NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Viridian Capital Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the legal cannabis marketplace, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Tuskan has joined our advisory board.
With over 15 years of corporate security experience as Senior Director of Global Security at the Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Tuskan is a recognized global leader in enterprise security. He has led the Microsoft global enterprise security teams across a number of critical areas, including: physical security operations, technology, intelligence, solution & tools, cloud technology, safety and compliance, communications, retail security, event security and business development. He also led the strategic planning and implementation of Microsoft's Global Security Operations Centers and is a member of the Microsoft Worldwide Public Safety and Justice Advisory Council.
Mr. Tuskan has over 28 years of experience in law enforcement and in the private security sector. He is a subject matter expert in physical security technology (software solutions and integration) and investigations (major crimes, threat management / workplace violence mitigation, asset protection, fraud, compliance, and theft). He spent over 12 years in law enforcement with the City of Redmond Police Department (Washington) and the Honolulu Police Department (Hawaii). During his distinguished law enforcement career, he served as a patrol officer, ATV specialized unit, Specialized Services SWAT tactical team member, criminal intelligence, undercover narcotics detective, and major crimes detective.
Scott Greiper, President and Founder of Viridian, commented, "Brian Tuskan is a renowned figure in the world of enterprise security and an expert in the integration of safety/security/compliance technologies within a secure cloud environment. Cannabis businesses are facing an ever evolving set of requirements that full under safety, security and compliance. With the recent announcement that Microsoft will be teaming with a software provider in the cannabis industry to offer cloud based (Microsoft Azure) compliance solutions to governments, we thought it was time to bring Brian aboard the Viridian team. His world-class expertise will bring tremendous value to the cannabis industry, our practice and our clients."
Mr. Tuskan stated, "I have known and worked with Scott Greiper for some time and have watched him build Viridian Capital Advisors into a market leader. I'm excited to join the Viridian team and offer my experience and insight to both Viridian and its clients."
About Viridian Capital Advisors
Viridian Capital Advisors is a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market. We provide market intelligence, investment banking, investor relations, and corporate development services to emerging growth companies and qualified investors in the cannabis sector. Our banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps to position and build their businesses. Our team's decades of high level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street in a variety of emerging sectors allows us to provide comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential.
Viridian Capital Advisors
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