Chief Business Development Officer
The Cannabis Education Gap - What Seniors Want, What Corporations Need
Steve leads the business development efforts at CannabizMD as Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO). He has an exemplary track record with 20+ years of sales leadership and strategic partnership development in global financial services companies including American Express, Citi and US Bank as well as fintech start-ups like GreenSky, Loylogic and Points International. He was Managing Partner in a sales and leadership training firm, delivering thousands of hours of educational coaching and certification. More recently, he has consulted with cannabis start-ups on business plan development and sponsorship strategy in California, Michigan, and Maryland. Steve graduates in May 2022 with a Master of Science in Medical Cannabis and Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. He also holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, a B.A. from Michigan State University, a certificate of Spanish Studies from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Steve is conversant in five languages. Steve has a global mindset having traveled to over 50-countries and has lived in Italy, Spain, Argentina, and the UK. Steve is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta and served on the Boards of AID Atlanta and the Mundito Foundation, and mentors with Year Up Atlanta.