Steven Ernest
Managing Partner
+1 708 220 4409

Steven Ernest is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Sharp Capital Advisors. Steven leverages a decade of experience in the capital markets, as well as five years in the cannabis industry.

Steven began his career in cannabis by co-founding Mazakali in San Francisco. He then joined Viridian Capital Advisors to lead business development efforts in raising capital for cannabis companies. In addition to advising companies, Steven has also been an angel investor in the cannabis space since 2015 and sits on the finance committee for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Steven spent nearly a decade in the capital markets across institutional sales, trading, investment banking, business development,  client relationship management, wealth advisory, and investment planning.

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA – Series 79, 7 and 66 – Registered General Securities Representative


  • BS, Illinois State University
Latest Post

Sharp is putting on a webinar to help owner/operators in the cannabis industry better understand cannabis market consolidation and its impact on owner/operators.

Sharp Capital Advisors to provide the cannabis industry with access to traditional investment banking.