Executive Spotlight: Carrie Solomon

Full name: Carrie Solomon

Title: CEO

Company: Greater Goods

(The Initiative is the world’s first accelerator program specifically for women cannabis entrepreneurs and executives and Greater Goods was one of the companies first to complete the program.)

Greater Goods makes wonderful, happy CBD things. Innovative, creative, and defiantly optimistic, Greater Goods is on a mission to rescue the world from the mundane and free everyone from the conventional expectations of CBD. Every product is crafted by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon, using tasty, conscientious, ingredients and organically cultivated full-spectrum hemp oil for the best quality, flavor, and experience.  Every batch is tested through a certified, local facility.

Years at current company: Greater Goods just launched in summer 2019, however, I have been the co-founder, with my husband Jody, of our sister cannabis company, Leif Goods, since 2014.

Education profile: 

MFA Design, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

BA Philosophy, Bard College, Annandale, NY

Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: 

When I decided to apply to graduate school in design, I was probably one of the least experienced applicants to apply in terms of design experience in the professional realm. With a background in the arts and philosophy, the program took a chance on me and I could not have been prouder to be accepted into such a high-level program with so many illustrious educators. Graduating from that program with confidence, along with a compelling thesis focused on product design, was an enormous win for me in my design career.

Company Mission: 

Innovative, creative, and defiantly optimistic, Greater Goods is on a mission to rescue the world from the mundane and free the masses from the conventional expectations of CBD. Every product is crafted by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon, using tasty, conscientious ingredients and organically cultivated full-spectrum hemp oil for the best quality, flavor, and experience.

Company’s most successful achievement: 

Having just launched in the Summer of 2019, Greater Goods is already in eight states and about to be carried by a large, respected chain of grocery stores in the PNW and California. This rapid exposure to customers is a huge accomplishment, all done directly with buyers and no sales force other than the founders working hard to make it happen.

Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): 

Yes

if so, how much?: 

Undisclosed

Any plans on raising capital in the future? 

Yes

Most important company 5-year goal: 

The goals of the company are two-fold: 1) To become a household name on the national level as a trusted source for hemp CBD products, all while inspiring consumers to enjoy their consumption; 2) Potential acquisition or partnership with a larger brand to ensure Greater Goods becomes a staple in the CBD pantry and wellness toolkit.

For a full list of products, stockists, and to shop Greater Goods, please visit: https://www.hellogreater.com

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