Faith Fidura, Marketing Manager of Dispensary Permits
Passionate about the health benefits of marijuana, Faith enjoys the work of assisting people in the process of establishing a business which provides medical marijuana to those who need it. Faith had the experience and pleasure of working alongside the first appointed female CEO of a cannabis corporation in the United States, who she acquired much of her knowledge on marijuana business licensing and regulations from. During her first two years at Dispensary Permits, Faith developed and launched Marijuana Weekly Updates, a subscription product that provides marijuana industry news and happenings across all 50 states and shares commentary on what the updates mean and how to get involved. Additionally, Faith is responsible for managing Dispensary Templates, a subdivision of Dispensary Permits that supplies marijuana business plan templates for entrepreneurs who are working to submit an application for a marijuana business license. Through her constant market research and experience in assisting with license applications, Faith has gained an extensive knowledge regarding the marijuana business licensing process.
Prior to working with Dispensary Permits, Faith worked as a Marketing Coordinator at a human resources service. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Design Studies with a focus on Design Management from Arizona State University. Throughout her previous education and work experience, Faith has gained skills in communication, digital marketing, programming, strategic planning, time management, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
Our Dispensary Permits Advisers
Heather Archer, Principal and Founding Member of Archer Ives
Heather has been investing in the cannabis market since 2015 in both public and private equity and private debt. Heather is the co-founder, seed investor and CFO of Jane West, a lifestyle and product company, worked on winning dispensary applications in Maryland and Arizona, consulted on and served as a Board Member of a 7 acre commercial greenhouse in Arizona and continues to seek investment and consulting opportunities in the industry.
Before moving into the cannabis industry, Heather consulted in the insurance industry and was a founder of two registered investment advisors that managed over $800mm in assets. Asset types included senior direct real estate loans, equipment based financing, emerging market lending, structured credit, derivative strategies, mezzanine debt and private equity. Previously Heather spent over 14 years at Swiss Re where she was instrumental in launching the structured credit business. She structured and marketed multiple deals, established trading relationships for a proprietary derivatives product company and helped launch an asset backed commercial paper conduit in Canada. Heather has an MBA with a concentration in finance from the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and graduated cum laude from Boston College with degrees in Marketing and Philosophy.
Mollie Ring, Chief Financial Officer of McGuffin Creative Group
She is an accomplished executive with more than 18 years of financial, manufacturing, energy and consulting services experience. Mollie currently also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of McGuffin Creative Group, a marketing agency in downtown Chicago. Over her career she has guided companies at various stages of growth and operation in financial investment planning, debt financing, working capital analysis, and budget management functions, accounting, human resources, regulatory compliance, operations and financial management and tax and valuation support in a variety of industries, including the cannabis industry.
Mollie also spent time as a Senior Analyst in the Business Services sector coverage group at Bank of Montreal where she managed and operated a diverse and complex lending portfolio valued at more than $575 million. Mollie received an Executive MBA at the University of Notre Dame. She received her B.A. degree from Marquette University with concentrations in Finance, International Business and Spanish.Laura A. Bianchi is the Director of Rose Law Group’s Medical Marijuana practice group, as well as the Director of Business/Corporate Transactions and Estate Planning departments.
Laura Bianchi, Director of Medical Marijuana Practice Group at Rose Law Group
Laura’s practice is concentrated on cannabis law, providing legal advice, guidance and assistance in various realms of the legal cannabis industry, including strategic planning and development, investment and lending relationships and structure, business and financial structure, business, corporate and real estate transactions, agreements and contracts, compliance with state law and local rules, requirements and regulations, best business practices, business consulting, application preparation and drafting, site selection and procurement, and all stages of the Arizona Department of Health Services Medical Marijuana Program.
Laura is on the forefront of the legal cannabis movement and is passionate about providing information, education, and facts about cannabis and the cannabis industry, as well as its business, medical marijuana, economic benefits, potential and investing. Laura is an active member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and the National Cannabis Bar Association, having previously served as Co-Chair for the Women Grow Phoenix Chapter.
As Director of Business and Corporate Transactions, Laura provides advice and assistance to business and corporate clients in a wide variety of ways, including corporate formation and entity structure, charitable nonprofit organizations, financing, real estate transactions, corporate and residential leasing, acquisition and disposition of real property and businesses, employment/independent contractor, business, corporate and real estate negotiations.
Item 9 Labs Corp. Executive Team
Dispensary Permits was acquired by Item 9 Labs Corporation in November 2018. To learn more about our executives, visit here.