The Team

Vista Green Group

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

Mission Statement:

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


The Team


Ron A. Smalley Jr.

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.

Joseph S. Kalinowski

Director, Market Analyst

Mr. Joseph S. Kalinowski, CFA, is a member of the CFA Institute as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Joseph works with institutional investors and financial analysts reviewing investment opportunities in the cannabis, hemp and business support space.

He began his career in the securities industry in the early 1990s where he focused his research on the investigation of data trends, oversaw the production of various aggregate series, applied behavioral finance theory and provided data for regular use in financial publications.

Joseph is recognized by the Wall Street community as an expert in earnings forecasting, macro analysis and behavioral finance. As a resource to institutional investors as well as policy makers at the Federal Reserve Central Bank, Joseph is frequently called upon by institutional investors and members of the Federal Reserve board as a source regarding the sentiment of analysts, institutional investors, strategists and money managers.

Joseph has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Nightly Business Report and Fox Business. His work has been cited in Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, USA Today, New York Post, and the Dow Jones News Wire. Joseph has also authored articles published in Global Investor, Buyside Magazine, TraderPlanet and The

Joseph graduated from Hofstra University, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Banking and Financing. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Market Technicians Association and the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA). Joseph was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001.