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Leading Cannabis Company Cresco Labs is Attracting Top-Tier Talent as They Embark Upon Unprecedented Growth and Expansion to New States

Leading Cannabis Company Cresco Labs is Attracting Top-Tier Talent as They Embark Upon Unprecedented Growth and Expansion to New States

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CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2018

CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest-based Cresco Labs, one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in the United States, is attracting top-tier talent from mainstream industries, as it invests in executive-level hires that will further propel its already rapid growth and expansion. This includes a leadership team and Board of Directors made up of former CEOs, CFOs, EVPs and General Counsels who have impressive corporate track records at leading companies across the country.

In addition, Cresco Labs recently announced a new round of hires – respected business leaders who will help guide the company through its aggressive, multi-state expansion. The new team members include:

  • Joe Ales, Cresco Labs SVP of Operations, former Corporate Quality Manager at AbbVie.
  • Erin Alexander, Cresco Labs Associate General Counsel, former General Counsel for the Illinois Gaming Board and a former Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General.
  • Jim Boland, Cresco Labs Associate Counsel, former Chicago Public Schools Due Process Attorney.
  • Jake Thornton, Cresco Labs Legal Associate, former Associate Attorney at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood and Boyer.

"The top talent we've been able to attract includes people with the experience, passion and entrepreneurial mindset that will help us continue to achieve fast-paced growth in this fast-moving industry," says Cresco Labs CEO Charlie Bachtell. "They come from banking, tech, pharmaceutical, legal and other industries, where they've established themselves as high performers and leaders. They're bringing their unique skillsets to our company at a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity."

Cresco Labs, based in Chicago, operates in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and recently announced a multi-state expansion to Arizona, California and Nevada, giving the company the largest geographic footprint of any U.S.-based cannabis company. Cresco Labs brands (Cresco, Remedi, Reserve and Mindy's Edibles, an infused edible line with James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal) provide a full suite of products including flower, edibles, vape pens/cartridges and multiple forms of extracts. These products cater to all consumers, from the novice to connoisseur, from the medically-minded to the recreational user. The company has a core value of educating consumers while trying to eliminate the stigma associated with marijuana.

Cresco Labs is currently seeking additional investment to continue its aggressive expansion strategy. For more information, please visit

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Last Updated: 06-Sep-2018