Speaker Bio

Kara Bradford

Chief Talent Officer, Viridian Staffng

Kara Bradford, MBA, MM, is Co-Founder and Chief Talent Officer of Viridian Staffing.  Founded in 2013 as the first professional, full-service staffing, recruiting & HR consulting firm in the Cannabis industry, Viridian Staffing provides temporary, temp to hire, direct placement & HR outsourcing services.  Kara has been an HR professional, specializing in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Employer Branding, Compliance, Federal/State Employment Laws, and Organizational Design for over 15 years.  Her career has spanned multiple Fortune 100 companies and start-ups in a wide variety of industries. More importantly, she has more experience recruiting in the cannabis industry than any other Recruiter globally.  In addition, she has built companies from the ground up and loves putting together perfect teams.  Kara has an MBA in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior and is PRC, CIR, & CSSR Certified.  She also has a Master's degree in Marketing & Non-Profit Management Administration and sits on the Board of a Global Recruiting organization.  Kara is active in many organizations, including NCIA, The Cannabis Alliance, Women of Weed, NORML Women of Washington, etc.  Kara has spoken and is slated to speak at Global conferences in both the Cannabis & HR industries.

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