Cannapreneur Team

A team of excellence-driven professionals that have the passion and drive to help entrepreneurs attain success while guiding investors to make more educated decisions and thoughtfully place capital in the cannabis space.
Michael Scott

Michael Scott

Chairman, CEO and Founder

Michael Scott is an entrepreneur, family man, and martial artist with a passion for life. Michael’s core values are Family, Integrity, Helping Others, Leadership, Loyalty. During Michael’s two-decade career in Wealth Management, he became one of the youngest top 1% ranked advisors at Ameriprise Financial. He put his first deal together with the executives of Ameriprise Financial in a seven-figure acquisition that became the company’s first external practice acquisition. Fast forward a handful of years and Michael is now the Founder/Owner of BAM Partners LLC an entrepreneurial holding company of 7 businesses and growing.

Michael’s professional focus has now shifted to the cannabis industry. Michael’s been instrumental in bringing cannabis companies from pitch deck to nine-figure valuations with the infusion of smart capital, strategy, and purpose-driven leadership. Michael and team have developed an extensive lead in replicating “Shark Tank” in cannabis for the Boston area.

Michael’s unique ability is to strategically lead and develop entrepreneurs toward their own values-based excellence. On a personal note, he’s an avid martial artist and loves to teach and train multiple disciplines such as MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and Taekwondo. Michael is happily married to his wife, Kerri, and they share three kids.

Tania Boardman

Tania Boardman

Operations & Administration Leader

Tania has extensive administration, operations, customer service and management experience. Her 20 year background is in financial services where she has worked for Fortune 500 companies providing custodial bank services, insurance and group benefits. Tania’s focus is on administration, operations and Human resources management.

Tania holds a Master’s in Business Management from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She also has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Finance and Marketing concentration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Tania resides in Westborough, Massachusetts with her husband and two kids. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, staying active and volunteering in the community.

Sam Nasrah

Sam Nasrah

Director of Business Development

Sam Nasrah is a 15 veteran of the financial industry with a deep background in bringing in over a half a billion dollars as a top performer in the RIA channel in New England. As Director of Business Development, Sam channels his career experiences presenting to hundreds of financial advisors across the country to speak Cannapreneur Partners’ ecosystem of accredited investors interested in placing private capital in the legal cannabis space.

Sam began his career at Ameriprise Financial in 2004 and later moved to Putnam Investments, where his various positions held over an 11-year career led him to be one of the firm’s top performers in the RIA channel, where he successfully closed over $600M in assets over a three period. From there Sam moved to Merrill Lynch where he worked in tandem with one of the largest internal teams within Merrill’s New England presence.

Sam is an avid New England sports fan and has a passion for cooking, food, and world travel. He speaks Arabic and is a serial entrepreneur with various businesses and investments in real estate and fitness gyms. Sam and his wife live with their three children in Shrewsbury, MA.

Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy

Director of Communication

Dan McCarthy is a seasoned journalist and editor based in Boston covering everything from cannabis to politics to pop culture for a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines from The Boston Globe to Esquire Magazine, The Daily Beast, Leafly News, Boston Magazine, VICE, Pacific Standard, DigBoston, BINJ, Crain’s of New York, and many others. Before joining Cannapreneur Partners, Dan launched the Boston edition of Sensi Magazine, a national cannabis and city lifestyle print and online publication, and served as Managing Editor during his tenure. Additionally, Dan has a rich background in print and digital media sales/branding from years of corporate publishing work in New York City, and previously served as an adjunct lecturer at the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis in Natick MA, a former cannabis industry vocational education and certification institution.

Sequoia Johnson

Sequoia Johnson

Business Analyst

Sequoia Johnson began her career in financial services, but has since pivoted career paths towards entrepreneurship. Her professional experience includes fundraising, market research, and early-stage company analysis. She specializes in marketing strategy and has experience with website development and social media marketing campaigns.

Sequoia graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 2016 and currently attends Wellesley College. She plans to graduate in 2020 with a degree in Economics.

Outside of work, Sequoia enjoys trying new restaurants, visiting art museums, and spending time with her family.

Richard C. Wilson

Richard C. Wilson

Executive Board Member

Richard Wilson is the CEO of Centimillionaire Advisors, LLC, which provides performance-based family office solutions for $100M+ net worth families. He is also the founder and head of the Family Office Club, the largest community of registered family offices globally with over 1,750 private investor members.

In addition to having 6,500 participants attend 25 live conferences hosted per year, various divisions of the Family Office Club include PitchDecks.com, investment certification programs, & investor directories.

Besides haven spoken over 250 times in 14 different countries at industry conferences, Richard also has the #1 bestselling book, most listened to a podcast, and most visited website across the family office industry.

Richard shares insights from his work with clients through his publications, the first book on single-family offices, and the only books written on both how to start a family office, and on centimillionaire investments. His background stretches from an undergraduate degree in business, an M.B.A., and has studied post-Masters psychology through Harvard University’s ALM Division. Richard resides on the island of Key Biscayne, Florida with his wife and three daughters.

Doug Lennick

Doug Lennick

Executive Board Member

Doug Lennick is world-renowned for innovative approaches to developing high performance in individuals and organizations, and is an expert in creating practical applications of human behavior that have yielded great success factors for his clients and partners alike in financial services and other industries.

Doug is a certified financial planner (CFP) and a behavioral financial advisor (BFA) and served as Executive Vice President for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial), where he led an organization of 17,000 to tremendous success. He has been the author or co-author of six books translated across 13 languages and has been referenced in the best sellers Working with Emotional Intelligence and Power of Purpose.

Lennick currently serves as CEO and co-founder of think2perform, a 15+ year-old professional coaching, leadership consulting, and business development services firm that improves the decision-making skills and performance of individuals and organizations. In November 2000, Lennick was honored by Columbia University’s Center for Social and Emotional Education, and is a Fellow at the Carlson Executive Development Center, Carlson School of Management, and University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the prestigious Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. 

Chuck Wachendorfer

Chuck Wachendorfer

Executive Board Member

Chuck Wachendorfer, partner and President, Distribution of think2perform has a two-decade track record of developing leaders, high achievers, and cohesive teams. He has helped organizations build and improve market share, increased client and employee retention and improved the corporate bottom line.

Chuck spent 17 years at American Express and built 10 divisional offices in seven states, working with over 1,000 advisors and staff. At every level and location, performance and results were in the top 5% nationally under his leadership. In 1997, American Express lost over 200 advisors in its most profitable market. American Express senior leadership entrusted Chuck with the largest and most visible rebuilding process in their history. Echoing his past leadership successes, Chuck took the troubled region from last to among the top five in the country within two years.

As a partner with think2perform, Chuck has continued to build on an impressive track record. He has provided leadership and direction for Fortune 500 clients in the areas of financial services, real estate, technology, banking, and other service businesses. Organizations have hired Chuck to further develop their executive leaders, maximize their top line results and increase sales and marketing efforts.

As an experienced turn-around expert, Chuck has served as an “executive-for-hire” for firms in need of crisis leadership. He has also done extensive consulting with privately held firms. His clients have included: American Express, M&I Bank, Ameriprise Financial Services, Comerica Bank, Charles Schwab, and the Financial Planning Association.

He is a sought after national public speaker and has been quoted extensively by national media, including: Investors Business Daily, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Dallas Morning News, Milwaukee Morning News, Detroit Free Press, Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post and other national TV and radio outlets on the subjects of leadership and optimizing performance.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University as well as Advanced Management degrees from the Harvard Business School and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He has also been a certified financial planner for over 20 years. He and his family reside in Vail, Colorado.

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