Mr. Smith has extensive experience in building startup companies that explode within emerging markets, capacities include fundraising, generating strategic alliances, managing mergers and acquisitions, developing sales pipelines, marketing, and overseeing operations. He has spent the past 8 years finely focused on the advancements in organic sustainable food industry and its applications to the cultivation and growth of the legal cannabis business. In that time, he co-invented a "vertical cultivation" device, the invention and successful hydroponics business was sold to Greengro Technologies, Inc., where Smith served in various capacities including Chairman and CEO.
In a long life of business, Mr. Smith is an accomplished visionary, deal maker, and sales professional with 25 years experience in emerging technologies, broadcast television, film, post production, animation hardware and software systems. His extraordinary people skills and ability to understand the psychology of motivating others toward goals while keeping focus on revenue and closing deals are some qualities that make his continually successful decade to decade. Topped off with extensive financial, tax law, and accounting expertise prove invaluable in addressing both tactical and strategic issues of converting deal memos into successful sales of products and services or mergers and acquisitions of entire companies. As a licensed Enrolled Agent, Mr. Smith is recognized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service has built multiple tax firms and prepared over 15,000 returns. This supports his ability to execute from business plan, to funding, growth, and eventual exit.
Overall, skills plus his uncanny instinct for emerging markets which have historically resulted in multiple successes in technology, real estate, finance, and market leadership successes for Mr. Smith drive his desire to pursue the vast opportunities in the legal cannabis CBD and hemp industries.