THE TEAM

Craig Block – CEO & President

Craig Block got his start in liquor licensing over 35 years ago. Since that time, he has built the path upon which the industry has followed. Craig built LiquorLicense.com from the ground up, with the hope of easing the licensing process for his clients. Craig launched CannabisLicense.com in 2017 with the intention of providing clients access to his innate knowledge of licensing laws across the nation to the legal cannabis industry.

Cindy Block – Vice President

Cindy has worked in the licensing industry for more than 20 years. At LiquorLicense.com, Cindy and her team specializes in soup to nuts project management. Cindy’s team deals primarily with large corporate clients who need help with not only licensing, but also project management from A to Z. At CannabisLicense.com Cindy helps clients with health and safety permitting and conditional use permitting while also managing the team.

Sam Block – Managing Director

Sam Block is a managing director at LiquorLicense.com. A graduate of The Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California, Sam works to strengthen the operations of CannabisLicense.com. Previously Sam worked for the financial services firm Wilshire Associates managing operations for their mutual fund and hedge fund platforms.

Rob Mankowitz – Cannabis Licensing Consultant

Rob’s personal experience with the medical wonders of CBD on family and friends propelled him into the distinct world of cannabis business licensing. He is a passionate advocate for continued access to alternative wellness solutions with no side effects. A relentless researcher, he prides himself in tapping into the pulse of the regulatory market, acquiring the most up-to-date information to assist clients in navigating the complex and everchanging landscape to ensure licensure approval. His great strength lies in his ability to connect with clients, truly personalizing the consulting process from start to finish. Rob is respected for his ability to learn quickly, think creatively, and roll with whatever the regulatory boards throw at him. He actively attends City Council meetings, County Board of Supervisor meetings, and other such important meetings. Originally from Connecticut, Rob has spent the last 20 years in Los Angeles and considers himself an Angeleno but remains a loyal Yankees fan. He’s a proud graduate of Emerson College. Go Lions!

Eli Jacober – Broker / Consultant

Eli has an operations and logistics management background that he uses to help with both the sales and processing departments. He is especially fond of complex ownership structures and enjoys dissecting operating agreements, corporate minutes and management agreements as often as possible. Eli also enjoys visiting client locations and experiencing the diverse array of establishments firsthand.