Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Shift
Mr. Howard splits his time between corporate management practices and the legal areas of dynamic entrepreneurial industries. He holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado State University. Mr. Howard’s broad business background encompasses specialties in computer information systems, project operations control, and public speaking platforms. In addition, Mr. Howard’s diverse portfolio of professional experiences includes System Administrator roles, Office Director positions, CEO titles, and membership on boards of directors. Mr. Howard’s understanding of emerging and disruptive technologies, managerial applications, and the legal structures supporting both creates a fertile environment for creating business value through transformation. He enjoys applying his knowledge to start-up companies looking to embrace both the future and the persistent market changes that arise along the way. Mr. Howard is a member of both the State of Colorado and local Boulder Bar Associations, and is involved with leading cannabis industry groups such as the National Cannabis Industry Association. He has been asked to speak as a cannabis expert for NCIA, MJBizDaily, Worth Magazine, and the Harvard Innovation Lab in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Nevada. He currently sits on Boulder’s Inaugural Marijuana Advisory Panel where he works with community stakeholders and City of Boulder legal and management staff to craft responsible legislation that works for both the business and community interests. Additionally, he holds the responsibility of being a member of both director and advisory boards for Auntie Dolores, CannaKorp, Grownetics, PotGuide.com, and Sporitas. He has been actively managing license-holding cannabis ventures since 2010. Mr. Howard brings nearly fifteen years of executive leadership, technical expertise, and legal practice to Shift Cannabis Co.