The Team

Budding Equity Inc. (BEi), through its Licensing & Consumer Products, Asset Management, and Content divisions, has changed how the markets look at accessing and investing in the cannabis industry. Founded in 2015, BEi has emerged as an industry leader, partnering with major brands on licensing and marketing cannabis accessories, providing asset management guidance and educating senior executives on navigating this new and complex business. Budding Equity Inc.’s unique expertise in both the regulatory and cultural aspects of the burgeoning cannabis market has cemented its reputation as the credible market resource in an industry that is not yet well understood.

Dan Rubin


Budding Equity Inc.

Dan Rubin is CEO of Budding Equity Inc. Dan’s expertise in identifying emerging markets and investment opportunities, combined with his deep knowledge of creating corporate and product identities, generating marketing channels, and stimulating corporate growth has provided him with a unique perspective on the emerging cannabis market – a perspective that he has leveraged to build a forward-thinking company specializing in licensing and channel development within the cannabis space.
Prior to founding Budding Equity, Dan was a prominent marketing executive within the investment management sector, leading the marketing and business development function at several leading Canadian investment firms. Over the length of his tenure in the financial management space, Dan raised over $9 billion in assets and was the recipient of numerous awards, including Morningstar’s ETF Initiative of the Year.

Jason Wilson


Budding Equity Asset
Management Inc.

Jason Wilson is the president of Budding Equity Asset Management Inc. (“BEAM”). Prior to joining, Jason was Managing Director at Chicago-based investment bank, Incapital LLC, where he oversaw several strategic initiatives, including the expansion of its distribution and structured products platform, the creation of Incapital’s annuities and unit trust divisions, and the development of foreign operations in the United Kingdom and Canada. Previous to that, Jason held positions as Director, Cross Asset Solutions, at Societe Generale and Executive Director, Equity & Commodity Structured Products, at CIBC World Markets. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets, Jason was an associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP, where he worked in the firm’s structured finance and financial products group. Prior to his employment experience, Jason was a member of the Canadian Forces, and is a recipient of the Gulf and Kuwait Medal, awarded for engaging in direct combat during the Gulf War in 1991.

Robert Klein


Budding Equity Inc.

Robert Klein has significant experience in raising assets for Alternative investment vehicles and has developed first-class products for the past 13 years.  He has led global distribution efforts and product development initiatives. Robert’s main efforts have concentrated on raising assets for family offices, pensions, endowments, and investment advisors.

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