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SVP of Operations
Operations/Supply Chain Management

GavinSeasoned Operations Executive with 26 years of experience.

Relevant Skills

Operations, Supply Chain Management, Quality Control

Expertise Summary
  • Gavon, MBA, is a seasoned executive with a strong background in operations, supply chain management, and quality.
    • As the SVP of Operations for a cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), he spearheads the company’s sales and operations planning (S&OP) strategies, overseeing the end-to-end management of the supply chain and leading manufacturing sites across the US.
    • He has been instrumental in driving innovation within the organization, playing a pivotal role in developing solvent-less technology and introducing branded products to meet the evolving demands of the marketplace.
  • Before this role, Gavon served as the SVP of US Operations for one of the largest companies in the cannabis industry.
    • He led sales support, start-up operations, and procurement activities across 20+ states, ensuring efficient management of product inventory.
  • As SVP of Operations, Gavon successfully oversaw the transition from medical to adult use, managing 8 states with GMs as direct reports.
    • Under his leadership, a network of 30+ dispensaries generated an impressive revenue of $150MM.
    • In the thriving NJ medical cannabis market, the team achieved exceptional results, generating a staggering $60MM
    • This impressive revenue stream consisted of 80% from a single retail dispensary, showcasing its remarkable success–the remaining 20% was generated by being the first to initiate wholesale operations and sales in the state.
  • By implementing various creative strategies as SVP of Operations, Gavon successfully fostered customer loyalty and generated additional revenue of $5MM in one state within a single quarter.
    • Their initiatives included engaging in activities such as raffles, scratch-off cards, and budtender spot bonuses.
    • These innovative approaches not only incentivized repeat business, but also added an element of excitement and anticipation.
  • Manufacturing/Operations Accomplishments:
    • As SVP of Operations, Gavon led the transformation of the Sales & Operating Planning (S&OP) process by expanding the planning team, resulting in an impressive 30.2% revenue growth within 12 months, achieving a +50% margin target per market, and successfully increasing adjusted EBITDA by 20% in Q4, 2022.
    • As General Manager for multiple states he successfully oversaw the P&L focusing on expanding retail presence, increasing manufacturing capacity, and introducing wholesale to the market with over 70% brand penetration–the revenue exceeded $100MM within just 18 months.
    • Gavon developed a global quality risk management program to prevent failure within the manufacturing sites and supply chain process. He did so by implementing Lean concepts (FMEA, 5S, VSM, Poka-Yoke) and an enhanced HACCP control plan strategy–which created $1.5 million of savings in raw material loss per year across US, UK, China, Japan, and India manufacturing sites.

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