Mark Burrier joins Viridian Capital with 26 years of experience in the securities industry. Starting in the equity business at Prudential Securities in 1994 after graduating from Ohio State. Moving to Chicago in the mid ‘90s to work for a British investment bank, Schroder Wertheim and then Lehman Brothers. After transferring to NY with Lehman, Mark moved back to Chicago to run the Midwest equity divisions at Bank of America Securities and Sterne Agee. He became personally involved in the cannabis space in 2014 as Illinois was implementing its medical program. Working on capital raises, M&A and license sales in the cannabis industry has been his full time focus the last few years.