Ed Harris
Co-Founder & CEO
Ed co-founded Pacific Growth Capital in 2016 following a successful career as an entrepreneur and investment banker. Ed served as CFO of several startup companies which he led to liquidity, including a wireless company acquired by AT&T for $400 million and an Internet company purchased by Disney for $1 billion. Previously, Ed was a key member of the team that managed the venture capital portfolio of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. He received his BA from Rutgers and his MBA from Columbia University. Reach Ed at (425) 830-0198.
Dante Jones
Co-Founder & CTO
Dante specializes in deal flow and has been working in the cannabis industry for nearly 20 years. Prior to co-founding Cannavolve Holdings, Dante worked at Amazon Web Services, leading a global team in building and deploying new eCommerce and marketing strategies. Previously, he led design and infrastructure engineering at Bungie Studios. Dante was a co-founder of Green Ambrosia, Washington State’s first and largest medical marijuana dispensary; and a co-founder of Vuber Technologies, which Cannavolve sold for 15X its original investment.
Eric Swaney
Co-Founder & Advisor
Eric is a co-founder of Cannavolve Holdings who has been involved in the cannabis industry since 2000. Based in Seattle, he shares his expertise in cannabis product development, operations, processing, marketing, government policy, financing, and industrial design with both cannabis start-ups and more established businesses. Eric is the former owner of a large-scale outdoor farm in Eastern Washington and is currently managing the global expansion of a high-quality CBD consumer brand.
Cole Markus
Business Development Manager
Cole Markus has been involved in the cannabis arena for over four years. Prior to working in an M&A and fundraising capacity, Cole built his reputation around start-up and entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, he exited his latest venture, the Reno Cannabis Convention, after building, operating, and transitioning out of the CEO/owner role. His role at Pacific Growth Capital is to work with new and existing leads in the cannabis sector that will ultimately result in fundraising or transactional work.
Maliz Beams
Recognized as one of “The 10 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by American Banker, Maliz Beams joined the PGC Advisory Board in 2018 to assist on the company's growth and investment strategies. Most recently, she served as a U.S. State Department Counselor on the redesign and restructuring of USAID and the State Department. She is the former CEO of Voya Financial Retirement Solutions (NYSE:VOYA), and previously served as president of individual and institutional businesses at TIAA-CREF.