Sumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, MAZAKALI

Sumit Mehta is the Founder and CEO of MAZAKALI, a cannabis investment firm based in San Francisco. MAZAKALI offers capital placement services to family offices, institutions, financial advisors and high-net-worth individuals via its Outsourced Cannabis Investment Officer (OCIO) service. Sumit founded MAZAKALI to counteract the negative consequences of business practices that deplete resources by making investments in sustainable cannabis and hemp.

In addition to his role at MAZAKALI, Sumit serves on the Banking and Financial Services Committee (BFSC) for the National Cannabis Industry Association and is a finance and strategy consultant to The Arcview Group, the largest cannabis focused private investor network in America.

Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Sumit spent two decades on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch, UBS Investment Bank, Susquehanna International and Raymond James Financial. In 2016, Sumit left an advisory practice at J.P. Morgan to launch MAZAKALI.

Sumit earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and a BA with Honors in Economics with minors in Math and Physics from the University of Texas at Austin. Sumit resides in San Francisco where he enjoys motorcycles, yoga, craft beer and the great outdoors.