Welby Evangelista, President
Mr. Evangelista brings over 20-years of enterprise development and management experience in technology, financial services, web development, software, online sales, direct sales and marketing, energy, trucking, logistics, real estate, retail, restaurant, fintech, and international commodities trading. He successfully started and built several companies including Eliot Management Group (EMG), a $120 million-a-year financial services enterprise he co-founded in 1997 that managed over $1.5 billion in electronic transactions with over 30,000 business clients from 30 offices throughout the United States that housed over 800 employees.
Eliot Management Group was acquired by private equity firm Lindsey, Goldberg, and Bessemer in 2005 and Mr. Evangelista continued as the Executive Vice President of Business Development until 2010. Mr. Evangelista entered the cannabis market in 2014 developing and launching medical marijuana cultivation, dispensary, and distribution enterprises in Nevada and Michigan. In 2015, Mr. Evangelista invested in the Tweed Leaf joined Mr. Kaweske to bring their collective vision of creating and developing a dynamic multi-state and vertically integrated enterprise to fruition.