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How it all happened

In 2015, while newly licensed cannabis companies were starting up, they began to experience some common operational challenges.

Processes for moving products wholesale, from sellers to buyers, were outdated and inefficient. At best, the methods were slow, fragmented, and hard to track. At worst, orders were being written on cocktail napkins. These were big businesses operating on a manual system of emails, spreadsheets, and text messages. We knew there was a better way, but it didn’t exist yet. So, we built it.

Enter Leaf Trade: a better way to buy and sell wholesale cannabis.

By 2017, we created a compliant, connected, and reliable technology solution for licensed cannabis growers, cultivators, retailers, and dispensaries—one with product quality and client success at its center.

How is it better? It’s a complete supply chain management solution that offers clean, consistent data management and reporting, designed to comply with state-by-state regulations. Put simply, it helps our partners do what they do, better.

Since launching, we’ve partnered with 85+ facilities and 600+ dispensaries in 16 markets.

Leaf Trade was founded with a simple strategy in mind: build a product that prioritizes the needs of our partners. We won’t lose sight of that.

Leaf Trade Leadership

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James Yi

Founder, CEO

James Yi founded Leaf Trade in 2016 after seeing firsthand the inefficiencies in the cannabis supply chain. Since then, he has led company strategy and execution to ensure that Leaf Trade delivers innovation, value, and happiness to its stakeholders. In this nascent industry, James stands apart as someone with both keen industry understanding and proven technology experience, having previously co-founded NextME, a B2B software provider across multiple industries including restaurants and healthcare, and serving as a cannabis industry consultant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from DePaul University. When he’s not battling inefficiencies in the cannabis supply chain, James enjoys battling dinosaurs and Spiderman with his son, as well as reading, swimming, playing piano, and camping.

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Michael Piermont

President, CRO

Michael Piermont joined Leaf Trade in March 2019. In his role as President and Chief Revenue Officer, Michael oversees company strategy, sales, customer success, and marketing. His successful track record in tech company leadership includes roles at CareerBuilder, Fooda, ECOFIT, Fanchest, and amSTATZ, the latter two of which he co-founded and helped reach acquisition. Outside of Leaf Trade, Michael serves in several important roles, including #girldad, sneaker collector, and golfer. One of his other claims to fame is placing second in a worldwide Seinfeld trivia competition.

Join Our Team

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Leaf Trade is a data-driven company with a bias for taking action and continuous learning. We’ve built a transparent, supportive environment where everyone has genuine respect for one another. As we grow, we’re looking for people with a diverse range of experiences and specific sets of skills. We’re open to hiring for those characteristics and figuring out a specific role down the line. If you like what you’re hearing, but don’t see a role for you, apply as a general applicant or use the contact form to reach us. We’d love to hear from you, nonetheless.

Perks and benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Company equity
  • Modern, open space office
  • Team social events and happy hours
  • 401K
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Pre-tax FSA and transit plans

Are you ready to join us? View open positions.

Contact Us

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