4Front strengthens operations team with key hire
AUG. 15, 2017
Scott Shank joins 4Front after managing existing and startup cannabis projects in Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — 4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), a leading investment and management firm in the cannabis industry, has expanded its core operations team with the hiring of Scott Shank as director of operations for the East Coast.
Scott’s initial responsibilities include managing the construction and build-out of medical cannabis cultivation and dispensary facilities in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania that will operate under 4Front’s Mission brand.
“Scott’s skillset and industry experience provide a valuable addition to our expert operations team as we face the parallel development of multiple medical cannabis projects from Massachusetts to Maryland,” said Kris Krane, 4Front’s co-founder and president.
As an electrical engineer, Scott spent 12 years designing and managing the implementation of military base security systems in eight countries and 13 states before turning his attention to the cannabis industry.
“After working in the security and defense industries for so long, I felt an intense urge to leave behind that comfortable career and turn my talent and energy towards a global movement that has the potential to positively impact millions of lives and make the world a much better place,” Scott said.
Prior to joining 4Front, Scott spent two-and-a-half years leveraging his engineering and project-management skills to improve existing and startup cannabis operations in Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico. He has successfully helped growers battle powdery mildew, improved operational efficiencies in cultivation facilities, led winning license application teams, and designed and developed new dispensaries, cultivation, and processing operations.
“Joining 4Front has enabled me to continue building great cannabis operations while learning from a diverse and talented team of true professionals,” Scott said. “Every day I feel grateful to be part of this group who’s determined to go big and do it in an ethical and intelligent way.“
4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), is a leading investment and management firm in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partner relationships. Led by a group of professionals with experience in finance, real estate, manufacturing, and multi-location retail and hospitality operations, 4Front brings to the table a comprehensive collection of management skills and hands-on operating expertise. It has invested heavily in its talent and capabilities in order to support the rapid operational growth curve in front of it. For more information, visit www.4frontventures.com.
KCSA Strategic Communications