Mr. Epstein serves as CEO of Socati. Prior to Socati, Mr. Epstein was President and Chief Operating Officer of Nuuvera Corp., an international cannabis company listed on the TSX–V which sold to Aphria Inc. for $826 million in March of 2018. Prior to Nuuvera, Mr. Epstein was Partner with FastForward Innovations Ltd., an early stage venture capital firm investing globally in the healthcare/biotech, cannabis and gaming sectors, where he oversaw investments and divestitures of the firm’s portfolio companies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel and China. Prior to FastForward, Mr. Epstein practiced law with the international law firm Baker Botts, LLP, where his practice focused on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and private and public securities offerings. Mr. Epstein holds a JD from the University of Texas School of Law, where he graduated with Honors and as a member of the Texas Law Review; MBA from the Acton School of Business in Austin, Texas, with a focus on Entrepreneurship, where he was Valedictorian of his class.