CT Board Placement –Director Recruitment for the Cannabis Industry

Appointing the right non-executive directors is a critically important decision for all cannabis companies operating in North America. CT Board Placement works with leading cannabis industry clients to ensure that each of the Directors on their Boards has a diverse blend of skills and experience that match the strategic direction of their organizations and will give investors confidence in their Board’s management oversight and future planning skills.

Organizations Trust CT Board Placement to Find the Right Directors for Today’s Cannabis Marketplace

There are currently over 500 publicly traded cannabis businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Finding a new outside Director with strong character and reputation, proven judgment, and relevant experience is especially challenging in this competitive marketplace. Recruiting Directors for the cannabis industry can be a more complex process than recruiting Directors in other industries due to the relative youth of the industry and lingering stigma associated with Schedule 1 and other legacy legal issues. Board diversity is especially relevant in the cannabis industry, which has continued to lead corporate America on social equity and corporate social responsibility programs.

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Recruiting a Board of Directors for Cannabis

As the proven industry leader in cannabis executive placement, CannabizTeam Worldwide has a unique perspective on the issues facing growing cannabis businesses. Our proprietary database of more than 100,000 successful executives with experience both within and beyond the cannabis industry provides an excellent resource for candidates for cannabis industry Directors.

CT Board Placement has specially designed our Cannabis Director Development Program (CDDP) to help first-time Directors learn the culture and nuances of the new company they will serve and the broader cannabis industry. The CDDP includes a detailed curriculum summarizing the most relevant governance issues in North America in 2021 with a special focus on issues facing Boards in the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican cannabis marketplaces.

CT Board Placement – A Division of CannabizTeam Worldwide

CT Board Placement is a division of CannabizTeam Worldwide, the world’s largest and best performing Executive Search and Staffing firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry. CannabizTeam Worldwide operates globally through four divisions: CT Executive SearchCannabizTeam Direct HireCannabizTempand CT Board Placement. Our staffing divisions fill more than 1,000 positions each year in all cannabis verticals for industry leaders, including Acreage Holdings, ArcView, Ascend Wellness, Benzinga, Harborside, Jushi, Justice Grown, Leef Holdings, NorCal Cannabis, and TerrAscend.

Top 10 Traits of Successful Cannabis Executives

Effective leadership in the young cannabis industry is the difference between sustained success and struggling to keep up. Being a cannabis executive is an arduous job reserved for those who are willing to work for their team and the company’s well-being.
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Cannabis Executive Search vs. Contingent Recruiters

No matter what the challenge may be, the cannabis industry seems to find a way to prevail. The future is looking bright, as the essential industry is predicted to grow at a rate of 250% from 2018-2028. However, a talented and creative workforce is still necessary to find success in the industry.
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The Importance of Having a Diverse Board of Directors in the Cannabis Industry

Deemed essential in 2020, the cannabis industry continues to grow steadily despite the pandemic, chipping away at the marijuana stigma with each product sold. However, people of color (POC) and women rarely occupy cannabis leadership roles, including board of director positions. 

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