Founder & CEO

In addition to his role at Mazakali, Sumit is the Finance and Strategy Consultant to The Arcview Group and Managing Partner at Emerald Ventures.  Sumit has directed cannabis investments since 2014 and currently serves on the Canopy Investment Committee.  A frequent speaker at investment seminars, Sumit also acts as a mentor to Arcview and Canopy companies.  Sumit supports NCIA, the Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Sumit spent nearly two decades in financial capital markets across sales, business development, management, research, analysis, valuation, strategy, capital introduction, institutional-level relationship management, wealth advisory, investment planning and operational consulting in domestic and overseas markets.

Sumit's past experience includes: Financial Advisor, J.P. Morgan Securities, Director of Business Development, DiMeo Schneider and Associates; Head of Midwest Sales and Trading, Susquehanna Financial Group, Director of Institutional Equity Sales, UBS Investment Bank; Equity Research Analyst, Raymond James Financial; Associate Analyst, Merrill Lynch.

Sumit has earned an MBA from the University of Michigan, a BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Texas and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 79 licenses.  He resides in San Francisco where he enjoys riding his motorcycle, yoga and craft beer.

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