Team

Investor Relations

Elizabeth Barker

Elizabeth Barker

Vice President

Elizabeth is a Vice President in the Investor Relations department at KCSA. She works with public companies in the cannabis sector, advising them on a wide range of issues, including corporate positioning, reputation management and day-to-day investor relations. Her clients are involved in nearly every stage of the cannabis industry – including cultivation, commercial activity and provision of support services to the sector. Elizabeth brings her expertise in corporate advisory, which cuts across both banking and investor relations practices, from the UK and U.S.A. Prior to joining KCSA, she worked at other boutique Investor Relations firms as well as investment banks such as Webb Capital and Deutsche Bank.

Steve Silver

Steve Silver

Vice President

Steve is a Vice President in Investor Relations at KCSA. Over the past decade, Steve has specialized in the healthcare sector, as both an investor relations professional at a life sciences-focused boutique and a Wall Street professional, covering the biotechnology industry for S&P Capital IQ (formerly Standard & Poor’s Equity Research). Previously, Steve spent five years as an investor relations generalist, focused on providing strategic counsel to global clients in the technology, healthcare, energy and retail sectors. Steve holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in Investment Management/Strategic Leadership from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany.

Public Relations

Anne Donohoe

Anne Donohoe

Managing Director

Anne is a Managing Director in the Public Relations department at KCSA and has been with the company for more than a decade. Her work spans many different industries including financial services, technology, media & advertising, professional services, consumer products and cannabis. With a passion for innovative companies with good stories to tell, she has honed her skills in strategic planning, writing, media relations, messaging and content creation. She spent most of her life on the east coast, but relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to open up the KCSA LA office. She holds a degree in Journalism from Monmouth University.

Anne Szustek

Anne Szustek

Senior Account Executive

Anne is a Senior Account Executive in the Public Relations department at KCSA, where she assists Cannabis business clients in their communications, media positioning and strategy. Anne lends an investor-minded, business-first angle in her work with cannabis clients, owing to her more than a decade working as a financial journalist. Previous to joining KCSA, she was the editor of online content at Institutional Investor magazine, where she assigned market-making stories such as an investigative piece into the prospect of Colorado’s municipal bond ratings rising on the back of legalized adult-use cannabis. Anne holds a both bachelor’s degree in linguistics; Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.

Nick Opich

Nick Opich

Senior Account Executive

Nick Opich is a Senior Account Executive working in the Public Relations department at KCSA. As part of the Cannabis business team, Nick advises clients on a number of fronts including developing brand messaging, refining and advancing media strategies and securing meaningful print and broadcast media coverage. His clients are involved in all aspects of the cannabis industry including cultivation, extraction, packaging, compliance and branding. Nick holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Arizona State University.

Social Media

Catherine Greene

Account Executive

Catherine is an Account Executive in the Social Media department at KCSA, where she works with Cannabis business clients to amplify their brand awareness across social media platforms. Her work includes content creation, community management, influencer and investor outreach as well as organic and paid content performance analysis. Catherine holds a degree in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross.