Chair, Audit and Finance Committee

Director since: November 2019
Sonoma County, California, USA

Matthew Bartlett is currently an Operating Partner at Merida Capital Partners, a leading US cannabis private equity firm based in New York, NY. At Merida, he works with portfolio investment companies on operations and growth strategy implementation and new investment due diligence.

Mr. Bartlett has specialized in commercial and capital markets, agriculture finance, beverage M&A and global wine & spirits operations for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Merida, he was a founding team member of Garden Society, a boutique Sonoma County, CA based cannabis company distributed throughout California and featured in Forbes, LA Times, NPR, Metro and ESPN. Matthew brings extensive knowledge in brand and operations management in early-stage CPG as well as managing global logistics and supply chain for Costco’s Kirkland Wine & Spirits and several multi-nationally distributed Napa, Sonoma and California premium & luxury wine brands.

Prior to his roles in operations; Matthew established the Wine Division for Bank of Marin (NASDAQ: BMRC), was Vice President at American AgCredit, a part of the National Farm Credit System, and was a VP and Regional Manager in Capital Markets Finance at HSBC. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Sonoma State University.