About The Speaker
Chris Vaughn is a serial entrepreneur and leader in the tech, beverage alcohol and cannabis industries. He’s the CEO of Pacific Consolidated Holdings (PCH), which owns and operates businesses across the Cannabis and BevAlc industries. PCH’s platforms include Emjay, one of the leading cannabis delivery and retail operators in California, and Saucey, one of the largest last-mile logistics and delivery platforms for alcohol in the U.S. Emjay’s focus on professionalizing cannabis retail and delivery has won the company several awards, including being named the top cannabis delivery service in Los Angeles according to LA Weekly. Saucey operates in over 1,050+ cities serving millions of delivery customers annually. To operate successfully in both the cannabis and beverage alcohol industries, Vaughn has worked closely with regulators and legislators at both the community and state level to focus on initiatives that help drive the industries forward, as well provide more visibility into operations. Formerly CEO & Founder of Jarvus, a mobile photo aggregation application acquired in 2012 by textPlus, where he was then Director of Marketing and Business Development for one of the largest mobile messaging apps in the world with over 70 million users. As an entrepreneur, growth and strategy veteran, Chris has both launched and grown companies from inception to successful exit, as well as being brought in as a turnaround specialist to stagnating companies. Vaughn also advises and/or has consulted with some of the largest and most forward thinking brands in the world, including: AB-InBev, Pernod Ricard, Tesco, Diageo, Bevmo, 7-Eleven, Mars and more. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, WSJ, New York Times, LA Times, Bloomberg, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and others.