OUR TEAMEntrepreneur-ing Together

To be inspired is to become creative, innovative and energized. We want this philosophy to trickle down to all our stakeholders.

EVERY MEMBERCarefully Selected

A company is only as good as it’s people. So, to have the best products, we must find and retain the best people. We’re proud of our team’s dedicated contribution to MariMed and our partners.


Portrait of Robert Fireman Founder & CEO of MariMed Advisors on Tuesday February 13, 2018 in Newton, MA.  (Photo By: Greg M. Cooper)

Successful entrepreneur, attorney and investor with a diversified portfolio.

Robert was an early pioneer and visionary in evolving legal medical cannabis industry over the last 20 years.

Robert Fireman

Founder & CEO

Operational experience in real estate and healthcare industries.

Jon is in charge of financial operations, cannabis tax reporting and code requirements that exceed regulator expectations.

Jon Levine

Founder & CFO

Specialist in state-of-the-art cannabis facility design and cultivation system management.

With Tim having specific expertise in agriculture and hydroponics, he helps drive the next generation cultivation processes to maintain industry edge.

Tim Shaw

Chief Operating Officer

Leads corporate strategy, M&A and investments. Charles was previously Wall Street’s only full-time cannabis analyst.

He founded EFW Partners, an industry venture fund and was Partner at Crosslink Capital.

Charles Finnie

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr Jokubas Žiburkus is an accomplished scientist, educator, entrepreneur, and one of the thought leaders in the cannabis industry. An award-winning professor of neuroscience for the last decade at the University of Houston. Founder of CBD companies Meditaurus and Florance.

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus

Chief Innovation Officer

Cannabis product development expert with a proven track record of global sales and business development.

Ryan co-founded Betty’s Eddies which MariMed acquired in 2017.

Ryan Crandall

SVP Sales & Chief Product Officer

Serial Entrepreneur with consumer and commercial brand building and product development experience. Operational and marketing expertise including international manufacturing and distribution.

James co-founded CannaKorp, makers of Wisp vaporizer; acquired in 2019.

James Winokur

SVP & General Manager

Serial entrepreneur with consumer, retail and corporate brand building experience.

Penelope was Chief Creative Officer of Ask Jeeves and CEO of Bittersweet, the chocolate cafe, a chain of cafes in the Bay Area.

Penelope Finnie

SVP Marketing & Branding
A master of business operations and mindful efficiency. Brian engineers standardized systems and lean process solutions that empower commercial cannabis operations for sustainable growth. Co-founder of BSC Group, acquired by MariMed in 2018.

Brian Staffa

Vice President of Operations

Skilled in a hybrid of education and marketing experience with a robust focus on curriculum development.

Spearheads brand development, strategic planning, event planning and marketing campaigns for branded/ licensed products.

Amber Staffa

VP of Marketing & Branding

Our deep expertise & diverse experience.

Our deep expertise & diverse experience.

A Dedicated Workforce

Susan Hawkins

I have never seen such a great team working so hard to succeed.

Robert Rawland

The staff is knowledgeable and very caring of their clients.

Kelly Shaw

Their working knowledge is evident in all that the team does for us.

Standford Law

They made me feel so welcome when I was out of my comfort zone.

Hemp CBD


In late 2018, MariMed announced a $30MM investment in Kentucky-based GenCanna, a recognized genetic innovator in the industrial hemp industry. GenCanna will provide MariMed Hemp with a dedicated supply of the finest GMP-quality CBD for new brands of CBD products to be introduced by MariMed Hemp.


In 2019, MariMed Hemp acquired 70% of MediTaurus, LLC which owns the high-end Florance brand of CBD products and their related intellectual property. It also brings Dr. Jokub as Ziburkus as MariMed’s Chief Innvovation Officer. MediTaurus reinforces MariMed’s efforts to advance the field of scientific research into applications and efficacy of CBD and other cannabinoids.

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