Dr. Jared Helfant graduated Cum Laude with dual degrees in health science and business from the University of Florida while simultaneously owning and operating a successful college town nightclub and lounge, called Simon’s, in Gainesville. He has since graduated top of his class from NYU dental school and built the TLC Dental brand that includes 5 successful locations in South Florida.
At Sparx, Dr. Helfant applies his expertise to oversee operations, branding, and marketing. With a proven track record of providing top-tier, customer-facing services and long-term strategic planning, his knowledge helps facilitate budget analysis, marketing strategies, and partner relationships.
GMR Executive Spotlight Q&A –
Full birth name: Dr. Jared Noah Helfant
Title: Co-Founder and President
Company: Sparx Cannabis
Years at current company: 1
Education profile: Dr. Jared Helfant graduated Cum Laude with dual degrees in health science and business from the University of Florida. He has since graduated top of his class from New York University Dental School.
Most successful professional accomplishment before cannabis: Help build the TLC Dental brand that includes five successful locations in South Florida.
Company Mission: Sparx Cannabis is a California-grown, vertically-integrated and family-owned lifestyle brand that fits into the everyday life of cannabis consumers across all demographics and backgrounds.
Sparx wants to remove the stigma and stereotypes that are associated with cannabis by showing how cannabis fits into the motto “Everyone, Everyday.” Sparx Cannabis strives to provide the highest quality, premium product through state-of-the-art technology and innovations that continue to move the industry forward.
Company’s most successful achievement: Raising $10,000,000 in Series A funding to help expand the company’s footprint, hire more hard working employees and give back to the community.
Has the company raised any capital (yes or no): Yes
If so, how much?: $10,000,000 in Series A funding was announced this month (June 2019)
Any plans on raising capital in the future? We do plan to raise additional capital in the future, but right now we are focused on utilizing our most recent Series A funding of $10 million.
Most important company 5 year goal: In five years, Sparx Cannabis hopes to expand our footprint into multiple markets across California and potentially the country depending on how regulations change.