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.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Before joining High Times, Horvath previously held leadership roles for large scale global holding companies such as L Brands (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, etc. ), American Eagle Outfitters (American Eagle & Aerie), and DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse). Horvath took DSW public on the NYSE in 2005. In 2012 Horvath became CEO of MEP, a government contractor serving the US intelligence and security community in Afghanistan (ISAF), Africa, and Europe. Horvath formed Green Growth Brands and took it public on the CSE in November 2018. GGB operates the highly successful The Source dispensaries in Nevada, and during 2019 his GGB team introduced the Camp, Green Lilly, and Seventh Sense CBD and Cannabis brands to over 400,000 consumers in over 200 locations across the country.
Ms. Colleen Manley has served as a director of High Times Holding Corp. since March 2017 and for the past 18 years she has served as a director of Trans-High Corporation. A direct family member to High Times founder Thomas King Forcade, Ms. Manley is an attorney, a member of the Arizona State Bar since 1985 of preeminent status. She is the Managing Partner and owner of Goodson Manley Law & Legacies PLLC, one of Arizona's oldest family law practices which has been in business for over 50 years. She specializes in working with and representing multi-family and single-family and serves as General Counsel for families and businesses in Arizona as well as in other jurisdictions. Ms. Manley has also been a Director at American Green, Inc. since April 25, 2011. She is actively involved in issues involving children and the environment and in various charities in Arizona. In 1986, Ms. Manley was admitted to US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. As an Attorney, Ms. Manley and has earned the coveted "AV" rating, and her law firm has been awarded "pre-eminent" status. Colleen also received her Executive MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. We believe Ms.Manley's legal and leadership experience will be an asset to our Company and the Board of Directors.
Justin Ehrlich is a partner in VE Equities LLC, a full-service real estate company with capabilities in investment, finance, asset management and construction. Justin is responsible for managing the firm's real estate investment and finance activities and handling the company's overall operations and asset management. He has completed over $10 billion of luxury mixed-use and condominium projects in Manhattan and is currently developing several mixed-use projects in California. In addition, Justin is a partner in Churchill Real Estate Holdings LLC, an alternative investment platform offering short term debt products to institutional and private clients. Mr. Ehrlich holds a BA in Business Administration from Boston University's School of Management and earned a MS in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. He served as the Secretary of the 125th Street Business Improvement District from 2008 to 2009. He has received numerous awards and honors from multiple industry organizations including the 2011 Developer of The Year Award from Young Jewish Professionals and was the Guest of Honor at the YJP 2014 Founders Gala at Cipriani Downtown. Mr. Ehrlich is currently on the Board of Directors for A Caring Hand and BDS Analytics. We believe Mr. Ehrlich's experience in investment and real estate will be an asset to our Company's Board of Directors.
Ms. Stormy D. Simon held a number of senior roles at Overstock.com during her fifteen-year tenure with that company. She headed Overstock.com's Books Music & Video category and was responsible for all offline marketing including television, radio and print. She was also a Director of Overstock.com Inc. from 2011 to 2016. Ms. Simon's extensive experience at Overstock.com, as well as her interest in the cannabis industry, will be an asset to our Company's Board of Directors. We believe Ms. Simon's experience in large scale e-commerce and marketing will be an asset to our Company's Board of Directors.