Get to know our leadership team

Chris Beals

Chief Executive Officer

Chris oversees all aspects of Weedmaps’ business and is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Prior to becoming CEO, Chris was Weedmaps’ president and general counsel. Before Weedmaps, Chris was with Colbeck Capital, Deutsche Telekom, Covington & Burling and Davis Polk. Outside of work, Chris is an avid hiker, climber and camper and enjoys spending time traveling with his wife and Boston Terrier, Sterling.

Arden Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Arden oversees the business planning, strategic finance, treasury, investor relations, corporate development, accounting, controlling and tax functions at Weedmaps. Prior to joining Weedmaps, Arden was Vice President of Global Business Planning at Nike, Inc. and spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking Division. Arden lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two sons.

Bridget Hennessey

Vice President, Government Relations

Bridget offers 15 years concentrated experience working on government relations, communications, strategy development, campaign management, and public relations at all levels of government. She is a political junkie and soccer mom.

Duncan Grazier

Vice President, Engineering

Duncan brings with him 10+ years running technology teams at B2B growth companies in New York City. He spent 3 years as founding CTO of Voray, 3 years as VP of Engineering at ShopKeep, advisor and was consultant to many successful B2B startups. Duncan moved to SoCal from his native New England so he could sail and dive year-round.

Juanjo Feijoo

Chief Marketing Officer/ Chief Operating Office

Juanjo oversees all aspects of marketing and communications, as well as customer and consumer growth efforts. Prior to Weedmaps, Juanjo worked at Adobe, where he oversaw customer engagement. Before Adobe, Juanjo served as vice president, Marketing and Central Operations, at Instacart.

Justin Dean

Chief Technology Officer/ Chief Information Officer

Justin leads technology and engineering efforts at Weedmaps. Prior to Weedmaps, Justin directed an epic-scale technology transformation as senior vice president, Technology and Platform, at Live Nation Entertainment. Justin enjoys longs walks with a PBR in hand.

Facu Lavino-Zona

Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Operations

Michele Cheowtirakul

Vice President, Business Operations

Michele heads and oversees the Weedmaps’ corporate portfolio, business strategy, and operations on a daily basis. She has 15+ years experience in business strategy, operations, and growth-stage development. Michele is a lover of Asian food and podcasts.

Leadership in the news

Boardroom x Weedmaps

Chris Beals, CEO, sits down with NBA icon Kevin Durant and his VC firm Thirty Five Ventures continue to bet on cannabis.

Leadership in the news

Cannabis Business Times

Eric Sandy, digital editor of CBT, spoke with Justin Dean, Chief Technology officer/Chief Information Officer, about consumer data and how the cannabis consumer experience is changing.

Meera Pisharody

Vice President, People

Meera leads the People function at Weedmaps. She has over 15 years of experience in human capital strategy, business partnership and global organizational transformation. Outside of work, Meera enjoys traveling, reading and hanging out with family, friends and dogs.

Mike Grishaver

Senior Vice President, Product
Mike oversees product and design at Weedmaps across our consumer and business product portfolio. Prior to Weedmaps, Mike has led product organizations at leading companies like Etsy, Pandora, LinkedIn and more. Mike has 12 patents in advertising and personalization technologies. Outside of work, Mike enjoys advising and investing in tech companies, fitness and family time.

Brian Camire

General Counsel

Brian leads the company’s legal affairs, regulatory, and compliance groups. Prior to Weedmaps, Brian was associate general counsel at Snap for four years. Before, he was an associate attorney at Cooley law firm.

Viktoriya Chaplytska

Vice President, Quality Engineering

For the past 3-years Viktoriya has been leading Quality Engineering efforts at Weedmaps. She brings with her 17+ years as Vice President of Quality Engineering, and Project Management for Fortune 500 companies including Siemens, Ticketmaster, and Spectra-Comcast. Viktoriya enjoys outdoor activities and is a travel fanatic. She loves to see new places, meet new people, and try new and different foods.

Greg Stolowitz

Vice President, IR/CorpDev/Treasury

Greg heads Weedmaps’ Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Treasury functions.  Prior to Weedmaps, Greg spent time in Goldman Sachs and Rothschild ‘s investment banking groups in New York and Palo Alto.  He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Greg lives in Marin County with his wife, two daughters and their pup.

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