Key Role: Oversee and lead development of of offering memorandums, investment agreements, lease financing, and construction management.
Bio: Sherri Franklin is the co-founder of Think and Grow Lab accelerator hub, the GoVerde Incubator and the Muthatree cannabis experiential retail brand launching in West Hollywood. She is also the Chief Visionary Officer of Ujima Tribe Enterprises, LLC founded to foster social equity retail ventures. During Sherri’s foray into the strategy to position social equity front and center as part of cannabis legalization, she has developed a formidable knowledge of cannabis regulation and public policies impacting access to ownership and employment opportunities. Sherri has leveraged her knowledge of organizational development, land-use, construction and community development to help social equity applicants create licensed entities and to structure their ventures for vertical integration within the industry.
Sherri is also the CEO of Urban Design Center, which over the past 29 years, has managed the planning and land-use entitlement, proposal development and project management for over $140 million in government subsidized affordable housing, infrastructure and economic development projects. She helped launch community development entities such as Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles and provides constituent engagement leadership and management for the formation of business improvement districts including the Central Avenue Historic District.
Sherri is a board member of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, a board member and partner of Integrated Equitable Solutions, a property management subsidiary of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles, a thought leader for the Leimert Park Village 20|20 Vision Initiative, a 15 year member of the Pacific Coast Regional - Small Business Development Corporation loan committee and the Co-Chair of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Parking Reform Working Group. In 1992, Sherri was appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley to the City Los Angeles Department of Planning Board of Zoning Appeals and served as Vice Chair. Subsequently, in 1993, she was appointed by Mayor Richard Riordan to the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation Commission where she served as President and, thereafter, to the Los Angeles Housing Department's Rent Stabilization Commission in 1995 as a board member.
Key Role: Coordinate standard operating procedures, equipment purchasing, and cannabis science training with each portfolio company within the GoVerde Incubator.
Bio: Chonsie Bullock is CEO of GoVerde Incubator and the founder of Green Haven LA, a Los Angeles Based Cannabis Microbusiness. Specializing in every aspect of the Cannabis industry from Cultivating, Extracting, Manufacturing and Retail Dispensing. Chonsie has been a driving force in the cannabis industry for the past 7 years working to help better the bad impression of the overall community in dealing with the stigma the cannabis industry has had.
Chonsie is an entrepreneur in various businesses for over 20 years based in the greater Los Angeles area. She has personally been working to keep the disenfranchised residents impacted by the war on drugs employed. Providing resources of training in the automotive industry, cosmetology, and interpersonal skills. She has teamed with doctors in working to better understand the endocannabinoid system and how the body works with treatment of CBD and THC.
She has over 30 years experience in retail management and she is thoroughly experienced as a Sales Manager, Regional Manager, and District Manager with facilitating positively multiple locations in 3 states simultaneously. She is the Founder of The Black Women Cannabis Council. Chonsie is a California native. She attended elementary, Junior High, High School and College in Southern California. Having been impacted directly by the war on drugs in Los Angeles. She is an eligible Social Equity Applicant.
Key Role: Advise on company evaluations, and offering memorandums as well as handle finacial reports and analysis.
Bio: Alfred McIntosh is a nationally acclaimed resource on financial planning and principal of Mcintosh Capital Advisors, INC. He has been interviewed and quoted in newspapers, magazines and on newswires, including the Dow Jones Newswire, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Elle Magazine, CNNMoney.com, Black Enterprise, BusinessWeek.com, and The Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of the UCLA Personal Financial Planning Program (PFP), and The Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards licenses Alfred McIntosh to use the professional designations Certified Financial Planner™ and CFP®.
Alfred McIntosh has been named twice as a Five Star Wealth Manager for Greater Los Angeles. This is a level of excellence achieved by fewer than 7 percent of the wealth managers in the LA area and is the result of a rigorous research process -- this includes a regulatory and consumer complaint review, and an evaluation of objective criteria associated with wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients.
Alfred McIntosh provides professional advice and personal care based on more than two decades of financial services experience. Working with Fortune 1000 companies convinced him that the most personally and professionally satisfying experience is helping individuals enhance their financial lives. Today, Alfred is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He also served the larger community as a mentor for A Place Called Home, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youths in south central Los Angeles. In his free time, he explores the outdoors through sports and travel, and enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures. In the end, Mr. McIntosh is being recognized by the largest and most widely published wealth manager award program in North America!
Key Role: Bookeeping, payroll, and business plan formation for each portfolio social equity company. Implement human resource vendors and employee management software.
Bio: Crystal is a business professional with a successful 25-year track record of operating a profitable business. Her background is in accounting, bookkeeping, business coaching and consulting solutions for small businesses and not for profit agencies. As the owner of Mitchell Business Consultants, she provides entrepreneurs with the access to the necessary tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business’s development to ensure growth of successful businesses. After 20 years of providing excellent services to a variety of businesses, she has come to possess a vast knowledge of accounting, bookkeeping, marketing and business solutions for start-up businesses, growth businesses, nonprofit organizations (i.e., churches, foster care agencies, insurance companies, childcare facilities and CDC's), medical offices, internet companies and several public companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Crystal began working with Recycling Black Dollars in 2008, a not for profit organization that’s mission is to aid in the economic development of the Black American community by teaming with consumers, organizations, churches and Fortune 500 corporations to foster consumer purchasing, vending and contract opportunities. RBD collaborates with local and national banks as well as other funding organizations to identify capital for the development and expansion of the Black business community. She later became the Co-Director of the organization and plays a critical role in the teaching of business tools workshops that assist business owner’s ability to take their business to the next level.
Some of the programs she is proud of include Miller Coors Urban Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition (MUES) and the Small Business Launchpadprogram which covers the basic business disciplines every business owner need to know to operate a successful business.
In 2013, Mitchell Business Solutions and Strictly Biz, Inc. partnered to expand programs to include The Jr. Tycoons, a program designed to expose the world of entrepreneurship to children ages 6-10 years old preparing the next generation of future business owners. In 2015, she took on the role of Instructor to teach a special training course in Bookkeeping/QuickBooks for Los Angeles County Office of Education at Mt. San Antonio Community College Workforce Training Center. In 2016 she co-led the launch of The BusinessZone a weekly online radio show bringing business, entrepreneurial, procurement, and supplier diversity information/opportunities. In 2017, she is launching her own dream business Pharaoh’s a full service exclusive men's grooming lounge in the city of Beverly Hills. Her mission is to transcend today’s man to another dimension, allowing modern man to discover a place that is ‘his place”.
She strongly believes that “if you turn your cant’s into cans, and your dreams into plans, everyone would achieve the life that was destined for them.”
Key Role: Assists portfolio social equity entrepreneurs with business management software for cyber security, product analysis, and more. Coordinate efforts for innovation integration such as solar and energy smart building energy efficiency software.
Bio: Results oriented IT Director offering proven expertise in High Level Technology environments with demonstrated years of network development and executive leadership experience in successfully managing complex organizational initiatives involving multiple functions and multiple business units/regions. Extensive experience in the development and implementation of multi-million dollar Programs/Projects in complex, matrixed organizations.
Exercising leadership and motivating director to incorporate vision, strategic planning, and elements of quality management into the full range of the organization’s activities. Strategic planning, change management, vendor management, contract management, with excellent negotiation and communication skills. Industry experience spans Financial Services, Banking, Retail, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Non-Profit, and Professional Services.
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Key Role: Outreach and developing B2B relationships on behalf of our social equity entrepreneurs and partners such as the Cannabis Oversight Committee. Manage meetings and events for investor presentations. Serve as lead coordinator. Manage and facilitate consultant agreements between GoVerde Enterprise Development Corporation and portfolio companies. Assist CVO with real estate leasing and construction contracts.
Bio: Tess Paige is the Director of Business Development for GoVerde Social Equity Incubator. Her most recent position in Finance Operations at Lowell Herb Co, has given her experience with a fast-growing corporate cannabis company. Her cannabis finance expertise is now being utilized to grow one of the fastest growing social equity incubators in Los Angeles.
A Chicago native, by way of Montgomery, AL, Tess Paige has always been fascinated with developing underserved communities. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in Political and as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for the Center of Urban Research and Learning. She moved to Los Angeles after college to start her sales career and spent 10 years as a successful beauty entrepreneur.
Drawing from her experience, Tess Paige now specializes in cannabis-related real estate and aspires to become a real estate developer. In her own words; “My work isn’t done until affordable housing looks like the work of Zaha Hadid!“ She is Project REAP alumni and has been exposed to many opportunities to grow professionally and impact communities. She is a current member of ICSC, NAIOP, and ULI. She volunteers with several community organizations including being an active member of the NAACP.
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