Papa & Barkley has appointed Guy Rocourt as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1.
Rocourt has served as Papa & Barkley's co-founder and chief product officer since 2015. In this new role, Rocourt will lead the company's expansion into additional THC markets in California and beyond.
As president and chief product officer, Rocourt led the development and launch of Papa & Barkley's best-selling product lines, including Releaf Gummies, the Sleep Releaf Collection and Papa's Select solventless living extracts, which have won the Emerald Cup every year since 2018.
"I've dedicated my career to unlocking the power of cannabis and developing products that improve people's lives," Rocourt said. "I look forward to leading Papa & Barkley as we focus more on THC markets in California and other states and bring new customers into our fold. It's a privilege to work with such a solid team of changemakers, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together."
Papa & Barkley named Evelyn Wang as CEO in February 2021. Wang has agreed to provide advisory services to Papa & Barkley’s board through transition.
In addition to appointing Guy Rocourt as CEO, Papa & Barkley also added J. Roy Pottle to its Board of Directors. Pottle serves as chairman and CEO of American Messaging Services, LLC and as a senior advisor to Granite Point Capital, LP – an early investor in Papa & Barkley. He's also a board member of LPF Holdco, LLC d/b/a Loudpack, a California cannabis company.