Lisa Thomas is a Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Cowen and Company, overseeing an award-winning team of investment research and Washington policy analysts. She has played a key role in advancing Cowen’s position as the preeminent Wall Street investment bank engaged with the legal cannabis industry, as part of a collective effort centered around Cowen’s research thought-leadership. Lisa speaks at industry events such as MJBizCon and CannaVest, meeting regularly with company management teams, data providers, policy experts and other key influencers in the sector. She also works with other senior leaders across Cowen’s equities, investment management, investment banking and capital markets teams to evaluate strategic opportunities and risks in this emerging sector. Prior to joining Cowen, she was a Managing Director at Nomura and at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Lisa has an MBA from Columbia Business School and an LLB (JD) from McGill University’s Faculty of Law.