Former Nike executive Stan Grissinger named President, Erin Hills promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations
TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE:GLH) (GLDFF) (“Golden Leaf” or the “Company”), a pioneer cannabis solutions company and dispensary operator built around recognized brands, announced two new key additions to its executive management team with the hiring of Stan Grissinger as President and the promotion of Erin Hills to Senior Vice President, Operations. Both Mr. Grissinger and Ms. Hills will report directly to CEO Jeffrey Yapp.
“Stan and Erin are strong, experienced leaders that have proven track records in driving growth and raising global brand awareness. This added depth will be crucial as Golden Leaf launches several high-value initiatives in the coming months,” commented Golden Leaf CEO Jeff Yapp. “The cannabis marketplace is incredibly dynamic and the additions of Stan and Erin, two performance-driven individuals with a wealth of experience and consumer-oriented mindsets, will be vital as we continue to expand the Golden Leaf and Chalice Farms retail footprint both in the U.S. and abroad.”
In his position as President, Mr. Grissinger will focus on growing revenues, marketplaces and business development. Mr. Grissinger joins Golden Leaf after nearly two decades at Nike where he served as a global sales, international business development and product creation executive. He led a multitude of cross-functional teams on key growth initiatives including Nike’s move into golf and developed holistic marketplace strategies to elevate the brand in critical markets and with key customers around the globe.
Mr. Grissinger commented, “Golden Leaf has been one of the pioneers of the cannabis industry and an early trendsetter when it comes to developing a unique and inviting cannabis brand. I’ve always been intrigued by the growth of the cannabis industry, and understanding Jeff Yapp’s leadership and bold vision for the future of