The partners at Sensible Alternative Investments have decades of experience as senior professionals investing in and managing high growth, high performance companies, coupled with unique expertise in evaluating pharmacological extraction and delivery mechanisms. SAI is uniquely positioned to apply these institutional quality skills to investing in the emerging cannabis market, and as industry insiders, SAI possesses a distinct advantage in sourcing, executing and managing successful investments within the cannabis industry.
Founder and Managing Partner
Marty has over 30 years experience working at major Wall Street banking and investment firms. A seasoned dealmaker with a focus on high net worth individuals, he has built successful billion-dollar business units and multi-billion-dollar client service organizations. Marty has an extensive and longstanding network of contacts with leading professionals and national spokespeople in the cannabis industry
Mark has over 25 years experience as an investment banker and senior executive at global firms including Fidelity Investments, Hambrecht and Quist, and JPMorgan. A frequent presenter at trade organizations, Mark has lectured on entrepreneurial finance at leading business schools, such as Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck, and served as a Senior Judge at the Harvard Business School Venture Competition for 15 years.
Robert W. Lally
Rob has been involved in the medical marijuana industry since 2011 and has extensive experience successfully operating startup businesses. Mr. Lally is the CEO of Commerce Real Estate LLC, a multi-disciplined real estate company that builds-out and leases state-of-the-art completely turnkey cultivation, production and dispensary facilities to state licensed cannabis tenants. Currently Mr. Lally has over 110,000 square feet of cannabis related facilities in operation or under construction in four states including Washington, Massachusetts, Nevada and Hawaii.
Linda has a long track record as a successful CEO with a passion for growing high-performing companies, most recently at Fidelity Investments where she served for more than 20 years building and managing billion-dollar plus services organizations.
Allen St. Pierre
Allen St. Pierre is the former executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the country's oldest and largest anti-prohibition organization, where he served as ED from 2006-2016. Allen is also the founding executive director of the NORML Foundation. He continues to serve both non-profit organizations as a board member and active donor.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 25 years of experience as a CFO and financial executive, Scot possesses deep expertise in managing the operational, financial and administrative efforts of growth companies. He was instrumental in guiding them through various paths of fund raising and growth leading to liquidity events including IPOs and acquisitions. He also was involved in dozens of investments and acquisitions while at these companies.
Special Science Advisor
Steve has had a productive career in medical and pharmaceutical research, including holding senior positions at Harvard Medical School, and Glaxo Wellcome. He has publications in the fields of virology, oncology and inflammation and also holds multiple patents in the development of novel drug delivery technologies.
Jade has an extensive background in social media marketing and promoting startup and established businesses using her extensive experience as a professional photographer, model, and media artist. By merging her networking and media art skills, Jade brings a unique millennial perspective to the company.