Sysamone Phaphon is the Head of Growth for Vertosa and a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the technology, healthcare and cannabis industries. Prior to joining Vertosa, the Oakland, CA-based cannabis technology company providing customized nano-emulsions for infused products, she spearheaded Growth & Partnerships for Better Inc, which helps patients retrieve reimbursements from insurance payers for out-of-network claims, and founded the agency FilmHero. She is a catalyst for change and has executed more than 50 different diversity and inclusion events through major partnerships with tech companies like Google, Yelp & Twilio to help women thrive in their careers in the tech/startup industry. Sysamone is also a brand ambassador for Mothercoders, a nonprofit organization helping women with kids on-ramp to careers in tech so they can thrive in a digital economy. As the Head of Growth for Vertosa, Sysamone implements strategies to increase workflow efficiencies so the company can continue to scale and achieve new successes. Her role touches every department, from operations to sales to branding.