Vista Green’s team of experienced medical cannabis professionals will help you navigate the rapidly expanding cannabis marketplace. With over a decade of experience in the medical and adult-use cannabis markets, Vista Green offers clients the support, knowledge and resources they need to succeed in the blossoming legal cannabis industry.
Vista Green Group began in 2012. Founder Ron Smalley has since developed a team of professionals from business management, accounting and finance, banking and investments, construction management, law, engineering, marketing, horticulture and cultivation.
We will increase the value of our company and brands by exceeding leadership and operating excellence in every segment of our portfolio
Vista Green’s mission is to become an integrated cannabis company with significant market share, while establishing the medicinal, therapeutic, and social benefits of cannabis
Co-Founder & CEO
Mr. Ron A. Smalley Jr. is the founder of Vista Green Group and co-founder of Vista Green Capital Management, LLC. Ron has more than 25 years in business start-up, senior management, government licensing/approvals and operations. His entrepreneurial experience includes founding and operating a full- service government regulated environmental. In his capacity as President and Chief Executive Officer, Ron handled all aspects of the business including budgeting, operations oversight, staff recruitment/training, handling corporate finances, and implementing policies and procedures consistent with governmental licensing requirements and regulations. This experience provided him with operational capabilities and expertise that were directly transferable and relevant to the high growth and government regulated medical cannabis industry in Maine.
In 2011, recognizing the growing patient need and changing legislation, Ron worked with an early mover medical cannabis start-up company in Maine that had obtained four of the state’s eight medical cannabis dispensary licenses. He was responsible for planning and developing two state-of-the-art cultivation facilities additionally, he opened four dispensaries.
Since 2012, Ron has worked with numerous clients competing for limited licenses in Massachusetts, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Florida, Maryland, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Ohio, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey. This delicate process includes interfacing with local and state government officials, site selection, design and engineering activities, construction management, lease negotiations, writing business plans, and pro-formas.
Ron is renowned in the medical marijuana field as the go-to guy for managing relationships with government officials and the licensing process. His operational in-sights into how cannabis licenses are allocated and awarded is invaluable for new-comers and old hands alike.