Stacy Bryant provides strategic insight and serves as the primary business liaison between Higher Growth Search and cannabis companies in all stages of maturity. Stacy’s deep expertise and broad, legacy network is enhanced by her hands-on experience working across the industry during California’s Proposition 215 era. Born and raised in the heart of Humboldt County, she began her career as a cultivator at 16 and has worked in numerous roles, including large scale outdoor cultivation, commercial light deprivation, propagation (a personal favorite), and of course, indoor cultivation.
At the end of 2016, Stacy pivoted out of cultivation and into an ancillary role that would support the growth of the new, compliant industry. In 2017 she founded People Need People, Temporary Labor Forces, a California-based boutique staffing firm focused on the cannabis industry. People Need People expanded across Northern California, maintaining relationships with some of today’s most well-known brands.
Now serving as managing director of Higher Growth Search, Stacy fuses her 15+ years of cannabis credentials with a sister company’s 50 years of staffing expertise to create an effective hybrid that helps clients build strong brands, employ solid teams, remain compliant, and be positioned for growth and profitability. A highly respected cannabis consultant and sought-after speaker, Stacy remains deeply engrained in the cannabis community and culture. She resides in Humboldt and enjoys exploring the beaches and tide pools of California’s Lost Coast with her dogs in tow.