Mr. Leigh L. Lindenbaum graduated from Wesleyan University in 1992 and completed post graduate clinical research in Medical Cannabis at Stanford University. In 1993, he founded Universal Export Limited (UXL, Inc.), a company specializing in exports of environmentally safe industrial and household chemicals, bioremediation for hazardous and non-hazardous wastewater clean-up, low-income housing projects and Joint Venture consultation. UXL maintained fully staffed offices in Silicon Valley, California; Changchun, China; Montreal, Canada; Lille, France; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel. Mr. Lindenbaum was selected by Opportunity Magazine as one of the “Rapid Success: Top Ten Young Entrepreneurs of 1998”. He was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Award for International Trade and received the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives for his outstanding service in International Trade.
In 2003, Mr. Lindenbaum founded TerraFusion, Inc., a bio-technology company with a primary focus in the construction sector. TerraFusion received an international patent for its proprietary soil technology in 2005. Mr. Lindenbaum worked on projects with numerous foreign governments to assist in the development of their infrastructure and military operations. Mr. Lindenbaum served as CEO of TerraFusion until 2009. TerraFusion was acquired by a privately held construction company in 2011.
Following his departure from TerraFusion, Mr. Lindenbaum returned to his original passion, the legal Medical Cannabis industry. Mr. Lindenbaum is a Certified Commercial Cannabis Expert and a Global Cannabis Industry Expert and advises Cannabis startups around the world. Mr. Lindenbaum is a Blockchain and ICO enthusiast and holds numerous Advisory and Board positions in the Cryptocurrency and Cannabis industries including: IDACB – International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, ICObazaar.com, Coin Governance System (CGS), Bank of America Advisory Panel, Global Canna Advisors, L Bros CBD Confections, Social Club.TV, ALTRD.TV, Soko Cannabis, Fathom Cannabis, Cannvestments, CannaMaroc, Cannumo.io Switzerland, Fluz Fluz Columbia, PomiCann AI Israel and numerous others.
Mr. Lindenbaum also takes an active role in numerous mentorship programs throughout the world. It is his strong belief that it is important to take an active role in the community.
Mr. Lindenbaum currently splits his time between Silicon Valley, California and New York City with his wife Debbie and two sons Liam and Leo.