At InfiniteCAL, we take pride in the diverse knowledge and experiences of our employees. Our team of 50+ chemists, account managers, sample technicians and compliance specialists all have unique skills to contribute to the lab’s success, from new method developments to client and consumer outreach and education. In this series, we’ll be interviewing one of our own about what lead them to the cannabis industry, their role in the lab, and their plans for the future.
Cameron is our Director of Accounts and one of our go-to compliance experts. With over 3 years of customer relation experience in the cannabis testing field, he’s helped numerous clients navigate their way from seed to shelf.
Name: Cameron Matin
Position: Director of Accounts
University: University of San Diego
Degree: Business Administration
First Started at InfiniteCAL: 2018
What made you want to start working in the cannabis industry?
It’s not often you get the chance to be one of the pioneers of a burgeoning industry. I got the opportunity in 2017 and had no idea where it would take me. I really liked the lab side at that point because I wasn’t manufacturing, distributing or selling any product- and it was nice feeling like I was helping people and not just doing this to make a quick buck.
What were you doing before you started working here?
Before I started working here I was working for another small-time cannabis lab in San Diego. It’s how I met Josh and Dave and relatively quickly made the transition to work for them.
What’s your favorite thing about working at InfiniteCAL?
When I started here, Josh and Dave gave me the opportunity to build out my team the way I wanted to. Obviously I wanted to bring in smart and driven people who could help take the company to the next level, but the culture we were able to establish is what I’m most proud of. Having capable people doesn’t mean anything if we’re not on the same page, rowing the boat in the same direction. Successes here are felt collectively throughout the entire organization rather than individually, and I think that’s what makes our company so great. It’s a true team environment, and we strive to be the best team members we can not only for the clients, but for our colleagues sitting next to us.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How will your experience at InfiniteCAL help you reach that ?
I seriously have no idea. I think I’ll want to go back to school at some point in the next 10 years.
What I can say is that I’m certainly counting my blessings to be in the position I’m in now. I’ve had the chance to see what it takes to grow a business from the ground up, and I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to build a good team around you. I’d like to think I’m a better leader now than I was two years ago, and I’m learning new things all the time. Which is why it’s hard to say where I’ll be in 10 years- I may learn something or come to some realization in the next few months that may totally alter the path of where I thought I wanted to take my career.