Leafly Appoints Jeff Oberlander as Senior Vice President of Engineering | shop

SEATTLE – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dec. January 2022–

Leafly Holdings, Inc. (“Leafly”), a leading online cannabis discovery marketplace and resource for cannabis users, today announced that Jeff Oberlander will join Leafly as Senior Vice President of Engineering and will share the technical vision for software development and leads Leafly’s product development teams. Under Jeff’s leadership, Leafly’s engineering team will grow the Leafly platform as it continues to serve millions of annual visitors and thousands of retailers and brands who rely on Leafly as a trusted and respected cannabis marketplace.

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Jeff brings over 30 years of experience in the Seattle software industry to Leafly, including leading and growing large-scale product development teams. His career includes roles at large companies like Boeing and Washington Mutual, as well as startups like Pipeline and Navigating Cancer. Jeff also spent nearly a decade at Getty Images, where he was in technical development www.gettyimages.com and the rest of Getty’s branded sites. While there, he focused on agile and lean engineering and operations functions that were changing the way engineering delivered value for the entire company.

In his role as SVP of Engineering, Jeff will be instrumental in ensuring the Leafly platform delivers world-class consumer experiences, cutting-edge tools for retail and branded partners, and advocating for state legalization and social justice for cannabis.

Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita said, “Leafly prides itself on helping millions of visitors each year discover and order the right cannabis for them. Jeff’s extensive expertise in developing and managing product developments will be vital as we continue to build on industry-leading tools Leafly.com. His passion for delivering high quality products will enable Leafly to grow on a massive scale while ensuring we deliver the best possible experience to our retail and branding partners, as well as consumers. “

Jeff said, “As a native of Washington, I have always admired Leafly’s work, not only in terms of its consumer tools and resources and the continued innovation of its product offering, but also as an advocate for social justice reform. Scaling our technical capabilities to meet the demand for the information and purchasing resources that Leafly offers is an incredible opportunity that will only grow with the continued dynamism of the cannabis industry. I am delighted to be part of such a great team, to support the company and its values ​​and to be here in such an exciting time. “

Oberlander’s addition to the executive team follows several new hires in key management positions in advance of the company’s intention to partner with Merida Merger Corp. I (NASDAQ: MCMJ) to merge. In his role as SVP of Engineering, Jeff will lead and develop Leafly’s engineering team as it builds the online marketplace and information resources. continues to support and expand Leafly.com.

About Leafly

Leafly cannabis discovery market aims to help more than 125 million people discover cannabis this year. Our powerful e-commerce tools help shoppers make informed purchasing decisions and empower cannabis companies to acquire and retain loyal customers through advertising and technology services. Learn more at Leafly.com or download the Leafly Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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Laura Morarity, [email protected]

KEYWORD: WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING TOBACCO SPECIALTIES SOFTWARE MANUFACTURING ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HEALTH RETAIL ONLINE RETAIL

SOURCE: Leafly Holdings, Inc.

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