Director of Operations
Day-to-day operations, compliance, forecasting, and cultivation schedules


Relevant Skills

Creating a cultivation schedule to increase production, Increasing yield through implementation of new processes, Coordinating inspections and determining compliance

Expertise Summary
  • Deon is a natural leader and has obtained invaluable knowledge in the commercial cannabis industry over the last 8 years working for leading cannabis organizations.
  • As the Director of Operations at a cannabis company, Deon created and implemented a cultivation schedule to increase production and create transparent forecasting for the sales team.
    • He also implemented new processes to increase yields from 25g/sq. ft. to 95g/sq. ft.
    • Room turnaround times were also reduced from 4 days to 24 hours.
  • As the GM for another cannabis business, Deon oversaw the expansion of a new 150,000 sq. ft. cultivation facility, scaling from 15 to 47 flower rooms.
    • He was the point of contact for all contractors and executed change orders.
    • He was also responsible for coordinating inspections and determining compliance and security needs for the new facility.
  • As GM, Deon was in charge of day-to-day operations, which included identifying areas of improvement.
    • He identified and implemented automated solutions and production lines to support increased biomass from cultivation expansion.
    • Additionally, he identified and implemented a transportation fleet to satisfy wholesale needs.
  • Deon was responsible for developing and implementing an organizational structure for a 200K+ sq. ft. facility and 500 employees.
    • He was also responsible for developing and implementing cultivation and production schedules and providing yearly forecasting to the CEO and CFO.

2022 Cannabis Industry Salary Guide

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