Jeffrey Graham, CEO, Sitka Hash House
Jeffrey Graham is a California-based attorney and business professional with 30 years of experience in finance and corporate affairs. Since assuming the role of CEO at Sitka Hash House, he led the company’s recapitalization to facilitate expansion of the brand to statewide distribution in California. Throughout his career, he has achieved positive results in various sectors including education, entertainment, and real estate. Also an avid student of American literature and constitutional law, Jeff has taught at a university in Europe and middle and high schools in Southern California.
Full birth name: Jeffrey Graham
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Sitka Hash House, sitkagold.com
Years at current company: 3
Education profile: Graham is a graduate of Brown University (B.A.), Loyola Marymount (M.A., English), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis:
Prior to the cannabis business, Graham focused on education as director of a Rudolf Steiner school, COO of a foundation-funded developer of school facilities for high-quality charter school operators serving at-risk urban populations, and executive director of the Los Angeles office for a community development financing institution. Graham helped create over 12,000 public school seats to help low-income communities and 300 private school seats, as well as facilities for non-profits serving low income communities by raising and leveraging many millions of dollars. As a real estate lawyer and developer, Graham built several hundred residential units, an award winning transit oriented village, and assembled and managed a $250 million multi-state commercial real estate portfolio. And as a key advisor, Graham assisted the recapitalizations of two New York Stock Exchange companies: Fairfield Communities and US Home.
Company Mission: Sitka’s mission is to be recognized as the premier maker of hashish across the USA. Sitka aims to maximize the smoking experience through highly crafted Sitka Goods and Glass products supported by education and outreach for consumers and businesses looking to maximize engagement with the growing hashish market.
Company’s most successful achievement: Product quality and innovation, evidenced by the fact that Sitka makes 9 of the top 10 selling hash products in Washington State. Sitka has expanded into California. Sitka has a diverse and inclusive corporate culture and a healthy environment where people are excited to come to work.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes
if so, how much?: $1,500,000
Any plans on raising capital in the future? Not at present, but will if, as, and should the need arise.
Most important company 5-year goal: To establish Sitka as the leading hashish brand, bar none, in the US and build a positive cash flow business to expand beyond Washington and California while continuing to innovate around cannabis products, glass and goods, to engage and educate the consumer.