George Archos

George Archos

Formal First Name

George Archos is the Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of Verano, a national operator of licensed cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and retail facilities. Entering the cannabis industry in 2014, his unique approach has led to the development of some of cannabis's most highly-coveted operations and brands. Archos has worked extensively alongside government entities, from local to international levels, on real estate development, business ventures and in logistics administering movement of crude oil and freight across North America.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Archos was the first to receive authorization to grow medical cannabis out of 21 recipients of the coveted medical licenses. 
  • He has developed management approach and proprietary techniques proven in the field and now used in cannabis facilities to ensure the highest testing, quality and standards, and provide the best products and treatments to patients while generating the business success necessary for expansion.
  • He has extensive expertise and proven results in medical marijuana business operations throughout the country, having developed 10 facilities and brought them to profitability in record time

  • Archos has ample experience in coordinating complex freight delivery operations and designing and operating highly-successful restaurants. 
  • His award-winning restaurants across the Chicagoland area include Wildberry Pancakes and Café, Westwood Tavern, and the Scout Waterhouse + Kitchen.