Ryan Smith from LeafLink on CEO Money

Ryan G. Smith
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Prior to co-founding LeafLink, Ryan successfully founded and exited two companies, one of which he sold to an NYSE public firm. Ryan brings his experience creating and managing B2B firms and online marketplace investing in a highly-regulated space to LeafLink as Chief Executive Officer.

Serving over 400 brands and 1700 retailers across 6 states, LeafLink is the largest marketplace for wholesale cannabis. Retailers, who previously called, emailed, or texted 50+ sales reps to place orders, now save a day per week shopping all of their cannabis brands in one cart on LeafLink. Cannabis brands use the platform to streamline their orders as well as all elements of their wholesale activity, leveraging its CRM, reporting tools, and fulfillment and shipment queues.

The company launched in Colorado in March 2016 and is now also live in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona. It has offices in Los Angeles and New York with satellite offices in the states where it operates.
The company recently raised $10M in funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Casa Verde and other VCs.
LeafLink is redefining B2B e-commerce in cannabis – they now run roughly 9% of the entire legal cannabis marketplace through their platform.