Mr. Feinstein has been actively involved in the cannabis industry since 2013. At Pineapple Express, he manages sourcing investment opportunities, joint venture relationships, and identifies acquisition targets.
He is also responsible for assuring the various components of the company’s portfolio either have or develop the necessary infrastructure to support the company’s future branded chain of cannabis retail stores, cultivation centers, processing facilities, and products.
Prior to forming Pineapple Express, Mr. Feinstein was Vice President and board member of a publicly traded ancillary service provider to the cannabis industry, where he was responsible for developing client relationships and assisting them throughout the licensing process for canna-businesses. After securing his clients their licenses, Mr. Feinstein would manage the process of site selection, buildout, and training for each client. Mr. Feinstein has assisted clients in securing their cannabis dispensary licenses in Nevada, California, Washington, Oregon, and Illinois.
Backed by more than 25 years of experience in consumer product manufacturing, distribution, and national retail operations, Mr. Feinstein has led as the Director of Technical Service Operations at MinuteKey from 2011 to 2012; Operational Supervisor at Redbox from 2009 to 2011; President and Founder of Starlight Home Entertainment, a leading independent DVD sales, marketing, and distribution company from 2001 to 2008; Managing Director of Consumer Services at urbanfetch from 1999 to 2000; and Vice President of Franchisor Military Rent-All and Marbles Entertainment retail chains from 1991 to 1999.
Mr. Feinstein earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1991 from the University of California, Berkeley.