Chief Executive Officer, Director, President and interim Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Henderson is an experienced cannabis executive, having spent the past several years focused exclusively on the cannabis space. Prior to joining Hightimes, from June 2019 to present, Mr. Henderson served on the board of Cultivate Capital, a Calgary-based cannabis financing company. At the same time, from August 2017 until January 2020, Mr. Henderson was managing partner of Matchbox Partners, a cannabis consulting firm focused on helping cannabis businesses thrive by providing financial forecasting, assisting companies in obtaining financing, as well as assisting with compliance and marketing. From 2017 until 2019, Mr. Henderson was also CEO of Grupo Flor, a California-based cannabis-related real estate company. In addition, from 2016 until 2017, Mr. Henderson served as a consultant and chief financial officer at Edible Management, a California-based company. Prior to entering the cannabis space, from 2009 to 2016, Mr. Henderson was co-owner of Ridgeline Specialty Sports, a bike and ski shop in Idaho and he worked in sales and finance at GE Capital (2011-2014) and Goldman Sachs (2006-2011). Mr. Henderson received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus on strategy, finance and marketing, and his BA in Communications from Brigham Young University.
Chief Operating Officer
Christopher Chabot is a senior business executive with more than 25 years of international experience. A professional background that encompasses a wide variety of fields, including finance, technology, logistics, entertainment and most recently in the Cannabis industry. He has spent the last 2 years as an outside consultant to High Times overseeing various projects during the transition to the plant touching side of the business. Prior to that, he built out the initial sales pipeline and on-boarded the first clients to the start-up Bespoke Financial, the first California licensed lender to the medicinal and recreational Cannabis supply chain. Throughout his career he has launched and or has been involved in several early stage start-ups including one that was acquired by a Nasdaq publicly traded company. A rare combination of sales and operational experience along with more than a decade as a professional basketball player make him an ideal leader and visionary to execute on the goals and objectives of any organization. Christopher graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Florida.
Executive Chairman of the Company
Adam Levin is the founder of Hightimes Holding and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, since its inception in December 2016. In March, 2017, Mr. Levin led the acquisition of Trans-High Corporation and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Hightimes Group since March 2017. He brings over 15 years of leadership experience running Internet-based technology and e-commerce companies to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Levin has been Managing Director of Oreva Capital Corp, since September 2016 and for five years prior to that was the Managing Director of Vert Capital Corp where he oversaw the day to day operations of the firm and led the acquisition of a number of companies. He has extensive experience in the fields of mobile, social networking, entertainment as well as venture capital and merger and acquisition strategies. Mr. Levin has been a featured speaker at CES, MIPTV, MONY Conference, CTIA, Wireless Influencers, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, Fortune, Bloomberg and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, HBO and Fox News. Mr. Levin also served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bebo.com, Inc., a social networking and content website, from 2010 to 2012. Bebo.com, Inc., filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in May 2013. Mr. Levin was an officer of Bebo within the two-year period prior to the filing of the Chapter 11 petition but had resigned as an officer and director prior to such filing. Mr. Levin currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of Barington/Hilco Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, is a member of the board of directors of Pride Media, Inc., and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pixelmags until its sale in 2016. Mr. Levin earned a BA from Thomas Edison State College. We believe Mr. Levin's extensive leadership experience in social media; e-commerce companies and venture capital will benefit the Company's development.