Andrew Sturner is the co-founder and managing principal of Entourage Effect Capital, LLC, a private investment firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Andy is also an investor in, and advisor to, Cresco Capital Management, LLC. Prior to the co-founding of Entourage Effect Capital, Andy has been a seasoned senior executive, C-suite officer, founder, serial entrepreneur, consultant, angel investor and board member with nearly 30 years of success across technology, media, internet, real estate, cannabis and nonprofits. A seasoned executive with a proven track record of creating innovative partnerships and joint ventures, he has significant experience growing and expanding companies with an emphasis on leadership development. In his executive career, Andy has founded, co-founded and held leadership positions at many successful venture backed companies including two publicly traded companies: CBS SportsLine.com (NASDAQ: SPLN) and MovieFone (NASDAQ: MOFN). Andrew earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington University, Saint Louis; and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School. While no longer a practicing attorney, he worked as a workout and restructuring attorney at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP a US-based law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity firms in the U.S. and abroad and was admitted to the New York, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. bar associations.