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NBA Champion Matt Barnes To Join Eaze’s Cannabis Business

NBA champion turned cannabis entrepreneur and advocate Matt Barnes is partnering with cannabis marketplace Eaze to take the company’s social equity program national.

According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, Barnes will join Eaze as a senior advisor to its Board of Directors and management on topics related to policy, social impact, and industry relations. He will also chair the company’s Social Equity Advisory Board, and join Eaze’s Momentum Advisory board, which includes:

  • Kristi Palmer, co-founder of Kiva Confections.

  • Austin Stevenson chief innovation officer at Vertosa.

  • Malaki Amen, president and CEO of California Urban Partnership.

  • Ramon Garcia, co-founder of Padre Mu Delivery and Distribution, Sanctuary Farms LLC.

  • Steven Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project.

  • LaWanda Knox, CEO of Make Green Go and president of The Allyance.

  • Mary Pryor, co-founder of Cannaclusive and chief marketing officer of Tonic CBD.


Seth Yakatan

Seth Yakatan

Known for solutions that yield results, Seth Yakatan has completed or advised on acquisitions and corporate finance transactions totaling over $3 billion. He is CEO of Katan Associates International—a financial strategy and merchant banking firm specializing in commercialization and asset monetization—especially those within life-science and e-commerce sectors.


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