Stormy Simon

Stormy Simon

Former President, Overstock.com Stormy joined Overstock.com in 2001 during the formative years of e-commerce, when the company’s revenue was less than $20M and employees numbered under 100. In the beginning, Stormy developed PR in-house, the Books, Music & Movie store, ran the warehouse, and many other processes, positions and departments. She was promoted to VP of Branding in 2004 after writing and producing the iconic “Discover the Secret of the Big O” campaign which contributed to Overstock becoming a household name. She became an SVP in 2007, and oversaw many departments, including Customer Care, Partner Care, Supply Chain, and all marketing divisions, culminating with her becoming president of the company in 2014 with approximately 1600 employees. Stormy is an established e-commerce innovator, pioneer, as well as a proven business leader. In summer 2016, she stepped down as President of Overstock to explore the emerging American cannabis industry. During her tenure, Overstock became an top 25 e-tailer by traffic and grew to nearly $2B in revenue. Under Stormy’s leadership, Overstock was recognized by numerous associations; 4 consecutive years for Mobile Web Awards, and others for customer care including ranking in the top 4 AMEX/NRF Customer choice awards for the final 6 years the honor was given. Stormy was also personally recognized as a Customer Champion by Gartner 1to1 Media. In 2014 the company was named to Forbes’ list of “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies”. Stormy was named a Power Player by the NRF’s 2016 The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future, and awarded Top Innovator by Utah Women in Tech awards in 2015. She’s dedicated time to local non-profit boards,...
Olivia Mannix

Olivia Mannix

Co-Founder, Cannabrand Olivia Mannix is a cannabis industry pioneer and marketing expert. She is the founder and operator of Cannabrand –an award-winning, full-service marketing agency and the first to specialize in the cannabis industry. She oversees operations, execution and strategic direction as well as overall marketing services.  She is passionate about telling brand’s unique stories through a combined approach of public relations and creating shareable, viral content. Mannix is a communications expert and has initiated marketing and public relations strategies for brands including Whole Foods, Niman Ranch, and Level 3 Communications. A public relations guru, Olivia has built close relationships with media contacts at powerhouse publications including The New York Times, Bloomberg, and The New Yorker. Olivia is a regular contributor to the Cannabis Business Times and Marijuana Ventures and is frequently sought out by journalists as an expert...
Rosie Mattio

Rosie Mattio

Founder & Principal, Rosie Mattio Public Relatons & CMO, High There! Rosie Mattio is founder and principal of Rosie Mattio Public Relations and Chief Marketing Officer of High There! the social network for the Cannabis Community RMPR is a full -service, boutique, public relations firm specializing in technology, food, startup, and lifestyle clients. As one of the first publicists in the rapidly growing Cannabis industry, RMPR has also established itself as the premier agency for Cannabis businesses in Seattle and throughout the country. Over the past 12 years, RMPR has worked with brands to maximize coverage for products and initiatives. By working with the individual clients, RMPR developed programs to gain exposure on the national, local, regional and digital levels, and has successfully placed products and programs in high profile media including: Today Show, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, High Times, Merry Jane, Cannabis Now, DOPE, Time, Bloomberg, Food + Wine, SHAPE, SELF, Women’s Health, InStyle, TIME Magazine, Forbes, and USA...
Tahira Rehmatullah

Tahira Rehmatullah

General Manager of Marley Natural General Manager of Marley Natural, who was recently chosen as one of Fortune Magazine’s top 5 women in the cannabis industry, is one of the most passionate young thought leaders in the business. Her enthusiasm stems from her belief that the cannabis industry touches on far more than simply cannabis consumption and economics. It’s about medicine, personal freedom, social justice, and education, particularly as more people around the globe learn about the plant and its many uses. When her grandfather passed from cancer, Tahira realized the often overlooked opportunity of cannabis as a medicine and as a mainstream product. In keeping up with the new and ever-changing industry, she continually reassess and reinvents her responsibilities – for each role, staff member and even corporate milestone. Ultimately, she aims to exhibit an evolving leadership style that progresses teams and contributes to the overall growth of Marley Natural and other businesses in the...
Jennifer Hanser

Jennifer Hanser

Vice President of Business Development, Tilray Jennifer brings a strong background of strategy and deal-making to Tilray, where she is responsible for developing the business globally through supply chain and distribution deals, as well as supporting strategic product, marketing, sales, and operations initiatives. After starting her career on Wall Street, Jennifer amassed over a decade of experience in licensing and product development from roles at AOL, MLB Advanced Media, FIFA, and other leading organizations. At Tilray, she continues her record of transforming industries by working with category-defining brands to leverage their assets and craft accretive partnerships. While on the executive team at Bitly, Jennifer led the company’s key strategic initiatives and business development including data licensing and platform partnerships. She launched Bitly’s Platform Partner Certification Program to align with the leading marketing technology companies like Adobe around product integration, sales, and marketing. At Sony Music, Jennifer was responsible for precedent-setting deal activity in the music industry and working with industry groups like the RIAA. She negotiated a partnership with Spotify to launch the on-demand streaming music category, and represented Sony in industry-level broadcast and internet radio...