Leslie Stern is a dynamic business person with over 25 years’ experience marketing innovative products and services, and a passion to help people. As a founding partner of Ingrid Marketing, a Marketing and PR consultancy for companies in the cannabis space, she is proud to be part of the birth of this exciting new industry. Leslie has worked to launch new cannabis brands in California such as Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics, PLUS Products and LaGrandeur, as well as cultivators, dispensaries and industry service organizations. She is especially involved in supporting women- and minority-owned cannabis businesses. In her previous life as a software marketer, Leslie worked for blue-chip companies such as Oracle, HP, and Check Point Software. Leslie holds a B.A. in Computer Science and English Literature from U.C. Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from UCLA. Leslie is also an avid poker player and devout Bruce Springsteen super-fan.