Brian Staffa

Partner & Chief Operator, BSC Group

While many cannabis professionals will tell you they’re surprised to find themselves in the cannabis industry, Brian’s involvement is no accident. The entrepreneurial fire that sparked several successful non-cannabis related companies has created opportunities spanning from corporate grows to tech startups to private equity funds.

Brian is a partner and Chief Operator of BSC Group, a distinguished cannabis consulting and operational management firm that focuses on scalability, automation, risk reduction, and efficiency. The firm brings together a unique collection of experts and best practices from mature industries like commercial ag, food/beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, and combines them with best practices from the most efficient and most profitable cannabis operators in North America. BSC positions clients to become and remain competitive as the industry grows and consolidates, with the ultimate goal of reaching the lowest production cost possible for high quality products within an optimized, well-scaled operation.

Experience gained while leading cannabis conglomerate Palliatech through the build out and licensing phases of their vertically-integrated flagship facility in NJ, served as a catalyst, allowing Brian to perfect process operations from blueprint to sale. He has since traveled across North America, and recently Africa & Europe, working with current and future operators as well as investment funds.

He has toured and assessed over 100 different facilities, including one of the largest retail dispensaries in the US, the largest cultivator and processor in Canada, and the largest license holder in the US. Brian has consulted for both cannabis license applicants and operations in 24 of the 29 legal states, three Canadian provinces, and a handful of other countries abroad.

He currently serves on the ASTM committee responsible for writing operational standards for the cannabis industry, and is an adviser to several plant-touching entities including Sun Grown Zero.