McKinney Capital; Sasirock, Inc.
Biography: Robby S. Pinnamaneni is a seasoned cannabis entrepreneur and operator
in the medical and recreational California market with a depth of industry experience
and network—focused on operations and business development. Robby started his
cannabis career 5 years ago and was an owner and operator under the medical and
recreational adult-use framework. Robby’ s breadth of cannabis experience extends
across retail, licensing, genetics, extraction, compliance, cultivation, delivery, cannabis
product development, packaging, distribution, and branding — a vertically integrated
business model. Robby has guided his cannabis operations through the many seismic
transitions, addressing issues such as testing, packaging, compliant products, taxes,
cannabis displays and more. In addition, Robby has participated in the launch and
development of several successful cannabis brands (777 – 2019 Cannabis Cup 1st
Place winner; Classix; and Conshis). Robby’s acumen also includes spending more
than ten years as a real estate and restructuring attorney at top-tier law firms including
Paul Hastings, Latham & Watkins, and Kirkland & Ellis.
Prior to his legal career, Robby has experience as an Investment Banker and
Management Consultant. Robby graduated at the top of his law school class from
Vanderbilt University, where he also earned a certification in Law & Business. He
earned his Master’s of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan,
where he was President of his class, and his B.A. in Economics with Honors from the
University of Chicago.