This industry may be new. But we aren't new to regulated industries or compliance.
MadisonJay Solutions was founded by executives of a leading provider of compliance solutions for alcohol producers, MHW, Ltd. Drawing on their experience in the alcohol industry as well as legal practice advising companies in a wide-range of regulated and non-regulated industries on their compliance systems, MadisonJay helps clients navigate the complex web of ever-evolving regulations that face a nascent industry like adult-use cannabis.
You need practical, trusted advice on continually evolving regulations. MadisonJay provides the solution.
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Co-Founder & Managing Member
A lawyer by training, Michael makes it MadisonJay’s mission to provide practical, actionable information and advice to its clients. He draws on his prior regulatory and securities law practices, as well as his work in the beverage alcohol industry, to help MadisonJay's clients navigate the regulatory thicket. He publishes and speaks frequently on cannabis regulation, and is the current Vice Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association's State Regulations Committee.
After graduating Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Michael began his career serving as a law clerk to a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
After his clerkship, Michael spent more than five years litigating at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, frequently named one of the nation’s best law firms. At Cravath, Michael counseled numerous Fortune 500 companies on their compliance programs and defended them before a myriad of regulatory agencies. He also frequently provided regulatory risk assessments for mergers and financing deals. Though his broad practice spanned the gamut of industries, Michael advised companies that operate in a variety of highly regulated spaces including pharmaceuticals, banking, and gaming.
After Cravath, Michael joined MHW, Ltd., the leading provider of solutions for alcohol producers. As General Counsel of MHW, Michael brought the same creative problem-solving ethos to bear.
Co-founder & Senior Member
Ed Piccolino, Ph.D
Ed's distinguished business career has involved leadership roles within many of the nation's leading companies, including his longtime service as Chairman of MHW, Ltd. Though MHW and its alcohol licenses date back to within months of the end of Prohibition, in 1995 Ed and MadisonJay's Senior Advisor John Beaudette recognized the challenges facing new brands attempting to enter the American market. As a result, they innovated a new service model to ease the bottleneck keeping new brands from the market. Their vision has led to MHW’s widespread recognition as an industry leader.
Ed has helped lead many of the nation's most prominent businesses. In addition to his role as Chairman of MHW, Ltd., Ed has also served as head of Organizational Planning and Development for American Airlines, global head of Human Resources for EMI Music, global head of Human Resources for PepsiCo International, and Chief Personnel Officer of Kodak Polychrome Graphics. In addition, Ed manages a robust practice as an executive coach and advisor to boards.
Ed holds a Ph.D. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a nationally recognized expert in executive assessment and leadership development. He has worked with countless companies to help build and nurture high performing teams. As Senior Member of MadisonJay Solutions, Ed draws upon lessons learned in the boardrooms of some of the nation's leading companies helping to assess talent and drive organizational effectiveness and transformational change.
John has long been a nationally recognized leader in the provision of services to producers of alcohol, with a career spanning 35 years. Since 1995, John has served as President and CEO of MHW, Ltd. helping some of the nation's prominent brands expand throughout the US.
At his core, John is a problem-solver. Leveraging his decades of beverage alcohol expertise, John helps the MadisonJay team bring the same innovation to the adult-use cannabis industry that he brought to beverage alcohol.
Director - Legal, Business Development
A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia Law School, Jordan has spent his career delivering out-of-the-box solutions for his clients' thorniest challenges. Jordan emphasizes the importance of holistic assessment of the challenge at hand. He practiced most recently at Hogan Lovells LLP, a leading international law firm.
Jordan plays a leading role in MadisonJay's analysis and operalization efforts. Jordan also serves on the National Cannabis Industry Association's Packaging and Labeling Committee.