Speaker Bio


David Vaillencourt

David Vaillencourt

Founder and President, The GMP Collective

David Vaillencourt is dedicated to empowering individuals and teams to perform at their best through education and effective communication. As the founder and President of The GMP Collective, he continues to build strategic relationships with experts across the world, and is a respected speaker on business strategy and compliance in the evolving cannabis industry. Vaillencourt serves on the NCIA's Facility Design Committee, and is also a member of ASTM International's D37 Cannabis Standards Committee where he developed and passed the first cannabis laboratory standard. Prior to founding the Collective, Vaillencourt’s experience included the Director of Quality for a large multi-state cannabis operator and supervisory roles in Quality Control and project management for multi-million dollar life-science projects for the federal government. He holds a Master's of Science, and has also developed curriculum and taught courses at the college and secondary levels. When he is not busy with the Collective you can find him off the grid in remote mountainous areas hiking, camping, and skiing with his dog Humphrey.