TOBY RIPSOM '01, CEO, Avér Skin, and Co-Founder, Veritas Fine Cannabis
Mr. Ripsom is currently the CEO of Avér Skin a cannabinoid-driven skin care firm. Prior to Avér, in 2014 Mr. Ripsom co-founded Colorado's first wholesale cultivation and current market leading luxury flower purveyor since 2014, Veritas Fine Cannabis. Prior to Cannabis, Mr. Ripsom held several roles in the real estate development and private equity sectors specializing in the Mountain West geography and resort town / golf development.At Avér, in addition to general leadership and firm-wide managerial oversight, he is currently overseeing production and launch for early 2021. Avér is leading the industry in empirical efficacy of cannabinoid usage on the skin; it's initial launch portfolio consists of a hydrating night crème, pain crème, and wound healing balm. At Veritas Fine Cannabis, Toby actively advises the brand on finance, legal, strategy and expansion.
In 2019, Veritas Fine Cannabis contracted with Cookies Enterprises, a California-based flower brand, as their exclusive Colorado cultivator and distributor. Between the two offerings, across a handful of SKU's, Veritas & Cookies are regarded as the connoisseurs choice of cannabis in Colorado and command most of the top shelf real estate across the state, while selling roughly 40,000 units/week. Though artisanal in nature Veritas entities currently own/lease over 70,000 square feet of cultivation in Denver with a constant eye on new acquisitions and further expansion markets. They employ over 125 employees in Colorado to conduct their cultivation and production largely by hand to consistently deliver the highest quality products known to the consumer.