OUR Cannabis Practice

Our cannabis practice builds upon our 6-year track record of placing top-tier executives and managers with some of the leading consumer brands and investment firms, as well as high growth start-ups. Our talent network includes seasoned leaders who are new to cannabis, as well as those who have previous cannabis experience.

SAMPLE CANNABIS CANDIDATES

Prokanga A is an entrepreneurial, cross-functional team leader with 17 years of marketing leadership experience. Most recently, she served as Head of Marketing for a leading cannabis delivery brand, where she developed the strategy to build the service into a lifestyle brand, and executed advertising campaigns that grew first deliveries and revenue 30% and YOY web traffic 63% in 6 months. Prior to working in cannabis, she led brand marketing for a global travel brand and co-founded an events company that was acquired by a leading media brand.

Prokanga B holds an MBA from UCLA and has spent the last 4 years providing advisory, outsourced CFO and business management services to start-ups in the cannabis industry. Prior to working in cannabis, she developed her strategy and analytics experience in a variety of consumer finance and risk management roles where she led several cross-functional initiatives involving quantitative analysis, vendor onboarding and management, operations procedure setting and oversight.

Prokanga C is a Wharton MBA with a 30+ year track record as a strategic marketing executive whose skill set includes digital, mobile, social, CRM and data analytics. He has been a CEO and VP of Marketing & Business Development for several large media companies. Earlier in his career, as Group Brand Director for a top CPG company, he revitalized the company’s flagship brand, helping to maintain its position as number one in its category.

Prokanga D is a seasoned marketer with a lifelong commitment to social & environmental impact. He began his career as Executive Director of a technology nonprofit, and after earning his MBA from UC Berkeley, has spent that last 13 years in brand management for several large consumer packaged goods companies. He has consulted with several B2C cannabis brands and is available for part-time and project-based work.

 

 

HOW DO I Start the Prokanga HIRING Process?

Please fill out this brief form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly to review your specific needs, timing and budget.

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What are Prokanga's fees?

Regardless of whether you are hiring for a project or ongoing role, you will be charged a minimal engagement fee to begin the search process. For project/fixed scope work, the engagement fee includes introductions to 2-3 Prokangas who have the experience and availability to execute your project on the budget and timeline that you indicated. This is the full extent of fees charged to clients on project/fixed scope engagements.

When Prokanga acts as a recruiter for a full-time or ongoing position where the Prokanga will be transferred to the client payroll, an upfront fee is due at the start of the Prokanga's employment.

Fee discounts and waivers are available to early stage companies based on level of funding and to 501c3 organizations. Please contact us at info@prokanga.com for details of these programs.

 

I FOUND A PROFESSIONAL TO WORK WITH THROUGH PROKANGA. HOW DO I PAY THEM?

All payments are made directly to Prokanga based on project milestones or hours billed. You will be invoiced by Prokanga based on the timing outlined in your Project Scope, and payment terms are 7-14 days depending on the size of the project or scale of the role.

This structure allows our clients to treat Prokanga as a W9 vendor and avoid the accounting cost of managing independent consultants. All employee tax documentation (1099, W2, etc) is handled by Prokanga.

 

I KNOW I NEED SOME HELP WITH MY BUSINESS - BUT I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL I NEED. CAN PROKANGA HELP ME?

Absolutely! This is one of the most common questions that we hear from small business clients who aren't sure how to take the next step in growing their business. Please drop us an email at jamie@prokanga.com or lesley@prokanga.com summarizing your business situation, and we'll work with you to identify the type of external professionals that you need to engage.