Ruth Epstein currently serves as CEO and Chairwoman of BGP Acquisition Corp., a $115 million cannabis-focused SPAC that is listed on the Neo and the OTC. She co-founded BGP Advisors, a boutique business and financial advisory firm, providing capital raising and strategic advisory services to companies in the legal cannabis industry in 2017. She recently served as President and CFO of Tuscan Holdings Corp., a $276 million Nasdaq-listed SPAC that successfully merged with Microvast Holdings, Inc. in July 2021. She is also a director of WLDKAT, a skincare and beauty company. Ruth previously served as interim CFO/COO of Treez, Inc. a leading software provider to dispensaries. Ruth holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and spent ten years in investment banking with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and San Francisco, where she was extensively involved in executing both public and private equity and debt offerings and M&A transactions. Ruth has also served as COO for Bigelow Capital hedge fund, and for BridgePark Advisors, an M&A boutique. She has also been an Independent film producer and raised capital for an independent film fund and served as SVP of Business Development for Holt Media Companies, where she sourced and executed M&A transactions.