Joseph “Joe” Caltabiano has proven repeatedly that he is a jack of all trades. He spent years in the conventional business world and made a name for himself in the mortgage lending industry, proving to be a natural in the world of restructuring and finance. For Caltabiano, the acceptance of the U.S. Cannabis Industry Game Changer Award proved that he can do anything he sets his mind to, including entering a fledgling space and dominating it.
As the CEO of Choice Consolidation Corp, Caltabiano commands a full schedule as a public speaker and a frequent contributor to media sources like Vice, Bloomberg, Green Entrepreneur, and Marijuana Business Magazine. He is also a mentor and has earned himself a reputation for being the first to offer advice to upcoming entrepreneurs looking for guidance.
Prior to this position, Caltabiano was the co-founder and president of Cresco Labs. During his tenure at the firm, Caltabiano led Cresco through numerous rounds of multimillion-dollar capital raises, including the company’s initial raise. In addition to running all the revenue-generating activities at the company, Caltabiano launched the Sunnyside retail brand and applied its wellness theme to Cresco’s existing dispensaries and their consolidated product offerings. He also led brand building at Cresco Labs, launching the operator’s house of industry-leading brands including Cresco, Remedi, Reserve, High Supply, Good News and Mindy’s edibles.
Philanthropy is also an essential aspect of Caltabiano’s life, especially when it touches a cause near and dear to his heart. After being stricken with and surviving leukemia as a child, he vowed to consistently support organizations and projects that assist people in their fight against cancer. He has contributed to the Gateway for Cancer Research, the Imerman Angels cancer support network, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House. He was voted Man of the Year by the Chicago Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2008, and he has raised more than a million dollars for their organization.
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