The SZN Team
Who We Are
Co-Founder & CEO
Saman is a true trailblazer in the cannabis industry, bringing over 12 years of experience in the regulated cannabis extraction and manufacturing sector to SZN Partners. His extensive skill set spans across research and development, product and process development, chemical and biological sciences, facility design and development, operations management, compliance, employee training, marketing, and branding.
Renowned for his extraction expertise, Saman is proficient in both volatile and non-volatile extraction methodologies and technologies. This includes working with ethanol, hydrocarbons (butane, propane, hexane, heptane, and pentane), as well as non-volatile extraction methods like hydrofluorocarbons, ice, and water.
Saman's industry accomplishments are truly remarkable. He has played a crucial role in building, executing, and managing the manufacturing arms of some of the largest and most successful cannabis companies across the United States, such as The Green Solution (now Cresco), Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers, Grow Healthy (now Ianthus), INSA, and Glass House Group. Additionally, Saman has executed product development, launches, and production in California for well-known companies like Raw Garden, Wonderbrett, Cresco Labs, Team Elite Genetics, Field Extracts, and Hello Again Products.
His in-depth knowledge and experience have also led Saman to serve as an expert witness, providing testimony in the case of McRory's Nursery vs. The State of Florida Department of Public Health and Office of Compassionate Use. With his wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to excellence, Saman is dedicated to helping SZN Partners' clients navigate the ever-evolving cannabis industry and achieve sustainable success.
Santa Barbara, California