Ms. Goodstein is the chief executive officer of TIGER 21, LLC. and has previously held senior leadership roles in operations, business and marketing development at firms including Bankers Trust, Instinet.com, Vonage, and American Express. She is an executive strategist with a strong track record of building brands and high-performance teams, and spearheading award-winning marketing campaigns and websites. Ms. Goodstein's strengths lie in assessing competitive business landscapes to drive growth. She also appears regularly on Fox Business as an expert on high net-worth investment trends.
"We are delighted to welcome Barbara, an accomplished business executive and a marketing visionary, to the board," Mr. Nick Kovacevich, chief executive officer of Kush Bottles, commented. "We have always emphasized the need for each of our board members to bring meaningful value to the Company and Barbara is no exception. As CEO of Tiger 21, a national network for high-net-worth investors, she has a first-class reputation. Furthermore, her marketing and investment background strengthens our credibility as a leading player in the cannabis space. I am confident that Barbara will be an asset to the Company and am proud to welcome her to the Board."
Among the Top 25 Women in Finance (US Banker's Most Powerful Women Annual Ranking), 2008 and 2009, she participates in Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summits, is a member of the Women's Forum, and Fortune's Global Mentor Program. Ms. Goodstein has also won AWNY's "Impact" and "Changing the Game" awards for Innovation.
Ms. Goodstein commented, "The cannabis market is undergoing a major evolution as it transitions out of the black market, presenting a unique and exciting opportunity for early players to participate in its growth. There is a huge opportunity for new brands to emerge in this industry and a large amount of marketing will be done through packaging. I look forward to using my expertise building brands and driving sales to help Kush Bottles leverage this exciting market opportunity and achieve strong growth."
As AXA Equitable's chief marketing officer, she transformed marketing into a driver of core business results. Automating company infrastructure with state-of-the-art digital functionality, her results garnered the ECHO Leader Award and two WebAwards for Best Insurance Website. While senior vice president of Personal Financial Services at JPMorgan Chase & Co, Ms. Goodstein created platforms providing banking and brokerage services to affluent clients.
Ms. Goodstein is also a board member of Manning & Napier, a $50B+ AUM NYSE investment management firm; and, Ms. Goodstein is a board director for God's Love We Deliver, a non-profit delivering over one million meals to NYC's homebound annually.
Ms. Goodstein received her M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Brown University, she holds Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
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