Stem Holdings Inc. Hires Former Sales Executive from Nike’s Jordan Brand, Eugene (Geno) Purtell, as Oregon Director of Sales

BOCA RATON, November 2, 2018 - Stem Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: STMH CSE: STEM) (the Company or Stem), is excited to announce the hiring of Geno Purtell to serve as Stem’s Oregon Director of Sales. As a former Nike executive, Geno brings over 20 years of extensive sales experience to Stem and is looking forward to making the transition into the cannabis industry. Before leaving Nike in 2017, Geno worked as a Strategic Sales Rep, a Product Line Sales Manager, the European Divisional Sales Manager in Amsterdam, as well as the Strategic Account Director for New York City.  Most recently, Mr. Purtell was the Jordan Brand Sales Director for strategic accounts. 

 “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be part of this burgeoning industry,” says Geno.  “I have over 30 years of strategic selling experience to share with Stem, and I know my expertise will help Stem’s brands increase sales throughout Oregon.

 Geno will work with both TJ’s Gardens and Yerba Buena with the goal to build a robust sales initiative for both brands’ products. In addition, he will be tasked with helping to sell incredibles’ products, Cannavore caramels, G Pen vaporizers, and Tinctures by TJ’s throughout the State of Oregon.

 “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Geno join our team,” says Geoff Ostrove, National Director of Business Development for Stem. “We believe that his skills and experience will be extremely valuable as Stem continues to grow their brand market share within the Oregon cannabis industry.”

 With the addition of Geno Purtell, as well as the recent acquisition of Yerba Buena, Stem continues to position itself as one of the leading cannabis companies in Oregon.

“We will be leaders in this industry and we will continue to stay focused on healthy, profitable, and sustainable growth for Stem’s brands and retail partners,” says Geno. “As Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it’ and at Stem, our plan is to do just that - to help create the future by only selling the highest-quality products in the cannabis industry.”

About Stem Holdings Inc.

Stem has positioned itself as a leader in the U.S. cannabis industry by building and operating state-of-the-art cannabis licensed solutions that include: cultivation, processing and retail properties across multiple U.S. markets. As one of the most innovative cannabis companies, Stem operates, acquires and improves properties for cannabis industry operators and provides turn-key vertically integrated solutions including but not limited to marijuana and hemp cultivation, extraction, infused products and processing. These cannabis entities have developed an extensive portfolio of award-winning consumer-facing brands such as TJ’s Gardens, Yerba Buena®, Cannavore®, incredibles®, Dose-ology and Green T-Farms. For more information, visit


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