We had the good fortune of connecting with Derrick Knudsen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Derrick, what matters most to you?
People, Planet & Profit
People – connecting passionate candidates to the burgeoning field of cannabis and other plant-based industries
Planet – partnering with companies that place a premium on environmental consciousness and sustainability
Profit – curating a pool of talent that matches company’s needs, driving efficiency and productivity
What should our readers know about your business?
Founding a recruitment firm in the year 2020 has certainly presented it’s challenges, but has not deterred us from carving out a niche in an industry we’re passionate about. Meta Talent Group is a small, boutique recruitment firm that can tailor to the needs of each individual partner. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, being subject matter experts in our field, and a hyper-focus on quality over quantity. We’re proud to say that we provide talent acquisition services for plant-based industries like cannabis, hemp, plant-based CPG, and the psychedelic health companies.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A phenomenal weekend for anyone visiting Denver would be: St Mary’s Glacier and Indian Hot Springs for a hike and relaxation, a concert at Red Rocks, dinner at Potager and a night cap at Happy Camper (save some room for the cheesy bread)!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
David Knudsen To be a Founding Partner of Meta Talent with my oldest brother is the proudest moment of my career. It’s the culmination of all of the things I love: family, community, integrity, and supporting mission-focused companies in plant-based industries. Growing up as the youngest of six siblings in NY, I always looked up to David. His mentorship and guidance have provided me the foundational pieces to become an entrepreneur. Working as a team in an industry we have a passion for is truly a dream come true.