Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Greenlane, Nick was the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of publicly traded KushCo Holdings, another industry pioneer, which merged with Greenlane in September 2021. Under Nick’s leadership, KushCo grew from under $2 million in annual revenue to achieving nearly $115 million in fiscal 2020, with operations in multiple states and countries, and employing over 100 team members.
Nick graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University, where he was also the captain of the men’s NCAA II basketball team. After college, Nick became an entrepreneur, starting and building several successful businesses including BigRentz, a leading online equipment rental company, and Alpha West, a diversified holding company whose portfolio businesses’ generate a combined $100+ million in annual revenue. Nick was appointed to the Board of Directors for Unrivaled Brands (OTCQX:UNRV) in December 2020. In April 2020, he was appointed to California’s 32nd DAA Orange County Fair Board by Governor Newsom.
Nick lives in Newport Beach, California with his wife and son. His hobbies include surfing, traveling, and juggling.
Prior to Greenlane’s merger with KushCo Holdings in September 2021, Aaron was the acting CEO for 16 years, managing day-to-day operations, as Greenlane flourished into an industry leader. In April 2019, he led Greenlane through an IPO on NASDAQ.
Aaron holds a degree in Accounting from Valencia College.
When not in the office, you may find Aaron fishing the deep waters of the Atlantic, working on his fitness, or spending time with his wife and three beautiful, active children.
From September 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Uttz served as the Chief Financial Officer of Shake Shack Inc., an international burger restaurant chain. From September 2001 to June 2013, Mr. Uttz served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yard House USA, Inc., a full service restaurant chain. Prior to that, Mr. Uttz held a number of positions at CKE Restaurants, Inc., working his way up from Manager of Corporate Banking to Vice President of Finance. Mr. Uttz began his career at KPMG where he obtained his C.P.A. From July 2017 to July 2018, he also served as a non-executive director of Pret a Manger, an international sandwich shop chain. Mr. Uttz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. He brings to the board extensive financial expertise and significant experience in public company financial leadership.