President & CEO
Green Thumb Indsutries (GTI)

Wendy Berger

Wendy Berger has served as a Director of the Board since February 2015. Wendy brings decades of experience in strategic planning, execution, and exits for rapid growth start-ups. Ms. Berger is CEO and Founder of WBS Equities, LLC, a real estate development firm she founded in 2004, which specializes in ground up construction, renovations and sale lease back transactions of food manufacturing and food distribution facilities. In addition to a tenured career in real estate, Ms. Berger spent 10 years launching and building high tech start-ups. Wendy co-founded and was COO of Neoglyphics Media Corporation, one of the country’s first website development firms where she was integral in successfully scaling the organization before it was sold. Ms. Berger was employee number 11 at Orbitz, the travel website founded in 2000 by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest and United Airlines, where she was Director of Strategic Enterprise Planning. Over the last 28 years Ms. Berger has been involved in the real estate business as a lender, property manager, broker and consultant, as well as an investor. Wendy began her career at American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago (a subsidiary of First Chicago, now JP Morgan Chase) in Commercial Lending and then several years as a principal with Berger Realty Group, an 80-year-old family owned real estate business where she focused on residential and industrial property management and development. Wendy earned her MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She received a B.S., cum laude, in Finance and Marketing from Syracuse University. Wendy is an avid triathlete, having completed 39 Olympic distance triathlons and 13 half marathons. Wendy is a frequent speaker on Cannabis and Cannabis related real estate.

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