About Us

About Nucleus One

Nucleus One was formed in 2014 with the increasing amount of legal cannabis activity in New England.
A division of Opus Consulting Group, Nucleus One has the tools, knowledge, and abilities to provide support to a wide variety of cannabis projects. Based in Portland, Maine, our clients are predominately in New England however we have helped clients with projects throughout the United States including Hawaii and Ohio.

Our Nucleus One team specializes in applications and licensing, investor due diligence, pro forma, operational support, and variety of other customized solutions. No matter what stage or size your business is, our team will work with you to create a plan that will accelerate growth, increase profitability, and improve operational efficiency.

Nucleus One has a wealth of experience in legal cannabis. Some of our past projects have included:

  • State applications for dispensary, cultivation, and greenhouse operations
  • Turnaround management for dispensaries and cultivation centers
  • Project management and investor support
  • Board positions and leadership positions for statewide medical marijuana operations
  • Creating and implementing a seed to sale tracking software solution for statewide marijuana operations
  • Past projects Nucleus One has assisted on have been located in
    • Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Hawaii, Florida, and Ohio.


Meet the Team

Jacques Santucci

Jacques has been involved in the cannabis industry since 2006. He's held leadership positions in the cannabis industry as well as several others including the entertainment, tourism, and technology industries. Prior to founding Opus Consulting Group and subsequently, Nucleus One, he began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young and Universal Pictures in Paris, France before moving to Maine in 1999. His expertise both inside and out of the cannabis industry lies within business strategy and management, new business venture, due diligence, accounting, process improvement, financial systems, planning and analysis, sales and marketing strategy.

Jacques holds a degree from EDHEC School of Management in Lille, France with a concentration in Finance.

Connor Yost

Connor has been consulting in the cannabis industry for the past 4 years. He specializes in financial modeling and analysis, technical writing and project management. Connor has assisted on several cannabis related projects including due diligence, license acquisition, branding, and construction oversight on multiple marijuana facilities. In Connor's spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing foosball.

Connor holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in accounting from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Matt Klepinger

Matt joined the Nucleus One team right out of college in May 2018. He is a Junior Consultant, assisting clients and the team with a variety of tasks. He takes on administrative duties as well as performing more specialized roles from market analysis and research to project management and financial modeling.

Matt grew up in Yarmouth, Maine before attending Lafayette College where he earned degrees in German and Economics.