Brian W. BlatzFounder and Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding Verdant Distribution in 2015, Mr. Blatz was a principal and corporate counsel of a privately-owned surgery center management company that was eventually sold to a New York-based healthcare hedge fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Blatz represented both private and public companies in areas as diverse as healthcare, banking, technology, environmental, consumer electronics, and the fitness industry. He is on the Board of the Southern California Coalition, the largest cannabis industry organization in Southern California (the “SCC”) and a member of both the California Distributors Association and the California Growers Association. Mr. Blatz, along with his lobbyists, Capital Partners, were instrumental in drafting and ultimately passing California’s cannabis distribution laws and regulations. As a board member of the SCC, Mr. Blatz was instrumental in the drafting and passing of Measure M, Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation, for the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Blatz received his Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.