Founder & CEO | Earl Gallegos Management
Mr. Gallegos founded Earl Gallegos Management LLC in July 1994 and serves as its Principal. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Majesco Limited, served as an Outside Director of Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions, Chief Executive Officer of PracticeOne, LLC, co-founded eGovNet , also serving as its Chief Operations Officer, and was a Founder of Peak Performance Solutions Inc., a privately held insurance technology firm.
Former Director, THC Strategy Group | Canopy Growth
Mike is the CEO of a start-up cannabis company currently operating in stealth mode. Most recently Mr. Hartman headed up Canopy Growth’s THC strategy group for the US marketplace. Mike began his foray into the cannabis industry as a member of Governor Hickenlooper’s cabinet when he was Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Revenue. In that capacity, Mike served as Colorado’s regulatory authority for the Cannabis, Alcohol and Tobacco, Casino, Horse Racing and Auto Dealership industries.
CEO | Hoban Law Group
Brent is the CEO of Hoban Law Group, the first U.S. based law firm to expand its cannabis industry services across the globe with attorneys in the European Union, Latin America, and beyond. He has managed, executed and participated in over $2bn in capital raising, PE, VC and M&A transactions. He routinely advises entrepreneurs, investors, executives, operators, and companies regarding entity formation, transactions, capital raising, structure, finance and operations. Brent is also an advisor and mentor to numerous companies and investment funds in the cannabis industry.
Former CEO & Managing Partner | Antares Capital
John retired in May 2019 as Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Antares Capital, LP. John was a founding Partner of the original Antares Capital in 1996, a business based upon providing acquisition financing capital to the portfolio companies of Private Equity firms throughout North America. At the time of his retirement, AUM at Antares exceeded $24bn. In November 2019 he joined Victory Park Capital Advisors as a Senior Advisor to the firm. John was recently named the Chair of the Advisory Council for the IDEA Center, a hub of Innovation at Notre Dame.
Kim Vender Moffat
Executive Director | Aspen Institute
Kim Vender Moffat is the founder of Rosa Partners, where she focuses on supporting founders and management teams through investment, advising, and board roles. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Braddock Scholars program at the Aspen Institute and an Investor in Residence at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, She is a tenured private equity investor and previously was a partner at Sterling Partners, a small-middle market private equity firm based in Chicago. At Sterling, Kim invested in and served on the boards of various healthcare, education, and consumer services companies. During part of her time at Sterling, she also led Investor Relations, Business Development and Firm Strategy functions. Kim currently serves as a board member for social impact private equity fund at Impact Engine, as well as the Hold Co for the First Women’s Bank, which she co-founded.
Co-Founder & Former CEO | Cronos Group
Paul Rosen is a noted career entrepreneur, management consultant and public speaker. Over the last 8 years he has become one of the most active entrepreneurs, advisors and investors in the emerging cannabis industry. Paul Rosen was a co-founder of PharmaCan Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: CRON; TSX: CRON) and served as its first President and CEO. Paul has held board positions with a number of publicly traded cannabis companies, and serves as the Executive Chairman of Global Go, an advisory focused on the global regulated cannabis industry. Paul is involved in several other cannabis businesses today.
Senior Policy Advisor | Squire Patton Boggs
Mara Sheldon, a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs advised the Biden presidential campaign on cannabis policy and works with private sector companies and nonprofits on a variety of legislative and regulatory matters related to cannabis and hemp. Mara is a policy expert and former congressional aide with significant experience on Capitol Hill as well as in state government, having also served as Communications Director and Spokesperson for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ (D) gubernatorial campaign. In the US House of Representatives, Mara also served on the congressional senior staff of the late Rep. John Dingell, Jr. (D-MI), the chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, which oversees the FDA and has direct jurisdiction on matters of commerce involving cannabis, CBD, hemp and related products. She is a key member of Squire Patton Boggs’ Cannabis Initiative Team and regularly authors cannabis policy pieces that have appeared in publications such as The Denver Post and Cannabis Law Review.
Herbert P. Wilkins, Jr.
Managing Director | Syndicated Communications Inc. Management Company
Mr. Wilkins Jr. is an experienced entrepreneur, advisor, and investor who has been in the venture capital industry for over 28 years in various positions with SYNCOM/SCI Ventures funds. Currently he is a Managing Director with Syndicated Communications Inc. Management Company. Prior to SCI Management he was an analyst, associate, senior associate and general partner at Syncom Venture Management/Syncom Venture Partners. Mr. Wilkins has participated in the investment, development and management of companies across a wide range of segments and stages in the Media and Communications, Technology, Services, Real Estate and Cannabis industries. Mr. Wilkins received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland University College and a M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.