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Albert Gutierrez

MedPharm Holdings LLC

Location: Denver, CO
Founded: 2015
Industry: Cannabis

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

Albert Gutierrez adheres this quote to his leadership success through smooth times and times of change.

"It's important to understand the people you are leading through change," Gutierrez said. "Catering messaging and ideas that help those involved with comprehending the need for the change and how it is beneficial, is vital to success."

Gutierrez, CEO, MedPharm Holdings LLC, a cannabis phytopharmaceutical company, is a leader that sees change as a challenge and breaks it into achievable goals. As a result, Gutierrez has proven himself to be a Titan of industry that makes things happen.

The company was co-founded in 2015 by Gutierrez and three additional partners. Gutierrez acted and helped build the company from the ground up, overseeing a multi-million-dollar build-out and spearheading a new manufacturing and research laboratory.
Since then, Gutierrez and the team at MedPharm have built the company into a multi-million-dollar success story. They are the first and only company that holds a license to conduct clinical trials using their own cannabis and cannabis containing dosage forms, and they will begin a study this year on dementia as well as another study on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The company holds several patents and is a leader in the cannabis retail and medical markets with their brands BATCH, BECOME, and ALIVIAR.

Gutierrez has helped shape many laws and regulations that have allowed MedPharm and society to investigate the medicinal value of the cannabis plant even when the DEA had not.
He sees a strategic vision and executes that vision to put the company into the best spot possible.

"I look at the world through a lens of social equity, a big topic in the cannabis industry, and developed a new brand called AWARE-N-US that helps promote social equity and positively impacts those impacted by the failed war on drugs," he said.

In addition to creating AWARE-N-US, Gutierrez received an award from Metro State University for being a top 10 grad in the past 10 years, is a recipient of the first cannabis research license in the US, has been on The Today Show, and mentioned in multiple news articles and magazines. Currently, he is working to get a federal license to provide cannabis to researchers at the federal level.

Gutierrez said that the next five years will be dedicated to discovering the medical value of the cannabis plant and advancing the scientific body of knowledge regarding cannabis.

"It is our hope that our team members will receive a Nobel Prize for medical discoveries related to cannabis," he said.

He defines success as a leader by the people around you and how you help them achieve new levels of greatness, no matter how scary things may seem.

"To make change, you gotta put in work and take chances," he said. "Scared money doesn't make money."

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A big fan of music, Albert use to be a DJ and own his own DJ company!