Jessica Billingsley

Member Since 2021

Jessica Billingsley

CEO & Chairman of the Board


Denver Area

Jessica Billingsley serves as Akerna’s Chief Executive Officer. In June 2019 she became the first CEO of a cannabis technology company to be listed on Nasdaq. She co-founded MJ Freeway in 2010, where she served as President until April 2018, and later as the CEO until MJ Freeway was acquired by MTech to form Akerna. In 2015, she was named as one of Fortune’s Most Promising Female Entrepreneurs, in 2018, she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders, and in 2019, she was named to Entrepreneur’s inaugural list of 100 Powerful Women. Prior to MJ Freeway, Jessica earned her degree in Communications and Computer Science from the University of Georgia and later became CEO and founder of Zoco, a technology services firm with clients across the United States. With 20 years of technology and systems experience in rapidly scaling businesses, Jessica is a highly regarded executive in both the tech and cannabis space.


  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Technology


January 13th, 2022

Nine Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Sources of Inspiration (That Aren't Related to Business)

What inspires entrepreneurs each day doesn't have to come from the business sector.

January 10th, 2022

Using Supply Chain Transparency to Win the Hearts of Consumers

B2C companies should prioritize increased transparency in their processes.  

December 8th, 2021

Aiming for Explosive Business Growth? 11 Points You Should Be Concerned About

Sometimes scaling quickly isn't the best path forward.

November 22nd, 2021

Eight Lessons These Entrepreneurs Learned From Their Toughest Business Situations

You can’t grow your business without facing a few obstacles along the way.



Akerna consolidates cannabis technology companies to connect data points in the global cannabis supply chain. In doing so, Akerna creates one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chain with global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients and consumers to make smart decisions.


  • Software Solutions
  • Marijuana Tracking
  • Inventory and Sales