GreenLight Business Solutions is a Massachusetts based cannabis consulting company comprised of people who understand the pitfalls of the cannabis licensing process. Let our experience help you avoid mistakes, save time, and sleep soundly knowing we’re here to carry the load. Whether your organization’s interest is in the area of growing and cultivation, extracting, testing, edibles, dispensary retail, or financing, GreenLight Business Solutions can assist you through every step of the process.
At GreenLight, we combine more than 30 years of business development experience, 15 years of experience in the cannabis space, and over 20 years of legal and regulatory experience to provide you with a well-rounded approach to navigating the industry’s murky waters and ensure your business achieves everlasting success. With expertise in every step of the process, we are here to ease the burden on entrepreneurs’ way to achieving medical and recreational Cannabis goals.
Chief Cannabis Advisor
Ty, is a Cannabis entrepreneur with a decade of experience and is a leading Cannabis expert. Having success in retail, cultivation, product manufacturing, and distribution, Ty is known for developing sound business models and strategies for Cannabis entrepreneurs both large and small.
During year one of legalization in California, Ty’s experience helped secure three licenses for the company he co-founded, Albert Einstone’s, makers of El Blunto and Simply Stoneade. Ty’s brands are currently supported by over 450 retailers throughout California and Arizona.
Ty is also the co-founder of Chill Hill Bean Company, a Cannabis seed bank, and is regularly testing innovative methodologies in pursuit of perfecting commercial cultivation.
Ricardo H. Correia
Chief Business Advisor
Ricardo has over 25 years of business strategy, organizational development and regulatory compliance, Ricardo brings business success methodologies to this evolving industry space.
Since 1995, Ricardo has worked as an organizational development coach, training and human resources consultant focusing on sports, entertainment and media organizations. In addition to his work with professional sports teams, (NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, USTA, NFL), Ricardo works with corporate Cablevision, HBO, BET, New York Stock Exchange, BURBERRY and many small business clients. He has presented to over 150,000 participants, and over 10,000 professional athletes focusing on professional development and organizational success.
His specialty areas include the development and delivery of training programs for high profile talent, athletes and executives in addition to all levels of corporate staff. He is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, an author and a passionate advocate of Social Equity opportunities. He also addresses organizations, associations, and corporations on the key elements of achieving success both personally and professionally.
Jessica Landress, Esq.
Legal and Equity Advisor
As a licensed attorney in Massachusetts, Jessica receives outstanding endorsements from all those who cross her path, from judges to emerging business owners, Jessica is known to go above and beyond. Her guidance is highly requested as she is always analyzing problems from multiple angles and finding innovative ways to tackle obstacles to provide the best solutions.
Jessica utilizes her background in criminal law, cannabis law, corrections, and legislation processes, to tirelessly advocate for all those whose lives have been unfairly persecuted by the War on Drugs. For three years, Jessica has worked very closely with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission in helping to shape the state’s Social Equity program. She not only creates content to help those in the Social Equity Program understand the licensing process, but she teaches the courses in an easy-to-understand and engaging way leading participants to interact with her long after the courses are over.
Marketing and graphic design are Jessica’s side passions. With years of experience creating content and running successful campaigns, Jessica’s helps clients create and develop strategies to best promote companies and their products.
Areas of expertise include compliance, contract negotiations, business formation, intellectual property, strategic business planning, real estate, branding and marketing, corporate image management, zoning codes, municipal laws, federal marijuana policy, and cannabis legislation.
Barbara Gonzalez, M.Ed
Director of Organizational Development
Originally from Argentina, Barbara is a Boston College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. After graduation, she spent various years as a Director of Operations and coach at the collegiate level while working to obtain two master’s degrees in Education Counseling and Global Education from Providence College. By using her coaching experience, Barbara is able to not only focus on supporting client goals but also rely on her expertise, knowledge, and experience to find unique ways to address client needs. Barbara takes pride on her high attention to detail and problem-solving capabilities. Her extensive educational background, proficiency in Spanish, and love of continuous learning and professional development has prepared her to tackle business issues from a variety of perspectives.
As a self-motivated and passionate leader in the ever-changing world, Barbara fosters a supportive work environment where all voices are heard and celebrated. Her well-rounded understanding of strategy and vision has allowed her to assist her team to quickly and effectively accomplish company goals.
As a former athlete, Barbara is an advocate and supporter of the benefits of cannabis consumption and enthusiastic to see progress in major professional leagues across the country on testing as it pertains to removing cannabis from the performance enhancing drug list. With the continuous booming of the industry, Barbara wants to see marginalized and disproportionally affected individuals be involved and build successful businesses in the cannabis world. At GreenLight, Barbara helps our clients through that process while making sure they are provided with all the tools and knowledge to experience sustainable growth.
Alejandra Alvarez, M.S.
A collaborative effort towards a common goal. (Each one teaches one)
Being honest and having strong moral principles. Doing the right thing especially when no one is looking. (Currency of trust)
Discipline and commitment to a task or purpose. (Stick-to-itiveness)
The pathway to deep understanding. (The pioneer’s compass)