Andrew Thut joined 4Front in 2014 after a career in finance, bringing to the team a wealth of financial-management experience and business acumen. Over the past four years he has immersed himself in every facet of the cannabis industry, including regulatory compliance, the relevant financial drivers of the industry, and hands-on experience with dispensaries and cultivation facilities. Prior to his role at 4Front, Andrew was managing director of the BlackRock Small Cap Growth Fund at BlackRock Advisors LLC. During his 11-year involvement, the $2 billion fund ranked in the top five percent of all domestic small cap growth funds. He also had past stints at MFS Investment Management and BT Alex Brown.