Sara Gullickson is an entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker with more than a decade of experience building and scaling businesses personally and professionally. A multi-state cannabis license holder, Gullickson has a proven track record in identifying new opportunities and infusing traditional business strategies into progressive markets. At age 27, she entered the nascent cannabis space and founded her first venture, consulting firm Dispensary Permits. She went on to build several other ancillary companies tailored to the cannabis industry including a tech platform and turnkey retail model. After eight years serving as CEO across her portfolio of brands, Gullickson sold to a publicly traded company.
Gullickson continues to lend her extensive industry knowledge and credentials as CEO and founder of national consulting firm The Cannabis Business Advisors and streaming platform How to Open a Dispensary. A high-level strategist, she advises stakeholders on corporate structure, financing, and operations to better position their companies for growth and potential exit. Recognized as a Women to Watch and one of the Top 20 Women to Dominate the International Cannabis Space, Gullickson has received numerous accolades for her business contributions. She has been invited to present at the Real Estate Wealth Expos in Los Angeles and Toronto, MJBizCon, Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo, and other speaking circuits focused on high-growth industries. Throughout her career, Gullickson has thrived in an unconventional business landscape, merging her expertise in brokering relationships to cultivate success. Beyond her professional endeavors, Gullickson’s passions include raising her two children and inspiring women to pursue executive leadership.