Chris Jones is a cannabis industry professional involved in strategy, finance, operations and negotiations. He has been actively involved in multiple large-scale investments and acquisitions, including the Cresco Labs acquisition of Origin House. Chris is also a mentor and public speaker at Leaf Forward, a cannabis accelerator program based in Toronto. Before he started his career in the cannabis industry, Chris built his finance and business development experience at two global construction companies based in Canada: EllisDon and Aecon. Previous to that, he led business development and negotiations for a boutique trial-focused law firm in Toronto.