Medicine Man Technologies operating as Schwazze, (OTCQX: SHWZ) (NEO: SHWZ) (“Schwazze” or the “Company”), announces the following leadership changes within the Company’s team:
Nirup Krishnamurthy, Chief Operating Officer, will become President of Schwazze effective immediately. Nirup will assume oversight and responsibility for strategic planning, growth initiatives in core markets, and operational execution. He will work with the Executive Leadership Team (“ELT”) to accelerate innovation, growth, and performance. The ELT will report directly to him. Nirup will continue to report directly to Justin Dye, Chairman and CEO of Schwazze.
Nirup joined Schwazze in 2020, bringing more than 25 years of experience in innovation, technology, retail operations and M&A at Fortune 500 companies. Nirup has played an integral role in building the Company and growing revenue from $9 million to a run-rate of $176 million and run-rate EBITDA of $60 million. Under his leadership, Schwazze has grown from less than 20 employees to over 725 today. Prior to joining the Company, he held C-level roles with United Airlines, Northern Trust Bank and former national grocery retailer A&P. He earned a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York, Buffalo.Chief Financial Officer
Nancy Huber, Chief Financial Officer, has announced that she will be retiring from Schwazze due to personal reasons. Nancy will remain with the Company as CFO for an indefinite period of time while an active search for her replacement is being conducted and to ensure an orderly transition of responsibilities.
Nancy was appointed to the position of CFO in 2019 and her breadth and depth of experience in financial oversight of publicly held companies has been instrumental in helping Schwazze grow into the multi-faceted, vertical operator that it is today; from less than 20 employees in 2019 to over 725 in two states today.
Nancy’s background includes 30+ years in multifunctional management, strategic planning, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting, investor relations, intellectual property and systems implementation. Nancy earned her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
The Board of Directors thanks Nancy for her important contributions to the Company and wishes her well in her future endeavors. Effective immediately, a search for a CFO has been initiated by the Board.
Justin Dye, Chairman stated: “I am very pleased to announce Nirup’s promotion to President of Schwazze. Nirup has delivered results and been a strong leader for the Company. There will be continuity of strategy under Nirup’s leadership, which I am confident will lead to Company growth. On behalf of Schwazze’s Board of Directors, we look forward to his expanded leadership role within the Company supporting our continued development into the most Admired Cannabis Companies in the industry. I will continue my role as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors providing strategic direction and oversight.” Justin continued; “I would also like to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and leadership that Nancy has brought to the Company as CFO. We are sad to see her leave her position as a key member of our leadership team. I would like to thank her personally, for her time here at Schwazze and on behalf of the Board, we wish her the very best in her future.“