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Eight Reasons That Investors Are Backing Cannabis Startups"Quick valuation shifts are taking place in a very compressed time period," says Leslie Bocskor, president of Electrum Partners. READ MORE
How Much Tax Revenue Do Legal Cannabis Sales Generate?“Imagine how much wealth will be staying in our country which is currently exiting, going to cartels in other countries, leaving our economy, ” said Leslie Bocskor, president of Electrum... READ MORE
Marijuana Stocks: How CEO's Can Navigate Market..."“They [Growblox] are working on a number of different things. They have exposure to both a medical marijuana market in Nevada, and the adult use market in Nevada." said Leslie Bocskor, President of Electrum Partners.... READ MORE
U.S. Cannabis Market to Generate $2.3 Billion in Tax..."Establishing policy that can cross the nexus of political needs, policy needs and business needs is considerably more difficult than most realize," said Leslie Bocskor, Founder and President of Electrum Partners. READ MORE
Rule number one of marketing marijuana: Avoid stoner clichés"When you think about a cannabis product or service, it doesn't lend itself to all of your traditional types of advertising and marketing," Pamela Johnston, Senior Vice President at Electrum Partners told CNBC.com. READ MORE
Leslie Bocksor interviewed on KUSI News San Diego"When you have regulated markets, the stakeholders that have those businesses have to keep it out of the hands of kids." READ MORE
Most folks in the cannabis industry for any length of time know Bocskor by face, name and for his exuberant laugh and immaculate three-piece suits. But don’t be fooled by his formidable frame. This Transylvanian-descended Renaissance man does not intimidate, he leads by example by embracing an open source collaborative model unrestricted by time zones and geographies. Bocskor’s boldness enables him to assume a leadership role, mentor, and share the spotlight with other leaders, and fuel the industry’s ascent to a global financial and social phenomenon.
Bocskor’s insights, expertise, and global stature make him the man who policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs seek out for future planning and immediate fixing. He is the undisputed choice as the voice on cannabis issues and business, from state-of-the-art technology and best practices, to policy, industry financing and expansion. Committed to a culture of compassion at Electrum Partners and throughout the industry, he takes pride in ushering in changes that rewrite history, whether it’s the empathic opening of patient access, or the invention of a national innovation funding reset button.
His far-reaching banking and entrepreneurial experience and inimitable style are bolstered with his knowledge of any cannabis vertical — from domestic and international policy to finding your niche investing opportunity, from supercritical extraction to ERP solutions, from seed-to-sale to the entourage effect of strategic business integration. Bocskor has become one of the most influential people in the cannabis space, guiding policy and reform.
Pamela JohnstonSenior Vice President Strategy & Special Projects
Pamela Johnston, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Special Projects at Electrum Partners, is a respected thought leader and entrepreneur with a history of business bullseyes that have been in line with her mission to help organizations uncover their potential and harness change. An instinctive problem solver popular for her signature intuition and way of distilling the complex down to the manageable, at Electrum Partners she spearheads global strategic planning, value creation initiatives, and business protection services, while also leading branding, communications and reputation for company interests, partners and investments.
As the woman known to ‘influence the influencers’ for over 25 years, Johnston’s career has been characterized by high-speed entrepreneurism and innovation. Her ability to draw pioneers into high impact teams and think tanks speaks to her dynamism – what’s been described by partners as a gravitational pull that aligns the realms of invention and progress. Through consumer engagement, business innovation, and savvy issues and crisis management, her unconventional approaches and astute methodologies have impacted a wide range of industries.
“Someone who cuts through complexities, who sees things that others don’t,” “one of those rare people you meet that just ‘gets it,’ who routinely takes on and triumphs over ‘herculean challenges’” — partners and collaborators have always valued her super-human perception. Johnston has been honored as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds In Sales & Marketing, and featured in a multitude of notable media including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show and every major network on Television. Having been lauded by Investor’s Business Daily as a “Secret to Success,” she is consistently sought after by governments, industries, individuals as well as private and public companies to navigate change and manage the seemingly “impossible.”
She holds a B.A from Tufts University and speaks Spanish, French, English and conversational Italian.
Adam CohenSenior Vice President, Business DevelopmentAdam Cohen is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Electrum Partners. Mr. Cohen is responsible for new opportunity analysis, client onboarding, account management and business process relating to sales and deal flow in the business advisory services practice. Additionally, Mr. Cohen helps lead Investor relations for the Electrum Fund and its New Member Onboarding. Since the inception of Electrum Partners in 2012, Mr. Cohen has served as advisor and consultant, helping to evaluate and run due diligence on hundreds of potential cannabis investments and the teams behind them.Prior to joining Electrum Partners, Mr. Cohen was instrumental in growing sales, marketing and and business development at globally recognized firms including Microsoft, Adobe, Webtrends, GoodData and Merant (now Serana). With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Cohen has overseen relationship development and business growth with brands such as Hewlett Packard, Disney, Intuit, Caesars Entertainment, Nike, National Football League, CBS/cNet, Alaska Airlines, P&G, FedEx and The New York Times, among many others.Mr. Cohen brings deep expertise in web analytics and optimization, digital customer management, engagement and conversion, social and mobile customer programs, conversion, monetization, and big data driven marketing and interaction across the full gamut of Omni-channel customer touch. He joins Electrum Partners to reunite with Leslie Bocskor, with whom he started his career at Lehman Brothers over 30 years ago in the Retail Brokerage business unit, where they together received early exposure to the equities markets and capital formation.Mr. Cohen graduated with a BS from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and three children and is avid volunteer for Boy Scouts of America with his sons.
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