Lab buildout consulting to optimize compliance and process efficiency
Creating a new franchising model for a company, Setting up multiple satellite labs across various states, Improving equipment and processes through lab experiments
With 10+ years of experience in cannabis, Marco gained invaluable knowledge and insight into high-quality product development, production, distribution, marketing, expansion, and many other aspects specific to operating both the plant-touching and ancillary product sectors of the cannabis industry on a multi-state and international scale.
Beginning as an intern for a cannabis testing technology company, Marco quickly convinced the owner to let him create a new franchising model for the company.
He set up 12 satellite labs across multiple states and three other countries within 2 years.
The success of Marco’s network and lab operations led him to a partnership with a vape company.
He successfully built the first CO2 extraction company and major vaporizer distributor in the state, setting up the lab equipment, SOPs, and customer relations.
Within 1 year, he expanded the company overseas.
Operating cannabis processing facilities allowed Marco to see shortcomings in many equipment suppliers.
He created a research, design, and equipment distribution company that works directly with suppliers to tailor their equipment to better serve the industry.
Marco manages communication between multiple departments including, R&D, installation team, engineering, legal, marketing, and compliance.
His responsibilities include the following:
Facilitating lab experiments to improve equipment and processes
Regulatory research to ensure equipment compliance across multiple markets
Outreach to expand the company’s network of equipment manufacturers and research partners