US-based Medicine Man Technologies Inc. has announced Co-founder Andy Williams has been named Interim CEO.
While assuming the role, Williams has stepped down as Chairperson of the Board. Paul Dickman has been appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors as Chairperson of the Board and Secretary for Medicine Man Technologies.
Mr. Williams will serve as Interim CEO until a permanent CEO is named.
The appointment follows the sad news of the death of Medicine Man CEO Brett Roper.
Paul Dickman, Chairperson of the Board for Medicine Man Technologies commented, “As a Co-founder of Medicine Man Technologies, Andy has demonstrated a proven ability to lead this organization and drive shareholder value. His insight and knowledge of the cannabis industry has been extremely valuable to the Board and the Company and we are confident he is the right person for this important role at this time. We are grateful he has accepted this commitment and look forward to his success as Interim CEO.”
“Brett Roper was an influencer in the cannabis industry and helped grow Medicine Man Technologies into an industry leader. He helped build our Company to where it is today and we are forever grateful for his service and the leadership he provided,” commented Andy Williams.
“As Interim CEO, I look forward to continue working closely with the Board as well as our team at Medicine Man Technologies to serve our expanding client base and execute on our growth strategy as we prepare for our next phase.”
As co-founder and CEO of retail chain Medicine Man, Williams is said to have already fulfilled his vision of becoming “the Costco of marijuana.”
With years of experience in the world’s first regulated market, Williams is a leading expert on the cannabis industry featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, BBC and the MSNBC docu-series “Pot Barons”.
Paul Dickman is the Founder & Principal of Breakwater MB, a boutique merchant bank focused on providing the expertise and funding needed for cannabis-focused organizations to transition into the public market. Mr. Dickman currently serves as the CFO of a publicly-traded company with operations in Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, capital markets, and corporate governance.
Prior to founding Breakwater MB, Mr. Dickman founded Breakwater Corporate Finance, a professional services agency offering outsourced CFO and board governance services to private and micro-cap public companies. Through Breakwater Corporate Finance, Mr. Dickman has helped organizations raise multiple rounds of equity and debt capital and has facilitated several public offerings while providing profitable liquidly events for investors.
Mr. Dickman was the founding CFO of Medicine Man Technologies and assisted the Company through the process of becoming a publicly traded entity.
Once public, Mr. Dickman’s replacement was hired and he moved to serve on the board of directors.
Mr. Dickman has sat on the Board of Directors for Rockies Venture Club, Medicine Man Technologies, and Chineseinvestors.com, Inc. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting, is a licensed CPA, and is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).Cannabis Business Worldwide