Jesse Friedland

Global Market Development Lead@Shopify Plus

Jesse Friedland, Global Market Development Lead, Regulated Industries – Shopify Plus

Jesse Friedland is the Global Market Development Lead for the Regulated Industries team at Shopify Plus. A South African born entrepreneur and startup enthusiast, Jesse has extensive experience working internationally across the retail, healthcare, food service, and technology sectors.

Jesse is responsible for growth and market development for Shopify’s Regulated Industries team, focusing on cannabis, alcohol, and other compliance related verticals. Shopify has grown to become the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform for entrepreneurs and organizations of all sizes – including ABInBev, Ontario Cannabis Store, Canopy Growth, and over 800,000 businesses around the world.

Prior to joining Shopify, Jesse was an Account Executive at Salesforce where managed the Enterprise Retail portfolio, was a founding member of the Canadian Healthcare and Life Sciences team and launched the SFDC Canadian cannabis operations.