John J. Figone is the SVP of Business Development for Cresco Labs. Over Mr. Figone's tenure at Cresco , the company's MSO footprint has expanded from its home state of Illinois to licensed operations in 12 states, encompassing 31 retail dispensaries, 18 production facilities and over 1.8 million square feet of cultivation. Prior to joining Cresco, Mr. Figone has maintained a law practice spanning three decades, including outside General Counsel and COO for various Silicon Valley technology companies and several years as a Mergers & Acquisitions specialist for the firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. Mr. Figone was conferred his LL.M. in Tax in 1994. Mr. Figone played an integral part in California's Proposition 19, the state's first attempt to legalize recreational cannabis in 2010. Mr. Figone was also Cresco Labs' first General Counsel before pivoting into his present corporate development role.