Retail Operations Expert
Tyler Stratford provides vast hands-on expertise to clients in operations readiness, from staff development and training to the strategic implementation of key business platforms and Standard Operating Procedures.
His knowledge of the medical and recreational cannabis industry started in 2011 after serving four years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry SGT in The Old Guard. He started working in his family’s dispensary and cultivation operation that was one of the first in Colorado, where he managed cultivation and served as Dispensary Director. Tyler later expanded his knowledge and experience through technical and operational consulting at a leading industry software company.
In 2017, Tyler joined the Canna Advisors team and brings his successful, extensive experience of working in nearly every legal cannabis market in both the U.S. and internationally. He has trained operators and started up over 300 cannabis businesses, and he has had the pleasure of opening the very first cannabis dispensaries in 6 states. Tyler serves on the NCIA’s newly-formed Retail Committee, which focuses on best practices for operating a retail storefront in the cannabis industry. He also enjoys educating audiences at high-profile cannabis events and conferences across the country.
When he is not helping clients or busy building the industry, you can find Tyler on the soccer field with his fiercely competitive Harpo’s FC men’s semi-professional soccer team or enjoying music with his friends and family.