Quinnipiac University

The Cannabis Industry: Overview and Opportunities Discussion

Starts December 9, 2021 on 6:30 PM (ET)

Ends December 9, 2021 on 7:30 PM (ET)

Location Online Virtual Event

Please join us for a discussion on the cannabis industry opportunities for employment and startups. The discussion will feature Leah Bailey, chief business development officer for AUSA, a publicly traded multi-state cannabis company, and John Volkmann, vice president of marketplace at Eaze Technologies, California’s largest cannabis delivery business.

Leah Bailey
Leah Bailey

Leah Bailey is a highly respected industry leader, mentor, and advisor with deep experience in marketing, strategy, and management. For more than 30 years, she has held executive roles in private and public companies in the CPG, beauty, and cannabis industries.

Currently, Leah is the Chief Business Development Officer for AUSA, a publicly traded multi-state cannabis company that relaunched in early 2021. In this role, she oversees M&A, marketing and government and regulatory affairs. Prior to AUDACIOUS, Leah ran Bailey Management Consulting, where she advised organizations in diverse industries including CPG and cannabis. From 2018 to 2020, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Fluresh, a Michigan-based vertically integrated cannabis grower, processor, and dispensary company. During her time there, she built the company’s facilities including cultivation, manufacturing, and retail, hired the management team, received 16 state licenses, achieved significant revenue, and become EBITDA and cash flow positive.

Until 2017, Leah was the President of Global Beauty for Helen of Troy where she led the company’s strategic integration of global businesses and oversaw a transformation of both product strategies and operations, as well as a significant improvement in financial performance. Helen of Troy brands included Hot Tools, Revlon, Bed Head, Infusium, Pert Plus, Brut and Sure.

Jon Volkmann
Jon Volkmann

Jon Volkmann is the Vice President of Marketplace at Eaze Technologies, California’s largest cannabis delivery business. At Eaze, Jon manages a number of functions including Strategy and Operations, Driver Operations, Payments, and Customer Experience. Prior to joining Eaze, Jon worked at Uber Technologies where he was an early member of the Uber Eats business. Jon holds a master’s degree in business administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Richmond.

The event will be moderated by Patrice Luoma, Director of the People’s United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Event Details
  • This event is open to the public
  • Registration is required in advance of the event
  • If you have any questions, contact PUC Innovation & Entrepreneurship: hanna.hejmowski@quinnipiac.edu
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