Emily Paxhia Emily Paxhia is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon Asset Management. Barclay Hedge awarded Poseidon as the #1 Sector-Based Performing Fund (2016-2018). Named as one of the most powerful women in the cannabis industry by Fortune Magazine, she has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and worked with a number of founders in a multitude of capacities including consult for founders' pitch preparations, go-to-market strategies, product launches, and day-to-day business operations. Emily has dedicated time and energy to supporting policy groups, serving previously on the Board of Directors for the Marijuana Policy Project, presently for Athletes for CARE. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Initiative accelerator program.
Tahira Rehmatullah is the CFO of MTech Acquisition Corp. and Managing Director of Hypur Ventures, where she is responsible for investment sourcing and portfolio company management. Also named by Fortune as one of the most powerful women in the industry, Tahira is dedicated to developing female and minority leadership in cannabis and serves as an advisor to numerous businesses and entrepreneurs in the space. Her vast experience includes work as GM of Marley Natural, Investment Manager at Privateer Holdings, Portfolio Manager at City First Enterprises, Research Associate at Perry Capital, and Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory practice.
Maria Rodale is a writer, activist and former Chairman and CEO of Rodale Inc, a global health and wellness media company. Rodale Inc published Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, Runner’s World and Bicycling magazines, and the books, The South Beach Diet, Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth and Thug Kitchen. While CEO of Rodale Inc she launched the Rodale Kids book imprint, which is now owned by Penguin Random House. She is the author of many books, including Organic Manifesto, Heal Our Planet and Keep Us Safe, and Scratch, Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple. She is also a current board member and former co-chair of the board of the Rodale Institute, a non-profit agricultural research and education organization which is home to the longest running scientific research on organic farming versus conventional agriculture known around the world as the Farming Systems Trial. That same ethic of scientific research is now being applied to vegetable crops and hemp. She served for many years as a board member of Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP) which planted over 1 million trees in New York City.