What advice would you give to a successful business development/sales/partnerships executive seeking to get into the Cannabis businesses with a similar role?

Kara Bradford
12/13/2018 11:39:50 PM,
Kara Bradford replied:

Great question, Randi!  The industry is always in need of experienced Sales Executives with proven track records.  I would recommend networking.  There is no shortage of conferences, events, organizational meet-ups, etc. in this industry that you can attend.  You may have found that many companies are looking for individuals with an existing 'cannabis book of business,' so attending these events, networking, and getting to know these individuals in person gives you the opportunity to show them what a strong candidate you are for their position and that your skills are transferable to cannabis, even if you don't have that large cannabis book of business. 

What advice would you give to a successful business development/sales/partnerships executive seeking to get into the Cannabis businesses with a similar role?

What advice would you give to a successful business development/sales/partnerships executive seeking to get into the Cannabis businesses with a similar role? I have many long-standing & value-based relationships with many Fortune 500 brands and can add value from day one. 

Kara Bradford
12/13/2018 11:39:50 PM,
Kara Bradford replied:

Great question, Randi!  The industry is always in need of experienced Sales Executives with proven track records.  I would recommend networking.  There is no shortage of conferences, events, organizational meet-ups, etc. in this industry that you can attend.  You may have found that many companies are looking for individuals with an existing 'cannabis book of business,' so attending these events, networking, and getting to know these individuals in person gives you the opportunity to show them what a strong candidate you are for their position and that your skills are transferable to cannabis, even if you don't have that large cannabis book of business. 

Randi Walz
12/14/2018 2:26:22 PM,
Randi Walz replied:

Hi Kara,

Thank you very much for the super speedy reply.  Networking is on my short list of things to do. I hoped to attend the big conference in Vegas and was unable due to a prior work commitment.  Is there a specific event, panel or conference that you would recommend?  Will you be anywhere in the NY tri-state area with a few minutes that we can meet in person?  I'm happy  to reciprocate with anything in my arsenal, and my specialty is in "the impossible."

Cheers,

Randi