Leverage Our Experience
The ACC team is comprised of professionals who bring an amplitude of business and operational experience to all sectors of the regulated cannabis and commercial hemp industries. With extensive tenure in all facets of the industry, our carefully selected roster of team members consists of individuals with diverse backgrounds that can effectively plan, execute, implement and problem-solve.
Our executive team and core management work hand-in-hand to maintain all divisions of the firm, from conceptualization and financial pro-forma modeling to design, licensing, facility buildout, operational roll-out, ongoing monitoring, ACC brand licensing and brand oversight. Read more about the ACC executive team below.
Chairman and Founder
“The cannabis industry is an ever changing landscape that demands strategic planning and experience to operate a sustainable business.” – Ellis Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Terry Buffalo is a seasoned executive in the financial services industry, with extensive experience including managing a hybrid FINRA broker-dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firm. Mr. Buffalo is regarded as an expert in these fields with publications in Financial Advisor Magazine and NAIFA’s Advisor Today, as well taking part in a featured interview posted in Boomer Market Advisor. Prior to founding Buffalo Financial Solutions, Buffalo was the Chief Executive Officer of a regional broker dealer for over 10 years, where he took an underperforming firm and revamped the business model from a corporate to an independent structure, with an emphasis on attracting brokers with established clientele. While there, the firm consistently produced a net profit of 7%, compared to an industry average among peers that ranged from negative values to 1.5%, while helping to expand the firm’s overall assets from $400 million to over $2 billion.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Terry Buffalo
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Godfrey brings over 40 years of experience to the leadership team, and his career has primarily focused on multiple state and multiple-unit large scale restaurant chains, retail apparel and healthcare centers. Notably, Mr. Godfrey has developed systematic financial reporting standards for multi-brand restaurants across the country. Prior to his employment with ACC, Mr. Godfrey supervised the financials, reporting, and infrastructure for a 130+ restaurants throughout the United States, Mexico, Dubai, Japan, and Germany. Having worked in the healthcare industry as a Director of Corporate Financial Planning, he also helped to develop the financial reporting standards for a multi-specialist physician practice while at the same time effectively downsizing an overgrown multi-entity organization. This international experience coupled with Mr. Godfrey’s deep understanding of financial planning, strategic planning, development, and contract negotiations will furthermore support American Cannabis Company in its plan to grow steadily and sustain as a long-term, well-known brand name.
Board of Directors