Shango / The Health Center / Theraplant / True Harvest
Greenrose Acquisition Corp.
William (Mickey) Harley III has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since our inception. Mr. Harley has over 30 years of experience in agriculture, real estate and finance. Mr. Harley currently serves as a managing member of our sponsor. From 2012 through 2018 Mr. Harley served as President of Bhavanna Berries LLC, a vertically integrated branded organic blueberry business located on the North Fork of Long Island. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Harley was the Chief Executive Officer of National Pecan Company, which became the largest, vertically integrated pecan company in the world, and was later acquired by Diamond Foods, Inc. in 2017. Since 2011, Mr. Harley has been the Managing Member and majority owner of The Arsenal Group, which is involved in the acquisition, remediation and redevelopment of a “brownfield” industrial real estate project. In 2012, HRK Holdings, LLC and HRK Industries, LLC, entities partially owned by The Arsenal Group, both filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida and emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2017. Prior to these endeavors Mr. Harley spent nearly twenty years in asset management. Mr. Harley holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University’s School of Management and received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
We believe Mr. Harley is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board due to his agriculture and business experience, as well as his contacts and relationships.
Paul Wimer has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since our inception. Since 2017 Mr. Wimer has served as the Chief Experience & Strategy Officer of Tivity Health, Inc., a publicly traded health and wellness company, where he is responsible for the company’s innovation, product management, digital marketing, business development, corporate development and call center operations. From 2010 through 2017 he served as a Senior Principal of Clareo Inc., a management consulting firm where he was responsible for business development, client management and project delivery. From 2010 to present he serves as the founder of Aspen Lane LLC, a strategic grow advisory firm. Mr. Wimer holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Jeffrey Stegner has served as our Chief Financial Officer since our inception. Mr. Stegner has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry. From July 1988 through August 2019, Mr. Stegner worked as a banker at Citigroup Inc., most recently as a Director and Senior Credit Officer, where he was tasked with oversight of commercial loans and determining their risks. From January 1986 through July 1988, Mr. Stegner was a Banker, Account Executive for the Bank of Nova Scotia and between June 1978 and January 1986 he worked as a licensed engineer. Mr. Stegner holds a Master of Business Administration in Banking, Finance and Investments from Hofstra University and a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from New York University.
Daniel Harley has served as our Executive Vice President, Business Development and a Director since our inception. Mr. Harley has over 25 years of investment experience, having invested in private and public companies both domestically and internationally. He currently serves as a managing member of our sponsor. From 2016 through 2018 he served as a Portfolio Manager at Narmo Capital Management, a Saudi family office based out of Bahrain, where he was responsible for the concept, formation and launch of a global event driven fund. From 2010 through 2016 he was the Founder, Principal and Portfolio Manager of Unqua Capital Management (and its predecessor Bannon Alternative Strategies). Mr. Harley began his career as an associate investment banker at Ryan Beck & Associates from 1991 through 1993 where he participated in a full range of investment banking and corporate services. From 1993 through 1998 he worked at Allen & Company Inc. as an OTC Market Maker trading in post-bankruptcy equities and warrants, and then managed the company’s special situations fund. In 1999 he joined his brother, Mickey Harley, our Chief Executive Officer to form HBV Alternative Strategies and its successor companies, where he helped grow assets from $5 million to a peak of over $1.3 billion. Mr. Harley received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. Joseph’s University and a BS in Biology from the University of Delaware.
We believe Mr. Harley is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board due to his business experience, as well as his contacts and relationships.
Brendan Sheehan has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations and a Director since our inception. Mr. Sheehan has over 25 years of experience in business development, sales and operations in the finance, technology and healthcare industries. He currently serves as a managing member of our sponsor. Mr. Sheehan has an extensive network of family offices and high net-worth individuals with whom he has raised funds for the cannabis industry. Since 2015 he has served as the founder of Greenrose Associates, an executive recruiter for hedge funds and fintech firms as well as for companies in the cannabis industry. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as a bond broker at Tullet Prebon (now part of TP ICAP plc) and prior to that served in similar positions with leading firms such as Tradition Securities and Futures and GFI Group. Mr. Sheehan began his finance career as a hedge fund analyst at Mellon HBV, specializing in distressed asset evaluations. Mr. Sheehan received a Master of Business Administration from New York University and a BA from Yale University.
We believe Mr. Sheehan is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board due to his business experience, as well as his contacts and relationships.
Steven Cummings has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2019. Since 2017 Mr. Cummings has served as the Vice President of Business Development Munitions and Government of Day & Zimmermann, a privately held company in the fields of construction, engineering, staffing and ammunition manufacture, operating out of 150 locations worldwide. From 2016 through 2017, Mr. Cummings was the President of Chemring Group US, and a member of its United States board of directors, and Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems. In this capacity, Mr. Cummings had profit and loss responsibility for Chemring’s wide range of critical and lifesaving chemical, biological, and improvised explosive device (IED) detection systems. Beginning in 2015, Mr. Cummings was the Chemring Group Vice President of Global Business Development and prior to that, Vice President of Business Development for North America responsible for customer relations and growing the business. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Cummings had a distinguished 28-year career in the US Army retiring at the rank of Colonel. Mr. Cummings served in a number of significant Army leadership positions including Project Manager Close Combat Systems at PEO Ammunition, where he was responsible for procurement and management of more than 200 ammunition items and counter-IED equipment. He also personally led the training teams that were fielding that equipment in Afghanistan in 2011. Mr. Cummings holds multiple educational degrees, including a BS from the US Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration from Clemson University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. Mr. Cummings’ military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan, the Army Staff Identification Badge and Airborne wings.
We believe Mr. Cummings is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board due to his business experience serving in prominent leadership roles in both the private and public sectors as well as his business contacts.
John (Jack) Falcon has served as our Chairman since October 2019. He has over 40 years of experience working with manufacturing and automotive industries and has helped turn around numerous underperforming companies. From 2014 to 2017 Mr. Falcon served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Manufacturing Corporation, a provider of critical axle components with approximately $400M of revenue and 1,500 employees. During his time at U.S. Manufacturing, Mr. Falcon oversaw the reorganization of the company and prepared it for a sale. From 2011 through 2017, Mr. Falcon has also served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of JAC Products Inc., a global leader of roof racking systems with approximately $400M of revenue and 1,250 employees. At JAC Products Mr. Falcon took the company’s business from a deficit to achieving record margins and assisted in the sale of the company in 2016. From 2009 through 2010, he served as the Chairman, President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Bannon Automotive, one of the world’s premiere sellers of electric cars. Mr. Falcon was instrumental in all aspects of technical and operational activities, including the sale of the company to a large Indian multinational corporation. Mr. Falcon has served on the board of directors of several public and private companies, including Huntingdon International Holdings and Shiloh Industries, both of which are traded on Nasdaq and currently serves on the board of directors of Beacon and Bridges, a private company and is a member of the operations group of Center Rock Capital Partners, LP, a private equity firm. Mr. Falcon earned his BA from Muskingum College, where he majored in Communications and minored in Economics.
We believe Mr. Falcon is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his business experience as well as business contacts and relationships.
Thomas Megale has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2019. He has over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Since 1996, Mr. Megale has been the owner and managing member of TJ Megale CPA PLLC, where he has advised both individuals and private companies on tax planning and compliance. From 1986 through 2006, Mr. Megale was a partner at the accounting firm of Abbate + Megale, Certified Public Accountants, LLP. Mr. Megale received his BS from the School of Management of Boston College and has been a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York since 1985.
We believe Mr. Megale is well-qualified to serve as a member of the board due to his accounting experience as well as his business contacts.
John Torrance, III has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in the specialty chemical and alternative energy sectors. Since 2016, Mr. Torrance has been working for Element Solutions (formerly Platform Specialty Products) a publicly held corporation serving the consumer electronics, automotive, graphic solutions & offshore drilling industries with proprietary specialty chemicals and application expertise. Mr. Torrance is currently the Vice President of Supply Chain of North & South America leading the integration of 5 legacy businesses with 12 plants in the US, Canada, Mexico & Brazil. Prior to his role at Element Solutions, Mr. Torrance spent 15 years with increasing levels of responsibility in Operations and Manufacturing for an alternative energy start-up Proton Onsite. He spent time designing, building and outfitting the company’s turnkey global headquarters in Wallingford, CT while also developing the business processes and software systems to support late stage commercialization of their patented Polymer Exchange Membrane (PEM) based technology. The company was founded in 1996 and grew to the global leader in onsite hydrogen generation for commercial & industrial markets and oxygen generation for military & aerospace applications. Mr. Torrance has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University while also studying abroad at the University of Nottingham.
We believe Mr. Torrance is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his business experience as well as business contacts and relationships.