Akright brings financial controls expertise for publicly traded companies, including financial reporting requirements, budgeting, and forecasting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lafayette, Colo., (August 14, 2019) – urban-gro, Inc., a leading agricultural solutions and technology company that works with leading commercial cannabis cultivators around the world, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard (Dick) Akright as Chief Financial Officer (Interim), effective August 9, 2019.
“With career experience spanning from Deloitte & Touche to CFO roles in both privately held and publicly traded companies, Dick is a natural fit for urban-gro as a publicly trading company. Throughout the past several months, Dick has contributed to the urban-gro team as an engaged, hands-on leader,” says Bradley Nattrass, CEO of urban-gro. “As Dick formally steps into the CFO role, we express our gratitude to former CFO Bob Pullar for his contributions to the company and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Dick’s experience working with executive teams to improve operating performance, negotiate bank financing, interact with external audit firms, and evaluate acquisition opportunities will benefit urban-gro significantly in the weeks and months ahead. Dick will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting requirements for all urban-gro business platforms, as well as financial controls, budgeting, and forecasting that will enable urban-gro to fully utilize its financial resources, while providing value for investors.
“Having offered financial consulting for urban-gro since spring 2019, I have seen a company that is committed to ongoing improvement and the adoption of best practices to ensure the company’s value is maximized for investors,” says Dick. “I look forward to working with the leadership and accounting teams to build upon the existing infrastructure.”
urban-gro is a leading agricultural solutions and technology company focused on serving commercial cultivators around the world. By combining its four business platforms—cultivation systems & design, cultivation optimization & technical support, environmental science, and technology—urban-gro provides integrated solutions for today’s commercial cannabis cultivators. The company’s technology platform, Soleil®, delivers micro climate intelligence using wireless, high-resolution sense technology. Cultivators are able to use the data reported to take action to protect their high value crops and optimize operations. urban-gro is recognized as one of the cannabis industry’s fastest growing companies. Visit urban-gro.com and soleiltech.ag to learn more. Follow urban-gro on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow Soleil on Instagram.
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