PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cura Partners, Inc., one of the largest cannabis companies in the world and maker of the Select brand, announces the appointment of Angelo Lombardi as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lombardi joins Cura with more than 27 years in the hospitality industry, notably holding a previous role as Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at La Quinta Inns and Suites for ten years.
As Cura’s Chief Operating Officer, Lombardi will optimize and develop processes to support its mission to be the leading global provider of cannabis oil and ensure the company’s continued legacy in the cannabis space. In his prior role at La Quinta Inns and Suites, Lombardi oversaw 402 hotels across the United States, including training and procedures for over 6,000 employees. An expert in operations, systems and processes, Lombardi is skilled in running and growing large multinational publicly traded companies. Cura has always been focused on its people, product and innovation, and with Lombardi’s skills, the company is confident that his involvement on this team will enhance consistency, efficiency and profitability company-wide.
“There are many reasons why Angelo is a clear fit for our team,” said Cura Chief Executive Officer Cameron Forni. “What’s most significant to me is that Angelo started his career in the hospitality industry as an hourly employee and worked his way up to the C-suite level. During his 27 years in hospitality, Angelo worked every position imaginable in hotel operations, both within the hotels and throughout the corporate office. His spirit of growth and ambition embody what it means to work at Cura, and I’m beyond excited to have Angelo on board as a leader.”
In the COO role, Lombardi will oversee the daily activities at Cura, as well as cross-departmental process and operations. Currently, that includes overseeing operations in four states, and working closely with the global expansion team to replicate operational processes developed in Oregon and carried into new states and countries. The company currently employs more than 520 employees who will look to Angelo for guidance as roles shift and the company grows. He joins the company as Cura nears its goal of $120 million in revenue for the year 2018, after earning $39.5 million in 2017.
“Cura has an excellent strategic vision and has invested and developed extraordinary tactical ability, supported by a highly motivated team. I’m excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this amazing company and always evolving industry,” said Cura’s new Chief Operating Officer Angelo Lombardi.
Cura Partners, Inc. announces this news after a strong year spent focusing on its growing team. On the executive level, Amy McClintick recently moved from a Chief Operating Officer position to support the company’s record-breaking global growth in her new role as Chief Expansion Officer. Additionally, Cura recently announced it has raised the company-wide minimum wage to $14 per hour in all states. It is decisions like these that have allowed Cura to attract top talent like Lombardi, as it focuses on building the strongest team in the industry.
ABOUT CURA PARTNERS, INC.
Cura Partners, Inc., the parent company of Cura Cannabis Solutions and its affiliates, is one of the largest cannabis companies in the world and on a mission to be the leading provider of cannabis oil in legal U.S. and international markets. Our goal is to provide patients and customers with the cleanest, most flavorful high-quality cannabis oils, with the safest delivery methods available. Makers of the Select Oil and Select CBD brands, Cura was established in Portland, Oregon in 2015. In 2018, we were named as one of the Top 100 Companies to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine, placing no. 12 in the Large Companies category. We also placed no. 45 on the Inc. 5000 list and were listed by Portland Business Journal as the fastest-growing companies in Portland’s history in 2018. In addition to our home state of Oregon, we are proud to have a large presence in Nevada, California, Arizona and soon additional states and locations across North America and around the world. Learn more at: www.curacan.com