Our Story

Cannabiz Media manages the award-winning Cannabis Market Intelligence Platform that facilitates growth opportunities, reveals financial insights, and safeguards compliance.
We are a team of real researchers, developers, marketers, and strategists from across the country. Now celebrating our 10 year anniversary, over a third of the current Cannabiz Media team has been together from the start, granting us a staggering amount of expertise. There is nothing artificial about our intelligence!

Our Team

Larry Schwartz

Co-Founder and President

Larry Schwartz is a co-founder and President of Cannabiz Media and directs our sales, business development and technology operations. Larry has guided numerous  media ventures, from start-up through growth, development and maturity, including Tickets.com (Acquired by MLB Advanced Media), Bolenka Games Online (Trivial Pursuit(R) Online), GFI Group (Nasdaq:GFIG – Financial), Wizard World (Publishing), and Patron Technology.

Ed Keating

Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer

Ed Keating is a co-founder of Cannabiz Media and oversees the company’s data research and government relations efforts. He has spent his career working with and advising information companies in the compliance space. Ed has managed product, marketing, and sales while overseeing complex multijurisdictional product lines in the securities, corporate, UCC, safety, environmental, and human resource markets.

Alyssa Gatto

Vice President, Marketing & Client Success

Alyssa manages the Cannabiz Media customer journey from marketing to client success. She has led client relationships and marketing programs large and small for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike spanning industries such as technology, retail, and hospitality.

Davis Thode

Vice President, Sales

Davis Thode has 15 years of experience as a sales professional working in landscaping, hospitality technology, and commercial lighting before entering the cannabis industry in 2017. After earning Cannabiz Media's coveted "Salesperson of the Year" award multiple years running, he stepped into his current leadership role fostering a comprehensive business development machine focused on both new sales and retention.