CHICAGO: Green Thumb Industries announced the appointments of four executive leadership positions and one new board member. Green Thumb Industries continues to actively recruit additional board members in preparation for its potential U.S. listing. These appointments will be effective January 1, 2023.
The leadership promotions include Anthony Georgiadis to President, Matt Faulkner to Chief Financial Officer, and Bret Kravitz to General Counsel and Secretary, as well as the appointments of Rachel Albert to Chief Administrative Officer and Dawn Wilson Barnes to the Company’s board of directors.
Green Thumb Industries is a leading national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and owner of RISE Dispensaries.
“These changes reflect the natural evolution of high-performing team members to positions of greater responsibility and demonstrate our conviction in the strength of our leadership,” said Green Thumb Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ben Kovler.
“I am especially pleased to recognize the pivotal role that Anthony Georgiadis has played over the last seven years. He continues to be an outstanding partner in leading the business, an excellent problem-solver, and a material value creator for shareholders.
His deep understanding of the operations and financials, along with his proven leadership ability to empower the team to drive results, make him exceptionally suited for his new role of President. I am confident these moves set us up for long-term success as we progress in this ever-changing landscape.”
As President, Georgiadis will be responsible for all operational and financial matters of the Company. His direct reports will include Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and Senior Vice Presidents who oversee operational functions.
Georgiadis will continue to work closely with Kovler on overall corporate strategy and operations, while allowing Kovler to focus greater attention on capital allocation, strategic partnerships, brand positioning, investor relations, and mergers & acquisitions.
Georgiadis joined Green Thumb in 2015 and has played an integral role in growing the Company into one of the leading multi-state cannabis operators in the U.S. Since 2017, he has served as Chief Financial Officer, directing the Company’s cash flow and financial planning while overseeing operations for other areas of the business.