that there is a fine balance between perfection and delivery – and drives hard to execute.
CEO, Rylie's Sunshine @ President, Rylie's Smile Foundation
In 2013, at the age of 7, Rylie was diagnosed with aggressive bone tumors that disintegrated her facial bones. Her mother, Janie, learned about the efficacy of cannabis oil against cancer and decided to give it to Rylie hoping it might help minimize her bone tumors and prevent recurrence. With the help of whole plant cannabis oil, Rylie defied everyone’s expectations. Rylie’s smile returned!
Steven Turetsky prides himself on being a ‘first generation’ cannabis professional – someone who began his career in cannabis during college as an academic pursuit and has continued to grow up in it as the industry too matures. Seven years later, Turetsky is the founder and principal consultant at Turetsky Consulting Group dba The Yalla Group. The passion that drives him forward amidst the everyday chaos of the industry is knowing that cannabis has the potential to be an incredibly potent driver of economic development worldwide.
David is President at Tress Capital, an established investment management firm in the cannabis sector, founded in 2013. Tress originates, guides, and manages investment for HNW, SFO, and institutional clients in both fund and bespoke SMA vehicles. Tress works closely with its companies and sector as an active value-add investor. Its portfolio includes industry leaders such as SC Labs, Headset, Baker Technologies, Cannabis Now, Infusion Biosciences, Grownetics and North Bud Farms. A two time cancer survivor, David was introduced to the vast benefits of medical cannabis while undergoing cancer treatments in 2001 and again in 2003. David has since dedicated himself to furthering research, awareness, and business opportunities in the expanding cannabis industry.
Matt is the CEO and founder of Vanguard Scientific, a global provider of botanical extraction equipment and professional services with an emphasis on improving the lives of our clients, team members, and the world around them. Matt is an experienced Entrepreneur and Strategy partner, who brings a host of experience from both the regulated food and beverage industry, and controlled substances industries.
Clara Norell, Co-Founder & CEO of NOHAK -Nordiska Hampa Kompaniet (Nordic Hemp Company), growing industrial hemp in Sweden. Clara is a visionary entrepreneur and creative innovator with a strong network that spans the world. A Construction Engineer – educated in Sweden, at Malmö University and in South Africa at Cape Technikon Peninsula University.
Born in the UK though living in Israel since 2005, Clifton has accumulated over 25 years of consumer and corporate marketing experience. Entering the emerging medical cannabis industry in late 2014, Clifton helped create CannaTech, the International Conference on Medical Cannabis innovation & investment. Seeing the regulatory challenges, in 2017 Clifton founded his second cannabis company CiiTECH, focusing on the food supplement regulated CBD industry in the UK.