Chief Executive Officer & President, MariMed, Inc.
Mr. Jon Levine has been Chief Executive Officer and President of MariMed, Inc. since 2023, and a director of the company since 2016. He co-founded the company with his dear friend and “brother” Bob Fireman, who passed away in 2022 as Chairman of the Board and CEO. Prior to his current role, Mr. Levine served as MariMed’s President since 2022, and before that as Chief Financial Officer since it's inception in 2012. A seasoned executive with over 10 years of experience in the legal cannabis industry, he brings a broad range of operations, financial services, real estate transaction, and healthcare management experience to his role navigating the company through its growth and expansion. Through his leadership, MariMed has become one of the strongest and financially sound companies in cannabis. Prior to entering the industry, Mr. Levine worked for 13 years in credit management and as a controller in the banking and manufacturing industries. Additionally, he has over 19 years of experience in commercial real estate development, management, and financial services.
Chief Financial Officer, MariMed, Inc.
MariMed’s CFO since April 2022, 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 2013. 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, MariMed, Inc.
Mr. Ryan Crandall has served as Chief Revenue Officer of MariMed, Inc. since 2022, overseeing all revenue generation for the company, including wholesale, retail, and licensing. Prior, Mr. Crandall was Chief Product Officer and SVP, Sales for the company, leading sales as well as marketing, product development, and distribution for the company. Under his leadership, MariMed 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. Mr. Crandall co-created Betty’s Eddies, a brand of all-natural, cannabis-infused fruit chews that MariMed acquired prior to Mr. Crandall joining the company.
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.