Randy Shipley is the Chief Strategy Officer of GroAdvisor and also serves as Vice-President of Sales and as a member of the executive leadership team at VividGro. GroAdvisor provides supply chain management and solutions to cultivation operations through a cooperative of industry leaders in environmental services, lighting, building structures and green technologies that assists cultivators in fast-start build-outs with maximum ROI.
A cannabis industry veteran, Randy turned in 2014 towards what he believes is the largest growth industry opportunity in the world – the cannabis industry. He was a founder of the Marijuana Investor Summit, held appropriately on 4/20/2015 in Denver where the first CannaPitch was held before an audience of 1000+. This helped launch other summits and expos each featuring educational workshops including the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas, the California Cannabis Business Expo, and the Cannabis Capital Summit in Las Vegas. He successfully exited this business with the sale of his cannabis businesses to MJIC Inc where he served as Chairman and President.
Previously, Randy was an officer and chief revenue officer with Carrier Access Corporation (CACS) which went public in 1998 on the NASDAQ leading the company in market growth from $68M to a high of $2.2B in twelve months where CACS was recognized as the fastest growing IPO on the NASDAQ.
Prior to Carrier Access, Randy worked at Williams Companies in their telecommunications divisions where he launched and participated in multiple product launches that exceeded more than $100M in revenues including their carrier, Frame Relay, and ATM services while leading their executive accounts team that provided services to Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Comdisco, Compuserve and others.