INNOVATORS AT HEART.

CB Advisors don’t just lead by confidence, we lead from award-winning experience.

30+ Years

Of combined industry experience.

 

Over $160M

In closed cannabis transactions.

 

16 States

Secured over 3 dozen cannabis licenses in 16 Competitive State Processes.

PARTNERSHIP OVER PRETENSE.

We’ve been around the industry since the beginning, helping passionate entrepreneurs evolve and further their own businesses through strategy, law, finance, acquisitions, and more to minimize risk and maximize growth. No matter what stage of business you’re in, our skilled and nimble team is primed to help you launch into your next best phase.

SARA GULLICKSON

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sara is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker with more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses personally and professionally. A high-level strategist, Sara advises stakeholders on corporate structure, financing, and operations to better position their companies for growth and potential exit.

SARA GULLICKSON

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sara is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker with more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses personally and professionally. A high-level strategist, Sara advises stakeholders on corporate structure, financing, and operations to better position their companies for growth and potential exit. Recognized as a Women to Watch and one of the Top 20 Women to Dominate the International Cannabis Space, Sara has received numerous accolades for her business contributions. She has been invited to present at the Real Estate Wealth Expos in Los Angeles and Toronto, MJBizCon, Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo, and other speaking circuits focused on high-growth industries. Throughout her career, Gullickson has thrived in an unconventional business landscape, merging her expertise in brokering relationships to cultivate success.

MAXIME KOT

President

Maxime Kot is president and part owner of national consulting firm The Cannabis Business Advisors. A cannabis licensing and compliance expert with six years of direct industry experience, Kot has built a proven track record securing multiple cannabis licenses across 17 state markets.

MAXIME KOT

President

Maxime Kot is president and part owner of national consulting firm The Cannabis Business Advisors. A cannabis licensing and compliance expert with six years of direct industry experience, Kot has built a proven track record securing multiple cannabis licenses across 17 state markets. Kot’s strategic approach and in-depth knowledge on government policy and rulemaking has led her to excel in the highly regulated market. As president, Kot oversees client relations at The Cannabis Business Advisors and serves as company lead on projects involving application and licensing preparation, operational analysis, policy and procedures, and business development planning. With a keen understanding of cannabis market trends, Kot evaluates new opportunities and builds complex business cases encompassing opportunity sizing, competitive strategy, functional requirements, and execution timelines for license applications. In addition to her professional expertise, Kot is a valued industry spokesperson who has presented at high-profile business and investor focused conferences, including MJBizConINT’L, MJBizCon Las Vegas, Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, and the Marijuana Industry Trade Association’s 16-week Social Equity Mentorship Program. Kot holds a Bachelor of Science focused in Marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

DONALD BURTON

Advisor

Donald Burton has worked in executive level positions, operations, sales and marketing for several businesses including pharmaceuticals.

DONALD BURTON

Advisor

Donald Burton has worked in executive level positions, operations, sales and marketing for several businesses including pharmaceuticals. Notable is his 4 years as District Sales Manager for Sanofi Aventis U.S., a leader in the field of product development and Patient assistance within the United States pharmaceutical industry, where he directed the Cleveland Clinic Specialty and Metabolism Business Units. He currently holds marijuana business licenses in several states including Nevada, Ohio, and Michigan.

LARRY LEMONS

Advisor

Larry Lemons started Snowell Enterprises Inc., a consultancy specializing in Business Management and Consulting.

LARRY LEMONS

Advisor

Larry Lemons started Snowell Enterprises Inc., a consultancy specializing in Business Management and Consulting. Since Snowell, Lemons has successfully built and operated Nifty genius LLC, an apparel manufacturing and consulting company as well as The Harvest Foundation of Nevada, a State regulated medical marijuana facility in Las Vegas Nevada. He also holds and operates medical marijuana business licenses in Ohio and Michigan.

ANN TORREZ

Advisor

Ann Torrez has experience in research and development of cannabis products and accessories, analysis of cannabis market research, and coordinates with cultivation and manufacturing for new and emerging cannabis strains/products within the United States.

ANN TORREZ

Advisor

Ann Torrez has experience in research and development of cannabis products and accessories, analysis of cannabis market research, and coordinates with cultivation and manufacturing for new and emerging cannabis strains/products within the United States. She also has experience in preparing and submitting 30+ applications for cannabis business licensing in over 11 markets. Currently, Ann is a Receivership Specialist, acting on behalf of court-appointed receiver, managing cannabis businesses. Responsible for the protection and growth of assets in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Providing operational and regulatory expertise along with business acumen tailored to each project.

"Cannabis Business Advisors is a world-class company. Their tactical and strategic knowledge will guide any business to success. CB Advisors' advice and counsel played a key role in making Strive Life the only locally awarded dispensary in North Dakota."

- Jonathan O'KeefeDispensary Owner, Strive Life Grand Forks

"SARA’S SUCCESS SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. OUR COMPANY CONTINUES TO ENGAGE SARA FOR ONGOING CONSULTING AND HER ADVICE REMAINS SOLID AND RELEVANT TO OUR GROWTH."

- JonathanOwner, Firefly Dispensaries in Pennsylvania.

"WORKING WITH SARA WAS A PLEASURE. WE DON’T KNOW HOW WE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS WITHOUT HER."

- Kristina BeglarianArizona Vertically Integrated Facility Owner

"Sara reduced much of the management team’s stress by her knowledge, execution, resolving conflicts, and firm but confident approach."

- Dr. Robert CaprettoChairman, Solevo Wellness

"Sara’s success speaks for itself. Our company continues to engage Sara for ongoing consulting and her advice remains solid and relevant to our growth."

- JonathanOwner, Firefly Dispensaries in Pennsylvania.

"Working with Sara was a pleasure. We don’t know how we would have gotten through the application process without her."

-Kristina BeglarianArizona Vertically Integrated Facility Owner

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