Cannapreneur Partners Appoints Former American Express Senior Manager Doug Lennick To Executive Board

MASSACHUSETTS: Cannapreneur Partners, the Westborough, Mass-based holding company finding the cannabis world’s 1% outlier entrepreneurs and industry investment opportunities currently in the middle of a $150 million fundraise round open to investors, has announced the appointment of Doug Lennick to their Executive Board of Directors. 

Lennick is world-renowned for innovative approaches to developing high performance in individuals and organizations, and is an expert in creating practical applications of human behavior that have yielded great success factors for his clients and partners alike in financial services and other industries.

Lennick is a certified financial planner (CFP) and a behavioral financial advisor (BFA) and served as Executive Vice President for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial), where he led an organization of 17,000 to tremendous success.  Lennick has been the author or co-author of six books translated across 13 languages and has been referenced in the best sellers Working with Emotional Intelligence and Power of Purpose.

“Michael Scott is one of the world’s best at combining entrepreneurial expertise with the passion to make a difference. I am confident Cannapreneur Partners will make a difference, and that’s why I accepted this Board position,” said Lennick.

Lennick currently serves as CEO and co-founder of think2perform, a 15+ year-old professional coaching, leadership consulting, and business development services firm that improves the decision-making skills and performance of individuals and organizations. In November 2000, Lennick was honored by Columbia University’s Center for Social and Emotional Education, and is a Fellow at the Carlson Executive Development Center, Carlson School of Management, and University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the prestigious Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.

Michael Scott, Chairman and co-founder of Cannapreneur Partners, says: “I am truly humbled and excited to have Doug, a long time mentor, not only join as a Board Director but also as a strategic, values and purpose driven advisor to our company. Doug and I both see the tremendous value the medicinal side of cannabis can bring to the world.”

Scott notes the chasm between the potential applications and deeper understanding of cannabis as a medicine and where the legal industry currently is, means the opportunity to infuse smart capital and strategic operational excellence is now.

Says Scott: “I am very confident with Doug joining the team as a thought leader we will make a significant, meaningful impact in the cannabis industry.”

Arcview Co-Hosts Hong Kong’s First Ever Cannabis Investor Symposium

CHINA: Hong Kong’s first-ever Cannabis Investor Symposium will take place on November 1, 2018 at the W Hotel. The one-day gathering is hosted by The Arcview Group, CannaTech and URI Capital Management.

The Cannabis industry is the fastest growing market in the world and the legal cannabis business is expected to generate $57 billion globally by 2027 as countries throughout the world continue to legalize its use and demand continues to grow exponentially.

The Hong Kong Symposium will focus on the global investment opportunity but is specially curated toward the Asian market.

The most powerful cannabis business leaders and investment experts from around the world will gather to discuss the burgeoning industry.

Keynote and panel discussions will cover Cannabis and China, The Cannabis Value Chain, Market Insights: Australasia, Public and Private Investment Opportunities, Risks and Regulations, World Cannabis Policy and more.

The event is designed for those looking to gain insight into investment opportunities in the global cannabis market, family offices, money managers, venture capital firms, private equity funds, and institutional investors.

Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group adds: “The worldwide cannabis market is exploding, and Asian investors are increasingly paying attention. Up until now, pioneering Asian investors have only been able to simply read about this fascinating industry. Not anymore. We are bringing the cannabis industry to them.”

Saul Kaye, CEO of CannaTech and iCAN said of the symposium, “The time has come for serious Asian investors to enter the market. The Hong Kong event will take place days after CannaTech Sydney, Australia’s first Medical Cannabis Summit. The region’s attitude is evolving quickly, particularly with respect to Medical Cannabis and the industry needs to learn more. Currently dominated by American and Canadian investors, the time is right for the Asian investment community to join this industry. We are thrilled to partner with Arcview and URI Fund on this important event.”

Uri Capital Management added: “Cannabis usage as a medicinal plant dates back in Chinese history for thousands of years. Medicinal cannabis research is rapidly progressing, and we need to redefine our attitude towards cannabis and hemp. Asia, more specifically China, is poised to leverage its unique advantages in Hemp and agriculture to become a dominant global leader. URI is proud to become the first Chinese financial conglomerate to focus on the Asian cannabis industry and will leverage the firm’s world class research and investment resources to lead the way.”

For more information about the Hong Kong Cannabis Symposium, click here.