About us

Leafly is the world’s most trusted destination to discover cannabis products and order them from legal, licensed retailers. More than 125 million people visit Leafly each year to learn more about cannabis and order online with local businesses.

Leafly by the numbers 2021

125 MILLION 4+ MILLION 4,600+ 1.3+ MILLION 5,000+
Visitors to Leafly every year Orders placed annually Retailers online with Leafly Product reviews Strains in the Leafly database

Our team

Yoko Miyashita, CEO

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Yoko Miyashita was appointed CEO of Leafly in August 2020 after serving as the company’s General Counsel since 2019. Yoko has spent her career serving mission-driven companies navigating complex global legal and regulatory environments in order to bring meaningful and compelling products to market. An expert in policy and advocacy, as General Counsel, she led Leafly’s position on key regulatory, compliance and government affairs issues. She has focussed on progressing Leafly’s reputation as a trusted cannabis resource and leveraged an understanding of current cannabis regulations, and opportunities for change, to help scale Leafly’s marketplace.

Previously, Yoko spent 14 years at Getty Images, where she led the global legal team as SVP and general counsel. Prior to joining Getty Images, she practiced law with Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle. She holds a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kimberly Boler , General Counsel

As General Counsel of Leafly, Kimberly leads the company’s regulatory, legal and compliance functions and spearheads Leafly’s policy and government relations efforts.

Kimberly brings more than 20 years of legal experience working with consumer-facing businesses in highly regulated industries, advising on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters including SEC compliance, corporate governance, financing and structure, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investments.

Kimberly has served as General Counsel of Aria Energy and Assistant General Counsel and V.P. of Investment Governance at American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Her private practice experience includes Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Duane Morris. She was also partner at a securities law firm. Kimberly received her J.D., with honors, from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard College. Kimberly is based in New York City.

Dave Cotter, Chief Product Officer

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Dave Cotter serves as Leafly’s Chief Product Officer and leads product development and engineering for Leafly’s array of consumer and business products. Dave most recently served as VP of Digital Products at Nordstrom after selling his text-based ecommerce startup MessageYes to the company in 2018. He was also a General Manager in Amazon Web Services and ran Amazon Associates, Amazon’s multibillion-dollar affiliate program. Prior to Amazon, Cotter co-founded Adxpose in 2004 and served as its chairman and chief executive officer until 2006. Dave has held product leadership roles at some of the most well-known companies in the industry, including Zulily, BEA, and Real Networks and was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Ignition Partners Venture Capital. In addition, he serves on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association and The Foster Care Alumni Association. Dave has a B.A. in Economics from Oregon State University.

Suresh Krishnaswamy , Chief Financial Officer

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Suresh Krishnaswamy was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Leafly in September 2021. As Leafly’s CFO, Suresh is responsible for managing all finance operations and strategy, and leading the company’s financial strategy and expansion as a three-sided marketplace. Suresh brings more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology, having served in leadership roles at global companies and marketplace startups.

Suresh has worked with major investment banks, including Credit Suisse, Bank of America (Fleet Boston Financial), Credit Agricole, and Barclays. Most recently, Suresh served as a key advisor for NextLevel Business Consulting, where he developed vision and strategy for large companies in financial services and technology. Prior to joining NextLevel, he led the Finance and Platform teams as CFO at Drift, a renewable energy marketplace. While there, he established a financial framework for prioritizing and managing product initiatives, oversaw compliance, and led risk processes. He has also served as strategic advisor to a number of companies, including global digital payments services and Fintech companies in finance, strategy, and product management roles. 

Suresh holds a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is based in Seattle, WA.

Sam Martin, Chief Operating Officer

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Sam Martin serves as Leafly’s Chief Operating Officer and oversees all business operations, sales, marketing and business intelligence functions. Sam joined Leafly in 2015 as Director of Content, building Leafly’s award-winning in-house content program and establishing Leafly’s position as the leading consumer-facing editorial brand in cannabis. He has previously served as Leafly’s Chief Strategy Officer, Interim CEO (2018), VP of Strategy and Business Development, and Chief of Staff. Prior to joining Leafly, Sam led content production at Time Inc.’s custom content division, heading up flagship partnerships with Ford Motor Company and AT&T. He was previously a Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing Studies at Queensland University of Technology and holds an M.A. and B.A. from the same institution.

Laura Morarity, SVP, Marketing & Communications

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Laura Morarity leads marketing, communications and content at Leafly, which includes both B2B and B2C marketing, corporate affairs and PR, and the work of Leafly’s award-winning editorial team. She most recently led the global communications and sustainability team at Sonos, and has held marketing and communications leadership roles at legal marketplace Avvo and global communications firm Weber Shandwick. She holds an M.A. from the University of Kentucky and a B.A. from Murray State University.

Rebecca Warner, SVP, Sales

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Rebecca leads the company’s strategies to create expanded opportunities for brands and retailers in order to increase their ability to reach shoppers through our world-leading cannabis discovery marketplace and further increase sales for the company. She is overseeing significant planned investments in tools to drive growth for our brand and retail partners through expanded advertising opportunities and unmatched insights and information.

Rebecca brings more than 14 years of experience designing and executing on sales growth for strategies at industry-leading online marketplaces. Most recently, Rebecca served as the Director of Rental Sales at Zillow, where she oversaw significant market share growth including through the course of the pandemic. Prior to Zillow, she held director-level roles at Domain, a leading real estate marketplace in Australia, where she developed key sales maximization strategies including advising on product development and driving cross-functional projects in order to deliver on sales-driven initiatives.