THE ILERA TEAM
Greg Rochlin is a serial entrepreneur, healthcare advocate and philanthropist. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1987, Greg founded National Thermal Industries, a residential home improvement company, which he later sold to his business partner. From there, he moved into metals trading and recycling at Wise Recycling, which was the largest independent aluminum trading company in the world when he joined in 1992. Greg became the COO and eventually purchased the scrap division of the company, which was re-branded as Terrapin Recycling.
Over the course of two decades, the company grew from processing 200,000 pounds of non-ferrous metal per month to more than ten million pounds per month, and diversified to include lucrative landfill, waste, and trucking services. Greg also founded Specialized Metal Solutions, an important supplier to the food container industry and metals trading firm, in 2006; he serves as CEO of the company. He is active in other industries as well – Greg is the CEO and co-owner of upscale Maryland wine and spirits chains and three real estate companies. Greg has campaigned and volunteered tirelessly for healthcare causes throughout his life. A long-time Sinai Hospital of Baltimore board member and current chair, Greg was the last chair of the LifeBridge Health Planning Committee, which oversees the planning and budgeting for future projects at Sinai, Northwest and Carroll Hospital. He has also served on the board of Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE), where he was instrumental in guiding the organization’s merger with the League of People with Disabilities of Maryland.
Greg has been the CEO of Ilera Healthcare since its founding in 2016. Providing medical marijuana to patients gives him the opportunity to unite his business development acumen with his lifelong passion for compassion. His personal and professional experiences make him highly qualified to lead Ilera Healthcare.