December 05, 2017
As the cannabis industry matures, there is a need for businesses to become very strategic in growing their brand nationally and internationally, while also achieving operational efficiency and increasing profitability. As legalization becomes a global trend, hundreds, if not thousands of businesses will be going through significant growth to maintain a competitive edge, preparing for mergers and acquisitions, and planning exit strategies. Also, many investors are interested in entering the cannabis space now, and there will be more once cannabis is federally legal, creating a need for businesses with the expertise to research and vet companies. TCMS Global, which stands for Turnkey Cannabis Management Solutions, is prepared to meet these needs.
Larisa Bolivar, of Bolivar Consulting, and Noel Billingsley of Zeni Consulting are the managing partners. Together they leverage their successful history in high growth startups, cannabis and finance to lead TCMS Global. Ms. Bolivar has over 16 years’ experience in the cannabis space, leading in multiple capacities and is a recognized industry pioneer in Colorado. She has owned and operated a dispensary and is a partner in a recreational cultivation, Grow Green Group LLC, based out of Pueblo, CO. Throughout her career, she has helped win licenses in competitive states, written standard operating and other company policies and procedures across multiple highly regulated markets, assisted companies in becoming more efficient and profitable, has successfully helped business get organized and prepared for mergers and acquisitions, provide organizational development support, and also has worked with startups in three emerging industries in multiple capacities, including a billion-dollar valuated clean technology startup, GridPoint, which was acquired in 2015 by TFC Utilities. Ms. Bolivar is Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Cannabis Consumers Coalition, is on the Board of Directors of Colorado NORML, has published articles in respected publications such as the Denver Post, published the Cannabis Consumers Coalition: 207 Report on Cannabis Consumer Demographics and Consumption Habits that was mentioned by Forbe’s, Entrepreneur and Investing News, and has spoken on a variety of cannabis business and advocacy topics around the globe.
Mr. Billingsley brings a…