LAKELAND, FL – December 20, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE Metrc, a solution for cannabis and hemp governance, closed out a record year of growth in 2019, serving more than 121,000 users and helping states record more than $11.5 billion in cannabis industry sales. The year of record growth was complimented by key hires in the company’s executive suite including Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
“2019 has been a monumental year for Metrc,” said Metrc CEO Jeff Wells. “Our team grew by over 60% in the last 12 months to meet the increased demand for our services, making us the leading small business in this space.”
Through the company’s partnerships with 12 states and the District of Columbia, Metrc serves 15,000 business licenses and has marked over one billion supply chain events, including harvests, transports and tests.
In addition, the company hired Lewis Koski as COO and promoted Jesse Naranjo as its first CTO in 2019. Koski was director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, where he helped build the first state agency to develop and implement medical and adult-use cannabis policy. Koski most recently co-founded Freedman & Koski, where he served as senior director and partnered with government agencies to build model cannabis policies. Naranjo was promoted to CTO after serving as the company’s leading software developer since 2012. A proud Cuban-American immigrant, self-taught English speaker and computer science engineer, Naranjo is the company’s first CTO.