THOUGHT LEADER .
Bryant Mitchell is Blaqstar’s founder and CEO. He has over 10 years of hands-on management experience in the cannabis industry. In 2013 he established Blaqstar Farms after owning a Los Angeles dispensary where he realized the need for consistent, clean medicinal cannabis. Having learned the outdoor craft while working in Sonoma and with guidance from growers with decades of experience, Bryant built a foundation on growing clean, high quality medicinal cannabis.
Before entering the cannabis industry, he spent sixteen years in business consulting, project management, process design, and operations efficiency services for IBM Strategy, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, and Accenture PLC. In those roles, he advised the world’s largest companies, primarily in the oil and gas industry.
While working as a consultant, he founded as a passion project the Mosaic Bar & Lounge in Houston, Texas, where gained more than four years of compliant retail experience in a regulated industry. Mr. Mitchell holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in business from Prairie View A&M University, a historically black university. Mr. Mitchell currently sits as an active board member of NDICA (National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance) and holds an associate membership on the CMA (Cannabis Minority Alliance).