As the CEO of Native Roots and Garden Variety, Ryan Brown is responsible for running all facets of the business. He began his tenure in 2016 as Chief Retail Officer and took the reins of the organization leadership as CEO in 2017. During Ryan's tenure Native Roots grew from 13 to 20 retail locations, became the first licensed US retailer in the Canadian marketplace with its Garden Variety retail brand, developed a CBD retail concept in Native Roots Wellness and built out a team and strategy to significantly grow the manufactured product portfolio. Prior to joining, Ryan was a manager for RevGen Partners leading the education practice charged with business development and delivery of products. He served several major clients including the Denver Public School District with business strategy and implementation as they transitioned to new state standards after the “No Child Left Behind” legislation, impacting more than 5,000 teachers and most academic departments.
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