OREGON: Cura Partners, one of the largest cannabis companies in the world and maker of the Select brand, today announces further development of its international expansion team. As a part of the company’s growth plan, Amy McClintick moves from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Expansion Officer and Jenny Diggles joins the team as Vice President of International Expansion.
In partnership, the team is working to identify new markets across the globe for expansion, build international and domestic operations and develop relationships with key manufacturing and distribution partners. Cura Partners, Inc. and its affiliate companies are currently active in Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona, and are growing into new states including Oklahoma, Michigan and Massachusetts. Additionally, Cura’s Canadian affiliate Cura Select Canada, Ltd. is actively preparing to make waves in the Canadian market, positioning the company for international exports. Now with a team of more than 505 employees, Cura has been recognized as the fastest-growing company in Portland’s history by Portland Business Journal, and it placed no. 45 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
“I’ve been consistently blown away by Amy’s ability to manage obstacles and build the most incredible team possible,” said Cura Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “With Amy’s new role and the hiring of Jenny Diggles as Vice President of International Expansion, I’m confident our international expansion team is the strongest in the industry.”
McClintick has been a key player on the Cura team since its inception. After starting in Sales Operations, McClintick is a shining example of what it looks like to grow with the company and industry. Moving from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer, McClintick is a critical member of the Cura team and comes with in-depth knowledge of the cannabis industry, operations, compliance and regulations. In addition, McClintick has proven the ability to fast track the company into new markets. “The role of Chief Expansion Officer allows me to apply my experience and expertise to take Cura to the next level. Our team is focused on providing the highest quality oil domestically and globally,” said McClintick. Under McClintick’s direction, the now internationally-based team has become a focused and powerful team of superstars achieving history-breaking sales numbers.
Diggles comes to Cura with vast experience in business development, fundraising, investments and marketing in the cannabis and technology industries. Coming from her most recent role as President of Global Expansion at MacArthur Capital LLC, Diggles has been at the forefront of Oregon’s legal cannabis movement from the beginning. Her entrepreneurial drive inspired multiple successful startups over the last decade, including a digital agency subsequently acquired by Deloitte. As an active believer in the power of cannabis, her advocacy efforts have made her a top influencer in the industry.
“Strong leadership, incredible products, clear values and a solid team of people is what brought me to Cura,” said Diggles. “I’ve always been a person who jumps at the opportunity to build something great, and this role will allow me to do just that, in an industry I care deeply about. I have so much respect for the way that this team has been built from the ground up under Amy and Cameron’s leadership, and I look forward to bringing the Cura’s ‘Everything is Possible’ values with us around the world.”