Multi-state operators (MSOs) are the darlings of the cannabis industry, but not all MSOs have performed the same. Some have beat all expectations, while others lost their way and are scrambling to survive. In this webinar, cannabis entrepreneur and Cresco co-founder Joe Caltabiano will take a deeper look at what separates the winners from the losers and how that knowledge may help investors and MSOs as they scale up. Big opportunities are on the horizon with eventual federal legalization and new investors coming on board, but success boils down to the work MSOs are doing now to build the right business models that can scale, adapt and thrive even when things don’t go according to plan.
This webinar will be presented in video format and will feature broader engagement opportunities for attendees to interact with the Mr. Caltabiano and Mr. Klein.
Meet the Speaker
Joe Caltabiano is a respected and important voice in today’s emergent cannabis industry and regularly provides guidance to startups and established companies alike. Uncovering opportunities even during a bear market, Caltabiano draws from his extensive financial expertise in retail, real estate, operations and the regulated cannabis industry.
As co-founder of Cresco Labs, Caltabiano expanded the company from a small start-up with big ideas to one of the most influential and profitable Multi-state Operators in the U.S. Cresco Labs is now a public company operating in eleven states with more than 1,800 employees. During his tenure there, Caltabiano helped the company expand its footprint into strategic U.S. markets and sourced multiple M&A transactions. He guided Cresco through numerous rounds of multimillion-dollar capital raises, including the company’s initial financial support that helped it launch. In addition to running all the revenue-generating activities at the company, Caltabiano oversaw all construction development and real estate matters Caltabiano launched the Sunnyside retail brand and applied its wellness theme to Cresco’s existing dispensaries and their consolidated product offerings. He also led brand building at Cresco Labs, launching the operator’s house of industry-leading brands including Cresco, Remedi, Reserve and Mindy’s edibles.