Winston McCauley is an IT and Operations professional with 15+ years of experience in the corporate sector, spanning multiple industries. His expertise is in strategy development and direct implementation which serve to support mid- and large-scale companies support short term and long-term growth and efficiency building. Outside of corporate consulting, Winston is an entrepreneur and social justice advocate focused on facilitating opportunities and climate for underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. Winston manages the day-to-day operations for Winter Haze, LLC, a small start-up enterprise targeting quality assurance for cannabis cultivation and infusion. As a part of his commitment to social equity, Winston also manages a pro-bono portfolio of small business owners who he supports in strategic planning and business development.
Winston holds a Master’s in Business Administration from St. Xavier University with a concentration in Project Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Information Technology from Aurora University. He has served as an adjunct professor at City Colleges of Chicago. He is also a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) and Co-chair of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI) Minority Access Committee (MAC). He is currently based in Central, Illinois.