Episode 25 – How to Shock the Cannabis Industry with Kevin Murphy – CEO of Acreage Holdings
This week on the Green Rush, our hosts talk with the CEO who literally turned the cannabis industry on its head in Kevin Murphy, CEO of Acreage Holdings. Last week (week of 4/9) Kevin and Acreage Holdings announced that former speaker of the House John Boehner and former Mass Governor and the VP candidate for the Libertarian Party in 2016, William Weld to their Board of Directors. Founded in 2014, Acreage Holdings (formerly known as High Street Capital Partners) has the most diverse portfolio of any company in the American cannabis industry, with cultivation, processing and dispensing operations across 11 states with plans to expand. During their conversation, Lewis and Anne discuss with Kevin how he was able to help evolve Mr. Boehner’s views on cannabis, the role Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld will play on the Acreage board and Acreage Holding’s strategy for building out its portfolio of a disparate mix of brands.
Kevin Murphy has become a well-established leader in the medical cannabis industry, providing business expertise and insight into financial growth strategies that have proven critical for several cannabis companies. His past roles included oversight of risk-management, sales and distribution, client services, legal, compliance and operations. As Founding Member and Managing Partner at Stanfield Capital Partners, he was central in growing the organization from inception to a $30-billion alternative money management firm. Mr. Murphy serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellness and Pain Management Connection, Prime Alternative Treatment Centers, and Prime Consulting Group. These for-profit entities provide strategic and financial advice to not-for-profit medical cannabis license holders in the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, respectively. Mr. Murphy also serves on the Board of Directors of Compass Ventures, Nature’s Care Company and Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania.
Links and mentions in the show
Links to the guest’s company and social media accounts
Acreage Holdings Twitter – https://twitter.com/AcreageCannabis
Acreage Holdings LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/acreageholdings/?originalSubdomain=ca
This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications
Special thanks to Nick Opich, our associate producer, and Jorge (Brasco) Hermida at CannabisRadio.com.