CEO & President, MariMed, Inc.
Mr. Robert Fireman has been CEO and President of MariMed Inc. since 2017 and a member of its Board of Directors since its formation. An early pioneer and visionary in the industry, Mr. Fireman brings over 10 years of experience in the legal cannabis business to the company. Under his leadership, the MariMed team has applied for and been awarded legal cannabis licenses in multiple states and developed over 300,000 square feet of state of the art, regulatory compliant cannabis cultivation, production, and retail facilities.
A practicing attorney for over 30 years, Mr. Fireman’s legal acumen and entrepreneurial experience in diverse industries serve as tremendous assets in navigating MariMed through the complex, regulated emerging cannabis industry. In addition, he draws on his experience in direct marketing and loyalty programs, identity security, hydroponic farming, medical billing, and many other consumer facing applications to benefit the challenges and issues facing the growth and success of MariMed.
Chief Administration Officer, MariMed, Inc.
Mr. Jon Levine has been CFO, Secretary, Treasurer of MariMed, Inc. since 2017, and a Director of the company since 2016. A seasoned executive with over 10 years of experience in the legal cannabis industry, he brings a broad range of financial services, real estate transaction, and healthcare management experience to his role overseeing all financial operations for the company. His extensive experience in real estate acquisition, development, construction management, architecture, and systems design has been of particular benefit to MariMed. Prior to entering cannabis, Mr. Levine worked for 13 years in credit management and as a controller in the banking and manufacturing industries. Additionally, he has over 18 years of experience in commercial real estate development, management, and financial services. His financial stewardship of the company has helped MariMed double its revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth in 2019 and 2020.
Chief Financial Officer, MariMed, Inc.
Susan Villare is a CPA and finance executive with nearly 30 years of experience leading global and national organizations through transformations and dynamic growth. Most recently, Ms. Villare was the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Treasurer for Ribbon Communications (NASDAQ: RBBN) and held Chief Financial Officer and other senior finance leadership positions for public and private companies including BigBand Networks, Burst Media, MatrixOne, and Price Waterhouse. She has an accounting degree from Boston College and is skilled in the areas of financial reporting and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, ERP implementations, investor relations, and more.
Chief Operating Officer, MariMed, Inc.
Timothy Shaw has served as Chief Operating Officer of MariMed, Inc. since 2017. He leads all MariMed operations in multiple states, including its cultivation, processing, and retail facilities. A seasoned and performance-driven executive, Mr. Shaw brings over 20 years of experience in business leadership, operations, cultivation, compliance, and training experience to his position. Mr. Shaw’s technical and operations experience in horticulture and commercial agriculture have propelled the company’s craft cultivation techniques, equipment, and controls to the most advanced levels. Their application has driven the company’s cannabis strain management and yields, and resulted in industry leading environmental management, extraction techniques, and product development initiatives. His meticulous execution has led to extraordinary success in operational and human capital, always producing top results and creating maximum value for company stakeholders.
Prior to joining MariMed, Mr. Shaw was a successful entrepreneur and founder of Green Matters Hydroponic Supply, a leading organic and hydroponic supplies company. Earlier, he worked as field technician for leading telecom company Sprint. He began his career serving the country as a member of the U.S. Army, completing his service as a Communications Chief in First Cavalry Battalion.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mr. Ryan Crandall has served as Chief Product Officer and SVP of Sales at MariMed, Inc. since 2018. In his role, Mr. Crandall oversees all revenue generation, marketing, product development, and distribution for the company. Under his leadership, MariMed has developed a portfolio of award-winning and top-selling brands that meet the needs of cannabis consumers and patients across a wide range of needs and occasions. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Mr. Crandall held a series of executive positions with increasing sales responsibilities in major cybersecurity and software corporations, including RSA Security and EMC2. His stellar leadership and sales achievements earned him multiple ‘salesperson of the year’ and ‘national sales leader’ awards.
Chief Communications Officer
Howard Schacter has served as Chief Communications Officer of MariMed, Inc. since 2021. He brings a wealth of communications experience to his role in leading all external and internal communications to key company stakeholders, working to continually strengthen MariMed’s brand reputation, visibility, product sales, and retail store consumer traffic. Prior to joining MariMed, Mr. Schacter served for three years as head of communications for another leading multi-state cannabis operator, Acreage Holdings. Prior to entering the cannabis industry, Mr. Schacter counseled companies including Facebook, McDonald's, Microsoft, Spotify, and many others as a senior executive at leading agencies, and earned a Brandweek Marketer of the Year award for creating and promoting a portfolio of licensed celebrity and athlete brands for apparel retailer Steve & Barry's.