Drake Sutton-Shearer


Drake Sutton-Shearer is the CEO and Founder of PRØHBTD who create, build and market cannabis brands to global audiences. The company is venture backed with $12 Million in funding and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Vancouver. PRØHBTD has built a first of its kind cannabis ecosystem that includes a brand creation and product development platform complemented by a content studio. Additionally, PRØHBTD created the first and largest multi-platform video distribution network in the Cannabis industry reaching an available audience of 100+ million people. The company produces scripted and unscripted original content and maintains a popular lifestyle and youth culture website at www.prohbtd.com featuring cannabis, art, fashion, food and entertainment. Through the company’s in-house creative agency, cannabis companies access a suite of premium solutions including video production (storytelling), brand development (design, packaging) and digital marketing programs that help cannabis brands build their businesses and connect with consumers. The company is recognized as the exclusive worldwide cannabis partner of business success publisher Entrepreneur Magazine and Advertising Week, the NYC based events leader in advertising, media, marketing and technology. As a serial entrepreneur, Drake previously founded a Grammy winning talent management firm with multi-platinum creative clients and a lifestyle branding and design consultancy that serviced premier entertainment companies including Warner Bros, SONY and Universal. Additionally, Drake has founded, led and sold a music publishing company, a social virtual gifting company (#1 on Facebook) and an interactive social research company incubated at the Wharton School. He is also the inventor and holder of multiple patents with social and technology applications. Drake has been featured on CNN, Advertising Week, Variety, Huffpost, Techcrunch, Billboard, Digiday, Wall Street Journal, Cheddar TV, SKY News and on the cover of leading Cannabis B2B publication MG Magazine. He is also a featured speaker at events including YPO, CWCBE, ICBC, OMBC, Green Table Global, O’Cannabiz and New West Summit.