CannabizTeam with Liesl Bernard

CannabizTeam with Founder & CEO, Liesl Bernard. Our next guest is the CEO of the world’s largest cannabis-specific executive search and staffing firm. She spent two decades doing specialized executive search and staffing for Fortune 500 companies living and working in many parts of the world. Cannabiz Team has placed thousands of candidates at executive and management levels in all verticals of the cannabis industry across the US, Canada, Europe, and South America. One study suggested that D&I helps to recruit and retain top talent; improve creativity, innovation, and performance; and boost a company’s brand among consumers. The World Economic Forum indicated that companies that champion D&I are also more profitable. Another study indicated that as organizations switch to survival mode to address the impacts of a global pandemic, “anything that is considered ‘nice to have’ is being jettisoned, with senior stakeholders unable to prioritize anything that isn’t absolutely key to the business.”


The stark and penetrable reality is that D&I are not “nice to haves.” They are “absolutely key to the business.” Liesl Bernard is the founder and CEO of the industry’s premiere cannabis staffing agency–CannabizTeam. Above all, she is passionate about people and helping companies create a competitive advantage by recruiting exceptional talent. She has over 20 years of global executive search and placement experience. Prior to launching CannabizTeam and CannabizTemp, she was working with Fortune 500 companies. Her vast background in global Executive Search and Staffing with a strong focus in all verticals of the cannabis industry formed the foundation to create the world’s fastest-growing cannabis staffing agency in the global market. Liesl and her team continually set themselves apart by their fine-tuned ability to understand each client’s business. Additionally, they take time to learn the skills, personality, and culture fit required for each unique placement. Since its start, CannabizTeam has connected top talent with thousands of jobs at the leading cannabis private and public companies across North America and Europe.

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