Sweet Leaf Madison Capital’s Kaye Named Top Cannabis Industry Leader

Andrew J. Kaye, a founding executive and chief commercial officer of Sweet Leaf Madison Capital (SLMC), has been named an honoree in Green Market Report’s inaugural Notable Leaders in Cannabis designation for 2023. Honorees were selected by a panel of industry experts to showcase top leaders in cannabis nationwide.

As a founding executive of SLMC, Kaye helped shape the strategies, processes and culture of SLMC with the goal of creating an “institutional grade” lending platform for cannabis businesses. His expertise and relationships were instrumental as the company secured a $100 million line of credit announced earlier this year. His work with SLMC is fulfilling a lifetime goal of contributing to the normalization of cannabis in the United States and has been a highlight of his long career in finance.

“It is really an honor to be included in this inaugural list of industry leaders,” Kaye said. “It really is a thrill to be a part of this industry at this time, when so much progress is being made despite the challenges the industry faces. I cannot imagine doing anything else and I’m very grateful for the recognition.”

Kaye has been involved in all aspects of the financial services industry, as a fund portfolio investment manager, investment banker, family office investor and attorney. He has worked with startups on their first raise through global enterprises undertaking billion-dollar stock offerings and has significant investment experience in the cannabis industry.

A nationwide provider of customized debt solutions for the middle-market cannabis industry, SLMC was also recently named “Top Lender” in Green Market Report’s Cannabis Financial Awards, which recognize exceptional achievements and contributions to the cannabis industry.

“Andrew is uniquely qualified to lead Sweet Leaf Madison Capital and the cannabis industry as well,” Bryan Gordon of SLMC said. “He possesses the precise combination of traditional finance expertise and experience, combined with a passion for the cannabis industry that makes him a fountain of insight for SLMC clients and partners. We completely agree he is indeed a notable leader of the industry.”

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