Diane Czarkowski is one of the industry’s original cannabis entrepreneurs and Founding Partner at Canna Advisors. She has played an influential role in the cannabis market since its early stages, helping develop it into one of fastest growing industries in the United States.
With decades of career success in high-tech and real estate, Diane’s business agility stems from working in industries that are rapidly growing and evolving. She was the founder of one of the first dispensary and cultivation facilities in Colorado, earning the reputation as one of most professional and patient-focused dispensaries in the state.
Diane has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women in Cannabis” and a “Top Cannabis Entreprenueur”.
Jay Czarkowski is an influential cannabis entrepreneur, investor, and advocate. A well-connected and respected industry insider, Jay and his team have helped build cannabis industries in more than a dozen states. As Founding Partner at Canna Advisors, Jay forges new avenues in the legal cannabis market with informed agility and strategic sophistication.
With nearly a decade of regulatory experience as a consultant and award-winning operator, Jay has paved the way for innovative startups and technologies.
A foremost authority on real estate development and cultivation design, Jay has held a commercial general contractor license since 2002 and has worked on cannabis industry projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Ken Cera specializes in venture capital and other financing transactions, and he represents a large venture capital fund, other investors, and many start ups and other companies. Ken started his career at a large law firm in Silicon Valley, and has continued to work in the venture capital world since then. Ken has a degree in business from U.C. Berkeley, and a J.D., cum laude, from University of Chicago Law School.