Compliance and oversight, business development, SOP creation, project management
Cutting costs and improving efficiency, Strategizing and leading a cultivation system, Decreasing COGS
Waylon is an award-winning cannabis leader and innovator with 10 years of experience in cultivation, extraction, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and retail.
As a seasoned operations professional, Waylon led cross-functional teams and is highly skilled in compliance and oversight, business development, SOP creation, project management, team development and leadership, budgeting and KPI development, inventory management, and brand management.
Waylon was recruited for the C-suite of a cannabis company to lead them into a large growth phase.
He was responsible for running the day-to-day operations and reporting to the board.
As the sole company C-suite leader, Waylon grew the company from a small mom-and-pop shop to a mid-size category leader in the recreational cannabis market.
At a cannabis company, Waylon strategized and led the revamped cultivation system, switching out nutrient lines, developing a robust IPM program, and expanding the breeding program.
He expanded from a single license medical cultivation site (5,000 sq ft) to a double licensed recreational facility (80,000 sq ft) and led the development of cost-cutting measures and efficiency improvements during the 2018 flower price crash–they emerged unscathed and more efficient than ever.
Waylon led the transition from a costly in-house manufacturing facility at a small and poorly built laboratory to an outsourced 3rd party supply chain.
COGS decreased by 15%, liability and complexity lessened, and they concurrently maintained product quality and consistency.
Waylon was previously recruited by a former tech entrepreneur to oversee the development of a cannabis conglomerate.
It consisted of a 3 phase plan: a retail medical dispensary, a production company, and a wholesale company.
He was responsible for building the combined entities from the ground up.