CANNAINVESTOR Magazine September / October 2016 - Page 10

Dedicated to the Medicinal

and Legal Cannabis Market!

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Scott Greiper is the president and founding partner of Viridian Capital Advisors. He has had a 20-year career in the technology, security, and IT sectors as both a research analyst and investment banker. Scott is also the president and founder of Secure Strategy Group, which provides capital, strategic advisory, and M&A services to growth companies in the technology, security, and IT markets. Previously, Scott was a principal and senior analyst

at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he covered public companies in the global security industry and was consistently ranked as one of the top analysts in the sector. He has been involved in raising more than $400 million for both public and private companies and has completed a range of M&A assignments. Scott attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a B. A. in economics from the University of Chicago. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 licenses.

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While others on Wall Street are waiting on a change in legislation and popular public opinion regarding cannabis, Scott and Viridian Capital Advisors are forging ahead assisting the industry with market intelligence, investment banking, investor relations, and corporate development services.

Scott states, "The cannabis industry has many dfferent business models, products and technologies. Whether it's bio-tech, software, security or retail, investors really have to understand the underlying business models for each subsector. "

We finally pinned Scott down from his busy schedule to ask him some industry questions that are on the minds of investors, analysts and financial media.