Kyle Detwiler, CEO of Clever Leaves, a multi-international operator with operations and facilities in Colombia, Portugal, the United States, Canada and Germany, is today’s special guest on The Green Rush. A KCSA client, Clever Leaves recently entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: SAMA) to become a NASDAQ-listed public company in the Fourth Quarter 2020.
Our hosts Anne and Nick sat down with Kyle to discuss the upcoming public listing as well as the Company’s operational expansion into new markets like Portugal and Australia. As one of the leading voices on the growth of the international cannabis marketplace, Kyle gave our listeners a deep dive into the markets to watch outside of the U.S. and Canada, how the COVID-19 crisis has affected the cannabis import/export business and what the future of Clever Leaves and the cannabis industry will look like. For our listeners keen on following the international opportunities in cannabis, you will not want to miss this episode.
So don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!
Kyle Detwiler, Chief Executive Officer of Clever Leaves
Kyle Detwiler is CEO of Clever Leaves. Prior to the integration of Northern Swan and Clever Leaves in 2019, Detwiler served as CEO and co-founder of Northern Swan Holdings as well as co-founded Silver Swan Capital, an investment firm focused on niche and underfollowed sectors. He was also a Principal at The Blackstone Group, a leading alternative investment manager with $472 billion in assets under management. As an early member of the Tactical Opportunities Fund, Detwiler was involved in the management and served as a board member of seven investments with roughly $1 billion of Blackstone capital. Detwiler was previously a member of the private equity practice at KKR, focusing on transactions in the oil and gas, energy, natural resource and health care sectors. He began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Detwiler graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School and cum laude from Princeton University.
Links to guest’s social media:
- Kyle’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyledetwiler/
- Clever Leaves Twitter: https://twitter.com/clever_leaves
- Clever Leaves LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clever-leaves/
- Clever Leaves Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clever.leaves/
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This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Nick Opich of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Program Director Shea Gunther.
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