Ed Schmults joined Calyx Peak in late 2018 and has more than 30 years of experience in global branded consumer products, omni-channel retail, product development, finance, operations, IT and green and socially responsible businesses.
He recognizes the passion and innovation of the cannabis industry and is motivated by the idea of moving customers from an unregulated black market to a market that is tested and taxed at a local level. Not only does he believe in the benefits of cannabis for medicinal and wellness purposes, but he also recognizes that with decriminalization, there is an opportunity for cannabis companies to engage in social justice by helping those with records for criminal possession.
Schmults has leadership experience at some of the world’s best-known consumer brands, including Patagonia (COO) and FAO Schwarz (CEO), where product quality and customer experience drive the brands’ success.
In addition, he has strong operational experience having set up and improved warehouse, logistics and technology infrastructure at five different companies.
Schmults began his career in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Company and spent three years in the New York and London offices working in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.