Connor McCaffery is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Argonaut Advisors. With more than 20 years of experience in both the cannabis and finance industries, he has developed a complimentary suite of skills in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital advisory and deal structuring, coupled with cannabis licensing, operations management and real estate construction.
Starting his career in real estate finance, Connor served as a financial analyst in investment sales and an advisor on mezzanine debt transactions and equity at firms like Ackman Ziff and Cassidy & Pinker (Cassidy Turley).
In 2008, Connor used his knowledge and experience from US markets to the United Arab Emirates, where he created Greenwave Capital — an energy management company. The business carries out green technology strategies for Fortune 500 companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bringing his business & real estate finance expertise to meet the emerging demand in cannabis, Connor began his cannabis career at LivWell in Colorado, the largest cannabis operator at the time. He and his partner, Matt, developed LivFree Holdings LLC in 2013 to secure and manage licenses around the world. The LivFree team has successfully earned licenses in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and Nevada in the US; as well as Denmark in the EU.
LivFree also designed, built and stood up multiple cannabis operations including Commonwealth Alternative Care in Massachusetts – the most sophisticated grow, extraction and infusion facility of its time. The asset today is the most profitable of TILT Holdings Inc (OTC: TILTF, CNSX: TILT).
Connor earned his undergraduate degree from Babson College, and he completed his master’s degree in Real Estate Finance at New York University.