Board of Directors

Charles Bachtell

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, CEO & Board Member, Director Charles Bachtell

Charles Bachtell is the CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC. Bachtell is an attorney and brings with him deep legal expertise in both corporate governance and complex regulatory compliance. Bachtell lead the expansion efforts for Cresco through merit-based applications and a successful M & A strategy and works tirelessly to ensure that Cresco remains an industry leader, setting new standards for a progressive, transparent and reputable cannabis community, and operating at all times in a professional, secure and compliant manner. Bachtell is a founding member of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association and industry trade associations in IL, PA, and OH. Prior to Cresco Labs, Bachtell served for 8 years as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Guaranteed Rate, the nation’s seventh largest mortgage bank – a leading attorney during the reform of the US mortgage industry. Bachtell is an adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law teaching a course on the legal and regulatory issues in the emerging cannabis industry.