Officers

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Jim Cacioppo

Jim Cacioppo

CEO, Chairman and Founder

Jim Cacioppo

Jim Cacioppo

CEO, Chairman and Founder

Jim brings managerial, start-up, operating, financial and investing experience to his role as CEO, Chairman and Founder of Jushi. Prior to founding Jushi, Jim spent over two decades managing the business and allocating capital in senior management positions at several large hedge funds; two of which were early stage success stories. Jim is Co- Founder and Managing Partner of One East Partners (US$2.3 billion (peak AUM)). Previously, Jim served as President and Co-Portfolio Manager of Sandell Asset Management (US$5.5 billion (peak AUM)) and Head of Distressed Debt for Halcyon Management, a global investment firm with over US$9 billion in assets. Jim has significant experience in private equity and operating several enterprises at the Board and management levels, including in the financial services, technology, chemicals and consumer/leisure industries. Jim earned his BA from Colgate University and his MBA from Harvard University.

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Jon Barack

Jon Barack

President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Founder

Jon Barack

Jon Barack

President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Founder

Jon brings extensive financial and cannabis industry investing experience (both public and private) to his role as President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Founder of Jushi. Jon spent over ten years in investments at various hedge funds, including five years at One East Capital Advisors where he focused on cannabis investments. Jon earned his BA from Princeton University and his JD/MBA from Northwestern University.

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Leonardo "Leo" Garcia-Berg

Leonardo "Leo" Garcia-Berg

Chief Operations Officer

Leonardo "Leo" Garcia-Berg

Leonardo "Leo" Garcia-Berg

Chief Operations Officer

Leo brings vast operational experience and global supply chain management to his role at Chief Operations Officer at Jushi. Before joining Jushi, Leo served in numerous roles at Anheuser-Busch InBEV (“AB InBev”). As the Global Director of Value Creation, Global Procurement Officer, Leo led strategies focused on improving manufacturing, logistics, sourcing and operations across the company’s breweries worldwide. While at AB InBEV, Leo had the opportunity to integrate the Modelo facilities located in Mexico into AB InBEV. In addition to his positions at AB InBEV, he also served as an international consultant for McKinsey & Company, focusing on operational strategies, procurement, organizational transformations, along with supply chain and end-to-end process optimization solutions. Leo received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires in Argentina, and earned his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tobi Lebowitz

Tobi Lebowitz

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Tobi Lebowitz

Tobi Lebowitz

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Tobi brings extensive legal and human resources expertise to Jushi. Tobi served as the Associate General Counsel of KLX Inc. (formerly KLXI), where she played pivotal roles in the sale of its aerospace segment to Boeing for $4.25B and the spin-off of its energy segment into a new, publicly traded company (KLXE). Tobi earned her BS from University of Florida and JD from University of Florida – Frederic G. Levin College of Law. Tobi holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

Board of Directors

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Peter Adderton

Peter Adderton

Board Member

Peter Adderton

Peter Adderton

Board Member

Mr. Adderton has over 30 years of invaluable operational and marketing expertise that he brings to his role as Director at Jushi. Peter is a Director and Founder of Boost Mobile, a wireless telecommunications brand based in Australia. Under his leadership, Boost Mobile USA was purchased by Nextel/Sprint and remains a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel. Prior to founding Boost Mobile, Peter founded Amp’d Mobile, a wireless company and Mandalay Digital, now Digital Turbine, a mobile solutions provider. At Mandalay Digital, Peter was the Company’s CEO and Director leading it to become a NASDAQ listed company. Peter graduated from Sydney Technical College.

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Benjamin Cross

Benjamin Cross

Board Member

Benjamin Cross

Benjamin Cross

Board Member

Mr. Cross is a seasoned leader who has been at the helm of several companies. Benjamin brings more than 20 years of extensive financial markets experience and commodities knowledge to his role as Director at Jushi. Benjamin spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley in both their London and New York offices in the Commodities Division until his retirement in 2015 as a Managing Director at the firm. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Benjamin worked at Merrill Lynch and the commodities exchange. Benjamin earned his BS from Cornell University. Presently, Ben is a Board Advisor to Ursa Space, a geospatial intelligence firm with an emphasis in measuring global oil inventories.

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Marina Hahn

Marina Hahn

Board Member

Marina Hahn

Marina Hahn

Board Member

Ms. Hahn brings extensive board and consumer brand experience to her role as Director at Jushi. Ms. Hahn serves as a consultant at Rotkaeppchen-Mumm, a German market leader in sparkling wines and spirits. Prior to serving as a consultant at Rotkaeppchen-Mumm, Ms. Hahn co-founded ZX Ventures, a growth arm of Anheuser-Busch. Prior to ZX Ventures, Ms. Hahn served as President of the Consumer Division at Flex Pharma, an innovative biotech formed as a result of a scientific breakthrough for athletes who suffer from muscle cramps. Ms. Hahn was a founder of SVEDKA Vodka (acquired by Constellation Brands, Inc.), an irreverent lifestyle brand where she originated the iconic spokesbot, SVEDKA_grl. Ms. Hahn is a graduate of Wellesley College.

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Steve Monroe

Steve Monroe

Board Member

Steve Monroe

Steve Monroe

Board Member

Mr. Monroe has a robust record of accomplishment as President of a financial services company and vast expertise in financial markets and risk management. Steve is President and Managing Partner of Liquid Capital Alternative Funding (“LCAF”), an asset-based lender. Prior to joining LCAF, Steve served as National Sales Manager for Short Duration Products at JP Morgan; and previously in a variety of senior management positions covering cash and short duration products at Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Steve earned his BA from Williams College.

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Bill Wafford

Bill Wafford

Board Member

Bill Wafford

Bill Wafford

Board Member

Mr. Wafford is a highly skilled leader with over 25 years of finance and management consulting experience that he brings to his role as Director at Jushi. Mr. Wafford currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Everlane, a digitally native apparel, footwear and accessories brand that is leading the fashion industry toward a more environmentally conscious sustainable future. Prior to Everlane, he served as Chief Financial Officer of JCPenney, one of the largest retail department chains in the U.S., The Vitamin Shoppe, a specialty retailer of nutritional products, and Thrasio, a global consumer goods company. Mr. Wafford also previously served as Partner of the advisory practice group at KPMG, after holding various executive finance roles with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Target, Archstone Consulting, and Bank of America.

Management Team

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Olivier Blechner

Olivier Blechner

EVP, Business Development

Olivier Blechner

Olivier Blechner

EVP, Business Development

Olivier brings over 20 years of principal investing and corporate finance experience to his role as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Prior to Jushi, Olivier worked with Jim Cacioppo as the Senior Portfolio Manager at One East Capital Advisors. Olivier has previously held several senior roles at hedge funds including Chief Investment Officer of the Polygon Distressed Opportunities Fund, Research Director at Alden Global Capital, Partner at TPG Credit Management. Initially, Olivier worked for Jim Cacioppo as Head of European Credit Opportunities at Sandell Asset Management. Prior to those positions, Olivier concentrated on leveraged finance and rescue financing transactions at Houlihan Lokey and Credit Suisse First Boston / DLJ. Olivier received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998.

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Ryan Cook

Ryan Cook

EVP, Operations

Ryan Cook

Ryan Cook

EVP, Operations

Ryan brings extensive cannabis operations experience to his role as EVP of Operations at Jushi. Before joining Jushi, Ryan founded The Clinic™ and served as COO the last 10 years overseeing all aspects of day-to-day operations including oversight of all retail, cultivation and manufacturing facilities. His background in commercial real estate and development has been crucial in the management of all construction activities. Ryan earned his degree from the University of Colorado in the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Matt Leeth

Matt Leeth

EVP, Legal Affairs

Matt Leeth

Matt Leeth

EVP, Legal Affairs

Matt brings invaluable cannabis industry legal expertise to his role as EVP, Legal Affairs at Jushi. Before joining Jushi, Matt served as General Counsel at The Green Solution, one of Colorado’s largest cannabis companies, and its related entities. Matt earned his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida and earned his JD from Florida State University College of Law.

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Brendon Lynch

Brendon Lynch

EVP, Retail Operations

Brendon Lynch

Brendon Lynch

EVP, Retail Operations

Brendon is a senior retail executive, who has a proven track record of building and transforming iconic consumer and service brands. He brings decades of retail expertise to his role as EVP of Retail Operations that he refined and developed while working with companies such as Anthropologie, Rudy’s Barbershop, TOMS, David Yurman and the Gap.

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Andreas "Dre" Neumann

Andreas "Dre" Neumann

Chief Creative Director

Andreas "Dre" Neumann

Andreas "Dre" Neumann

Chief Creative Director

Dre brings over three decades of advertising, entertainment, and technology experience to his role as Chief Creative Director. Before joining Jushi, Dre served as Creative Director and Head of Content for Idean, a leading global design agency, and was instrumental in building out Idean’s US footprint with key clients such as IBM, HP, Rolls Royce and Ericsson. Dre is also known for his photography and has worked with people/groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Foo Fighters, ZZ Top, and Lenny Kravitz.

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Shaunna Patrick

Shaunna Patrick

EVP, Wholesale Operations

Shaunna Patrick

Shaunna Patrick

EVP, Wholesale Operations

Shaunna brings extensive commercial experience to her role as Executive Vice President of Wholesale Operations. She has demonstrated success across a diverse background of roles, product categories, and business models in the consumer product goods space. Her history includes key leadership roles in Sales and Marketing, Sales Operations and Strategy, and Category Management for companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBEV, The Hershey Company, and JUUL Labs, as well as mid-level private equity food companies. She has significant experience in the planning and development of commercial teams and strategies through various stages of growth. Shaunna is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

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Michael Perlman

Michael Perlman

EVP, Investor Relations

Michael Perlman

Michael Perlman

EVP, Investor Relations

Michael brings vast investor relations, marketing, finance, market intelligence, and treasury experience to his role as EVP of Investor Relations at Jushi. Before joining Jushi, Michael served as head of Investor Relations and Treasurer at KLX Inc. (formerly KLXI), the world’s leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables, and logistics services, and KLX Energy Services (KLXE), a leading provider of oilfield services. Michael earned his BA in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida. Michael also earned his Master’s in International Business from the University of Florida.

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Nichole Upshaw

Nichole Upshaw

EVP, Human Resources

Nichole Upshaw

Nichole Upshaw

EVP, Human Resources

Nichole brings invaluable experience to her role as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to Jushi, Nichole was head of Human Resources for RaceTrac Petroleum, a convenience store chain that operates over 500 company-owned retail locations with over 9,000 employees. Nichole was a founding member of RaceTrac’s Women’s organization, LEAD, and has experience building affinity groups.

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Trent Woloveck

Trent Woloveck

Chief Commercial Director

Trent Woloveck

Trent Woloveck

Chief Commercial Director

Trent brings singular strategic planning and strong business acquisition and cannabis development experience to his role as Chief Commercial Director at Jushi. Trent formerly served as President of TGS National Holdings (an affiliate of The Green Solution), as well as COO at American Cannabis Company, where he worked with his clients to win state cannabis licenses. Trent earned his BS in finance from Miami University.