- General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ProGrowTech
- Advisor for canna-businesses and investors in Arizona, California, Ohio, Massachusetts, Mexico and Canada
- Spearheaded 2016 “Arizona Department of Health Services Comprehensive Analysis of Current Management and Operations of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program”
- Board Member, CannTrade
- President/Founder of Endurance Strategies Group, a national strategic business advisory firm
- Former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for two publicly traded multi-nationals
- Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
- Member, State Bar of California
Andrejs (Andy) Bunkse serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ProGrowTech. In his role, he is chief legal officer, providing senior leadership with business transactions and contract development, as well as providing overall guidance in the complex and evolving cannabis industry.
An attorney and entrepreneur with multiple decades of experience guiding companies in heavily regulated industries, Andy is a vital team player within ProGrowTech’s leadership team. With a deep understanding of marijuana regulation and operations nationally, he has been tapped by numerous state agencies and private enterprises to handle and assist with solutions relating to complex requirements and projects involving commercial marijuana. He is also Of Counsel for Nimbus Legal, a law firm providing flexible, transparent, outsourced general counsel services to high-growth companies.
Andy also spearheaded a 2016 study, “Arizona Department of Health Services Comprehensive Analysis of Current Management and Operations of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program” on behalf of the Arizona Department of Health Services, which compared Arizona’s medical marijuana program with similar programs around the country. Since 2013, his primary focus has been on supporting transactions, licensing support, business development and providing overall guidance in the complex and evolving cannabis industry.
With his finger on the pulse of the cannabis industry, Andy is either general counsel, board member or advisory board advisor for multiple cannabis-related companies.
He is President and Founder of Endurance Strategies Group LLC, a national, strategic business advisory firm that focuses on corporate regulatory and procurement strategies, advising emerging clients in the $10M to $100M range throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Formerly a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for two publicly traded multi-nationals, as well as Vice President of Government Affairs and a leader of marketing and public communications teams, he is a proven results catalyst. He is experienced in managing RFP responses and resultant contract management for hundreds of public/private partnerships with state, municipal and international government agencies.
In addition to his work in the cannabis industry, Andy was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and VP Government Affairs for Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., at the time world leader in traffic camera enforcement systems (ASX:RDF). He also sat on the Board of Redflex’s Canadian Subsidiary. He also held the position of General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and VP Government Affairs for GameTech International Inc., which at the time was the leading provider of electronic bingo systems in North America. While at GameTech, Andy guided the company through its successful listing on the NASDAQ as well as through a series of high profile acquisitions.
Andy earned a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in California, and a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is an active member of the California State Bar. He has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and professional associations including the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Manufacturer’s Council.