MEET THE TEAM
Pushr’s leadership team stands apart in the cannabis industry. With excessive taxation, burdensome regulations, and intense competition from both legal and illicit cannabis operations, it is critical that cannabis operators are led by experienced executives capable of navigating the complexities of the market. Drawing from decades of experience in private equity, investment banking, tech startups, real estate and cannabis dispensaries, the Pushr team is adept at solving even the most complex challenges.
Dan graduated from Stanford with a BA in Economics in 96. He spent his early career in finance at Merrill Lynch and Union Bank of Switzerland, and the second half of his career running early stage startups. During that time he mastered Lean Startup principles which have enabled Pushr to adapt to conditions which are constantly changing in this nascent industry.
Co-founder & COO
Mikayla graduated from Loyola Marymount with a BS in Biology. She runs the day to day operation at Pushr. Prior to joining Pushr, she created procedures and trained both corporate and asset level employees across the MedMen enterprise. Mikayla is responsible for developing and maintaining Pushr’s operational procedures.
Co-founder & CFO
Trey graduated from Stanford with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and later received his M.B.A. from Kellogg. Trey runs Pushr’s finance department and is instrumental in Pushr’s strategic and financial planning efforts. Prior to joining Pushr, Trey worked at Intel, Visa and Ares where he served as a Managing Director in their finance department.
VP of Procurement
Lance Ott is responsible for building Pushr’s pipeline of brands. Lance’s vast network, boundless energy, and his pension for deal making make him a perfect fit for heading up Pushr’s procurement efforts. He is a ubiquitous presence among cannabis industry “movers and shakers”, and was ranked #38 in the top 100 most influential cannabis business executives by Cannabis Business Executive in 2016
VP of Manufacturing
Seth started working in cannabis in 2015 when he opened up his first store in North Hollywood called Rolling Stoned. Due to the store's success, Seth opened a second store. By the end of the second, the stores were servicing more than 300 customers per day. After being forced to shut down, Seth launched an infused joint line called Three Kings Empire in 2017 and never looked back.
VP of Production
A veteran of the cannabis industry since 2011, Mo brings nearly a decade of experience as the owner of a thriving dispensary which served 150 customers per day, and as an indoor cultivator. This experience equipped Mo with a keen eye for the various facets of the plant, making Mo an essential part of Pushr’s quality control effort.
Book Keeper/Chief Info Officer
Andrew joined Pushr amidst its rapid growth in 2019. His role began as book keeper, but his responsibilities quickly expanded to include accounting, AR and AP management, payroll management, and KPI reporting. Prior to his time at Pushr, Andrew’s experience ranged from retail and hospitality to government and the medical field. Andrew is currently pursuing a degree in accounting.
VP of Sales
Ryan Smiley is an LA native born and raised with over 5 years working in the budding California Cannabis Industry. His unique background as both a professional photographer and over a decade of sales management brings a creative edge to our team. Ryan is responsible for Sales Team management and managing client relations.
VP of Creative
Mr. Richards is a seasoned and innovative entertainment executive that has founded and created various cutting-edge digital entertainment companies and concepts during his career. Mr. Richards founded a media content company after successfully helping both Arista Records and Island Def Jam become leaders in new media, where Richards also executive produced over 30 video DVDs for artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Kanye West and Ludacris.
Board of Directors
Ramon graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics in 99. He spent his early career in Merrill Lynch's Mergers and Acquisitions group before joining renowned Hollywood movie powerhouse Relativity Media as an early member of the team. Ramon was a co-founder, CFO. Ramon sits on Pushr's Board of Directors and is a key strategic advisor to the company.