Joe Caltabiano is a respected and important voice in today’s emergent cannabis industry and regularly provides guidance to startups and established companies alike. Uncovering opportunities even during a bear market, Caltabiano draws from his extensive financial expertise in retail, real estate, operations and the regulated cannabis industry.
As co-founder of Cresco Labs, Caltabiano expanded the company from a small start-up with big ideas to one of the most influential and profitable Multi-state Operators in the U.S. Cresco Labs is now a public company operating in eleven states with more than 1,800 employees. In addition to running all the revenue-generating activities at the company, Caltabiano launched the Sunnyside retail brand and the operator’s house of industry-leading brands including Cresco, Remedi, Reserve and Mindy’s edibles.
Before co-founding Cresco, Caltabiano served as senior vice president of mortgage banking at Guaranteed Rate, one of the most trusted mortgage providers in the U.S. During his time at Guaranteed Rate, Caltabiano closed over $2.5 billion in loan volume and was ranked in the top 100 loan officers for 10 consecutive years, reaching No. 3 in closed loan volume.