• A cannabis CEO who led turnarounds at FAO Schwarz and Patagonia explains why he's looking to poach 'nimble' people from small companies - rather than big-name execs

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Ed Schmults, a former executive who spent years at Patagonia and orchestrated a number of turnarounds - including storied toy retailer FAO Schwarz - was recruited by a headhunter to become the CEO of cannabis firm Calyx Peak Capital.
    Schmults is now building out his team. He said in an interview with Business Insider he's looking for candidates from smaller companies, who can move fast with little support because the industry is "evolving almost daily."
    "I'm looking for people with the quintessential entrepreneurial experience," Schmults said.
    When veteran retail executive Ed Schmults...
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