In one of the last few interviews of this series, we spoke with Brad Kotansky of Copperstate Farms based in Arizona and picked his brain about hiring, challenges of vertically integrated businesses, and the importance of data and systems.

Some helpful spots to jump to in the video include:

+ About Copperstate Farms + Finding talent in a remote area like Snowflake, Arizona

+ Strategic steps going from medical to recreational markets + CFO Roles at a LARGE company

+ Difficulties of Vertically Integrated Businesses + Insights for operators running a cannabis business

+ Things you wish you knew BEFORE starting a career in cannabis

+ What personality traits you’re looking for in a great director/high-level employee? + Differentiators when raising capital