Charlie has been building successful cannabis industry sales organizations in CA since 2015, where he has reshaped the route to market strategies of Kiva Confections, Loudpack and Blue Distro. His past professional experience includes working for industry leaders like: Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors and Ninkasi Brewing across multiple states. This multi-state experience is a critical asset to Old Pal’s state and national expansion plans.
Additionally, Charlie has been an active legislative lobbying contributor during his time in the cannabis industry. Through his work with CCIA & CCMA, he was able to provide insight and strategies from his experience in the alcohol industry, which is subject to significant state and federal regulations. His ability to draw the parallels between these two adult use product regulations, makes him effective in conveying the need for practical and reasonable cannabis regulations.
Charlie is a graduate of California State University Long Beach and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University.
16/08/2019 Following the successful launch of the first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco in July 2019, event organizers Beverage Trade Network have announced a follow-up Cannabis Drinks Expo event in Chicago for Summer 2020.