At 31, Rosner has found success in nearly every segment of the industry. He started working as a budtender for a California dispensary when he was 18, climbing the ladder to become a manager before too long. When Washington’s first adult-use cannabis stores opened in 2014, Rosner headed north to handle inventory management, then marketing for a retailer in Port Orchard. In 2015, he co-founded Black Label Cannabis, state-licensed producer/processor, before leaving to use his experience and expansive network to start Aficionado Consulting.
“Over all these years I have saved every phone number, business card, kept in touch with people and that’s what it’s all about, connecting the dots with this network and connecting people with what they are looking for,” Rosner says. “We’ve been really busy.”
On top of his cultivation, retail, marketing, quality assurance, compliance, licensing and operations experience, Rosner’s company has become a hub that connects vendors with retail and wholesale buyers. He has a network of 250 buyers in Washington and sells approximately $225,000 of wholesale product and an estimated $70,000 of retail product every month for his clients.
The company has expanded at such a pace that Rosner brought on two partners, one to handle cultivation, IT and compliance consulting and another to handle business structure, administration and operations consulting.