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2021 Vanguard Scientific Virtual Summit | Inside the Industry | Session 2 | Speaker Profiles

On April 14th, 2021 Vanguard Scientific is hosting a 4-hour Webinar Event titled:

Inside the Industry: Meeting the Buyer Where They are Today & Understanding Where the Market is Going Tomorrow.

The Webinar Event is designed to give a current and multi-perspective understanding of the cannabinoid market within the US as well as the evolving global landscape. Consisting of five total segments featuring panels of recognized industry leaders with backgrounds in Compliance, Technology, CPG, Pharmaceuticals, and Investment, this event will seek to provide a foundational guide around what the industry actually looks like in 2021, and how we can best collaboratively leverage the post-COVID and post-Legalization landscape to capture the revenue opportunities of tomorrow while working together.


Session 4 Speaker Bio’s

Todd Harrison

Co-Founder / CIO

CB1 Capital

Todd Harrison is the Founding Partner of CB1 and our Chief Investment Officer. Todd has spent almost three decades on Wall Street managing risk and researching financial market strategies. His institutional experience includes Morgan Stanley Global Equity Derivatives (VP), The Galleon Group (MD-Derivatives), and Cramer, Berkowitz LLC (President and Head of Trading).

Todd was also the Founder and CEO of Minyanville Media, Inc., an Emmy Award winning financial media company that covered global markets in real-time, developed, and licensed investment content to broker-dealers, and wrote real-time content that enabled millions of traders and investors to make more informed financial decisions. He oversaw all operating segments, enterprise relationships, properties, investment products and newsletters, gaming platforms, production studios and events.

Todd is also the founder & President of The Ruby Peck Foundation for Children’s Education, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Nassau County Police Department Foundation. His first book, The Other Side of Wall Street, was published in 2011 by FT Press, and he received an Emmy Award from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

He has been active in the research of financial market learning tendencies among college students, and was a contributing author to “ Threat, Intimidation, and Student Financial Market Knowledge: An Empirical Study,” published in the Journal of Education for Business.

Mr. Harrison has appeared on CNBC, FOX, FOX Business, MSNBC and Bloomberg as a financial authority and has been quoted and covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Worth, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Dow Jones MarketWatch, New York Magazine and Canada’s National Post. He was featured in the 20th Anniversary documentary of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and the 2013 documentary, Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve; he was the international spokesman for eSignal, a division of IDC, from 2012-2014. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Syracuse University.

Jason Wild

President / Portfolio Manager

JW Asset Managment

Jason Wild is the founder and President of JWAM, an SEC-registered investment adviser with over $1 billion under management. Jason achieved early success by leveraging his background as a pharmacist to find undervalued specialty pharmaceutical companies and by managing the firm’s investments for long-term growth.

After building a strong track record as a stock picker, Jason expanded his investment universe and applied his experience and extensive healthcare network to private market opportunities. He has since established himself as a highly respected investor and sought-after partner for both public and private companies.

Jason’s 20+ year audited track record is a testament to his ability to generate quality deal flow, identify exceptional investment opportunities, and add significant value as a portfolio manager and business partner to portfolio companies.

Matt Hawkins


Entourage Effect Capital

Matt Hawkins is the founder and managing principal of Entourage Effect Capital (EEC), formerly known as Cresco Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Since 2014, the firm has made close to 70 investments invested out of two funds, co-investment vehicles and special purpose entities. Prior to the founding of EEC, he was a partner and President of a private real estate investment company which acquired REO and NPL from banks and financial institutions across the country, with particular interest in multifamily residential and self-storage assets. The company completed more than 55 bank-direct acquisitions, deploying over $500MM of capital since Q4 2008. In 2013 alone, the company bought close to 10,000 Class B and Class C value-add multifamily units across the Sunbelt of the United States. At the end of 2013, Matt and his partners sold their interest. Prior to this, Matt was a Principal/ Co-founder of San Jacinto Partners, a fund focused on the bulk acquisition of single family residential assets and the Managing General Partner of Adjacent Capital, L.P., a private equity/specialty lending fund. He was earlier affiliated with Treadstone Partners, L.L.C., a distressed debt and equity fund. He has an extensive background in both turnaround management and private equity. Prior to joining Treadstone and forming Adjacent Capital and San Jacinto Partners, was associated with Hull & Associates, a regional turnaround management firm. Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.


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