As CFO of Shift, Mr. Taffet works with Shift's internal leadership team and partners across the US to help set business and financial strategy and form executable operations plans for cultivation, extraction, and retail ventures. He is also responsible for due diligence and investment analysis of licensed and ancillary cannabis businesses, having overseen capital deployment to Front Range Biosciences, Wurk, Flowhub and more. Mr. Taffet has worked with over ten operating cannabis companies as a financial client advisor, including market analysis and modeling in multiple states. He has been asked to participate as an industry expert at the State of Marijuana 2017 conference in Los Angeles, California where he will be speaking on Top Tips to Attract Investment to Your Cannabis Business: Risks and Rewards.
Mr. Taffet has over 8 years experience in finance, strategy, and investing. He has extensive experience in private equity performing investment analysis, due diligence, and deal execution as well as serving as a board member to portfolio companies. In addition, Mr. Taffet’s background includes wide-ranging experience in M&A and capital markets advisory across several continents, with previous positions at Deutsche Bank in both the US and Latin America. Additionally, from 2008 to 2012 he worked on and investigated deals in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Russia. Mr. Taffet’s experiences have made him an expert at connecting financial and business strategy in the cannabis sector.
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Shift Cannabis Co. is a boutique consulting firm focusing on boutique cannabis cultivation and retailing.