Jeffrey Harris
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Chairman
Jeffrey Harris
Jeffrey holds over 30 years of marketing, sales management, and client services and operations experience in the incentive marketing and loyalty marketing fields across a wide range of industries. As Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of springbig, Jeffrey contributed to the development of what has grown into an industry-leading cannabis marketing platform designed to help retailers and brands get closer to their customers and grow their businesses. Prior to Springbig, Jeffrey founded Inte Q (formally SHC Direct), a leading customer relationship marketing company. Jeffrey received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yeshiva University in New York City.
Steven Bernstein
Director
Steven Bernstein
Steven is an entrepreneur, executive, director, and philanthropist with over 30 years of experience developing and executing strategic business plans. He is the former Chief Executive Officer and current Chairman of SBA Communications, a Nasdaq-listed real estate investment trust company with global wireless infrastructure operations. Steven founded SBA Communications in 1989 and took it from an entrepreneurial start-up venture to an S&P 500 public company, raising billions of dollars to capitalize the business through a variety of financings. Additionally, he formed Bernstein Realty LLC, a real estate investment vehicle, in addition to the Steven Bernstein Family Foundation, focused on contributing to many non-profit organizations including those serving children and youth. Mr. Bernstein received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Real Estate from the University of Florida.
Patricia Glassford
Director
Patricia Glassford
Patricia is an accomplished finance executive having spent over 30 years at GE serving in various Chief Financial Officer positions with progressive responsibility in industrial, media (NBC Universal), and financial services (GE Capital) segments of the company. She has developed exceptional expertise in various areas of operations, including manufacturing, marketing, sales, international, audit, restructuring, treasury, acquisitions, and divestitures. Patricia has provided financial and operational leadership in both coordinating working capital and capital expenditure initiatives across the entire GE portfolio and has received the GE Chairman’s Award numerous times for her contributions to the business. Patricia received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fairfield University.
Amanda Lannert
Director
Amanda Lannert
Amanda is Chief Executive Officer of Jellyvision, an employee benefits software company. She has been a key figure in driving the company’s success, focusing on corporate strategy, improving processes to scale operations, partnership development, and customer acquisition to continue fueling growth. Under Amanda’s leadership, Jellyvision has grown to serve more than 1,500 clients, many of which are Fortune 1000 clients, through its software platform ALEX. Before Jellyvision, Amanda managed global brands for Kellogg's while at Leo Burnett, developing marketing strategies and plans specializing in new brand development and youth marketing. Amanda attended Haverford College and The University of Edinburgh. She also serves on the board of Hyde Park Angels, 1871, SpotHero, Equilibria, KnowledgeHound, and Popular Pay.
Phil Schwarz
Director
Phil Schwarz
Phil has an extensive background in growth and venture capital investment strategy. Phil is a Principal for Corazon Capital, a VC and private equity investment firm specializing in building startups, and currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Nasdaq-listed Corazon Monoceros, an operator-led SPAC focusing on consumer technology. Before his current role, Phil served as Chief Marketing Officer for Tinder, overseeing the company’s brand, growth, and retention marketing. His previous roles include VP of Growth Initiatives at Match Group, a division of IAC, as well as Executive Director at Kaplan and Kaplan Ventures, Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank, and various other senior finance and advisory positions. Mr. Schwarz received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Ohio University and an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Sergey Sherman
Director
Sergey Sherman
Sergey holds over 20 years of professional experience across investment banking and finance with expertise in private equity, M&A, leveraged finance, and credit. Sergey is Managing Director at Tuatara Capital, L.P, where he is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including origination, transaction structuring, due diligence, financing, and portfolio management. Throughout his career, Sergey has played leadership roles in executing over $50 billion M&A, debt, and equity capital markets transactions. Before Tuatara, Sergey held senior finance positions at Societe Generale, RBC Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan, and GE Capital. Sergey holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Jon Trauben
Director
Jon Trauben
Jon Trauben is an active participant in the cannabis industry as an investor, association member, mentor, and board member. He brings a wealth of experience and management expertise with a 25-year record as a seasoned commercial real estate, capital markets, and finance executive. Jon has held senior positions on Wall Street while at Barclays, Credit Suisse, Cantor Fitzgerald, and Hunt Companies where he was a business leader, lender, trader, and investor. While at Barclays and Credit Suisse he was a Managing Director and senior member of the real estate finance group and was a participant in all major business management, strategic growth, and capital allocations. Jon earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University and has a Masters of Science in Real Estate from New York University. Jon holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
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