David Rabinovitz, MBA
As a unique problem-solver, With strong finance expertise, David is known for solve vexing problems related to finance, strategy, debt workout and restructuring, business turnarounds, succession planning, ownership transition, deal structuring, and M&A support. David is very active in the cannabis industry and serves as a consultant, mentor, and guide, to support Social Equity program participants seeking a cannabis business license.
David helps entrepreneurs navigate the complex process of starting a regulated cannabis business and is part of Edge Institute’s Social Equity training team. CEOs seek David’s advice, seeing him as a sounding board to talk through challenging financial issues. HIs style brings clarity and solutions and his ability to infuse humor into difficult situations helps to diffuse tension, foster discussion, and secure group buy-in.
Dr. Stephen Brand
Stephen brings a storied career to his teaching as an innovative, strategic and entrepreneurial leader, coach, and educator. He is particularly savvy working with individuals and organizations to help them imagine their future, and create a blueprint that gets them there. His background as an academic administrator, organizational leader, and consultant, brings together a broad range of experience in a wide array of industries. He thrives at creating user- centered, customer-focused entrepreneurial initiatives.
Stephen is presently focused on building entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the world. He possesses a deep and innate sense of curiosity that leads to adapting quickly across sectors, industries, regions and varying organizational structures. Stephen has a Doctorate in Management from Case Western (where he conducted his research around what inspired innovators to be who they have become) and a Masters in Interactive Technology in Education from Harvard.