The cannabis retail franchisor is bolstering its team in an effort to make dispensary ownership more available than ever.
Item 9 Labs Corp., a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and the parent company of retail outlet Unity Rd., has announced a slew of management hires to expand its franchise development team.
These include Tracy Timko as director of franchise support, Erica Tarnowski as franchise development manager, Mike Keskey II as general counsel, and Shabrina Glass as executive assistant.
“With the successful opening of our first franchise dispensary last week in Boulder, Colorado under the Unity Rd. brand, we’re ready to increase our depth of bench to accelerate our national expansion,” said Andrew Bowden, Item 9 Labs’ CEO.
Item 9 Labs’ retail brand, Unity Rd., currently has one location open in Colorado with multiple agreements signed with more than 15 entrepreneurial groups that are in various stages of development across the U.S.
“This group brings a tremendous amount of value to our team with real industry experience in franchising, M&A and fast-growth businesses,” Bowden added. “Filling these positions with their talent is crucial to our growth and allows us to start scaling our brands toward their full potential.”
In addition to these new hires, Item 9 Labs Corp. is looking to hire for several management-level positions including director and VP-level marketing, controller/VP of finance, VP of human resources, franchise development coordinator, field marketing manager, and post-production manager.