BRONZE Sponsor – Cirrata
Cirrata is a team of influential entrepreneurs from the cannabis, legal, tech, financial, & marketing industries offering highest-level access & insight into the developing multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Cirrata offers an array of crucial formation solutions including financial services, creative design, license application support, and overall strategic advisory support for cannabis-related businesses across the United States.
Cirrata is a proud member of both the NCIA (National Cannabis Industry Association and CCIA (California Cannabis Industry Association)
Meet our team
Dave Yeager recently concluded his 5-year tenure at Apple to embark on his new chapter as Co-founder of Cirrata. Dave served as the Director of Content Operations for Beats Music and was a lead executive in the 2014 acquisition by Apple for $3.2 Billion. He then served as the Global Business Analyst and was a key asset in the global launch, strategy and growth of Apple Music. He leveraged music analytics domain expertise for internal/ external stakeholders; guided decisions on business strategy, customer experience, and strategic opportunities; and built data-based narratives to improve user engagement and retention. Dave holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University with a concentration in Marketing, a B.S. in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an A.S. in Recording Arts from Full Sail University.
Lance Ott, CPP, Co-founder of Cirrata, is a 20-year veteran of the cannabis, banking and financial services industries with an expertise in FinTech, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), merchant services, operations, compliance and consulting. His previous held positions as CEO of Guardian Data Systems and Director at National Bank of California enabled him to become a Certified Payments Professional “CPP” through the Electronic Transactions Association. Lance was ranked #38 in the top 100 most influential cannabis business executives by Cannabis Business Executive. He is a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and is currently serving his fourth term as a member of the Board of Directors. Lance also serves on the Regulatory Advisory Board for the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, as well as the West Hollywood Bank Working Group.
Steve Baghoomian, Esq., is a Co-Founder for Cirrata and is widely recognized in the cannabis industry as “the expert who experts turn to.” He has dedicated his legal career to licensing and compliance in some of the most heavily regulated fields, including cannabis, healthcare, and consumer financial products.
Along with this extensive cannabis-specific background, Steve has litigated 9 figure cases on behalf of clients against the federal government and represented clients in front of various state agencies including the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Alcohol Beverage Control Appeals Board. Finally, Steve is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a proud member of the Burbank Civil Service Board.
Colton Dane Lasater, Co-founder of Cirrata, is an accomplished Creative Director with a background in building brands, developing their story, and creating their visual identity. Colton began his career in the entertainment industry where he gained a decade of creative experience. He later founded an eponymous luxury women’s fashion label, Colton Dane, where he lead design, development, production, and sales teams.
His label quickly gained a celebrity following and his collections have been worn by Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian, and Lauren Conrad among many others. He has been featured in prominent publications such as Vanity Fair, US Weekly, and People Magazine. With two decades of dynamic professional experience, Colton has been commissioned to build brands in the software, music, cannabis, and health & beauty industries.
Charlie Christopher is a Co-Founder of Cirrata where he lends his extensive knowledge from being both an entrepreneur as well as a securities analyst. As VP of Finance, Charlie combines his skills to assist clients through the application process, ongoing operations, and exit strategies. Prior to joining Cirrata, Charlie co-founded a luxury women’s ready-to-wear label where he oversaw two separate rounds of funding as CFO. He has consulted numerous clients in the cannabis, construction, music, financial services and software industries in which his primary focus was on information systems, optimization, cash forecasting, securities offerings, licensing and capital allocation.