MainStem With Co-Founder & CEO Alen Nguyen

MainStem With Co-Founder & CEO Alen Nguyen today on The Green Peak with Richard Zwicky only on Cannabis Radio. Alen has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of MainStem, a Seattle-based company that is revolutionizing supply chain management in the cannabis industry by utilizing technology and efficient operations. Alen has raised over $4.5 million in investment capital and doubled MainStem’s growth year after year since 2017. MainStem is the leading B2B eCommerce marketplace and integrated supply purchasing platform for cannabis companies. The company was founded in 2014 by Alen and Long Nguyen – two cousins who had the vision and foresight to solve a massive gap rising in the commercial cannabis industry supply chain. Alen’s depth of experience within infrastructure and supply chain combined with Long’s experience in the cannabis market, the two founders set out to create MainStem, and the integrated purchasing platform was born.


MainStem was started in Seattle, Washington which was one of the two pioneering states in the legalized commercial industry. The company and technology have evolved significantly over the years as customers’ needs have changed from State to Regional, then from National to Global. As a result, the MainStem Purchasing Platform has adapted to meet both current market gaps and future needs. The MainStem mission has always remained the same – to solve the supply chain issue for the cannabis industry. As MainStem has grown, the two cousins who still operate the business, brought on additional executive talent to help the company reach new heights. Garrett Hampton joined as a Chief Technology Officer, architecting the MainStem software DNA, and Erin Stearns is now serving as the Chief Revenue Officer who is growing the brand and commercial business. Collectively, the Executive Team brings over 30+ years of experience across many different industries, taking SaaS and eCommerce platforms to market, leading and building global teams and channels, and successfully helping companies scale.