Leann has held executive leadership roles in multiple industries including cannabis, media & entertainment, and technology. As former EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Caliva, one of California’s largest cannabis operators, Leann helped drive the company’s strategy, expansion footprint and operations, while building the HR, technology, data & analytics, and direct-to-consumer digital functions, until the acquisition of the company in January 2021.
While Senior VP of Strategy & Operations at Warner Music Group (WMG), Leann was head of Investor Relations during the company’s IPO, led a company-wide transformation process to build new revenue streams, and was responsible for the design and launch of WMG’s Artist Services Group, now a $600M+ business.
Leann spent eight years at Gartner, Inc. in executive and operational roles including Group VP & Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO, head of EMEA sales operations based in London, and leadership roles in Corporate Development and Interactive Services, where she was instrumental in establishing Gartner’s digital presence.
Leann started her career in corporate finance and accounting.