Charles Larsen – Chairman
Mr. Larsen has more than 30 years experience working with public, private and start-up companies in many different facets of business. In 2009 he began to focus his efforts exclusively on business development in the cannabis and hemp industries.
In the years prior to launching Global Hemp Group, he used his cannabis industry expertise to consultant for a number of companies in the industry and was the first President of Medical Marijuana, Inc., the first publically traded company in the industry in the United States.
Since 2009 he has dedicated his life to, and has spent 100% of his time, researching cannabis and hemp as potential solutions to many of the problems the world is facing today. He has met many of the industry’s pioneers from around the world and has developed lifelong relationships with a small community that has made a significant and positive impact on society in a very short time frame.
In his previous business career, Mr. Larsen has been involved in the highest levels of strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial and operational restructuring, public and private corporate finance, governance and compliance. He has significant experience in: high volume securities trading; corporate and public debt; equities; options and futures; as well as being an experienced portfolio manager; securities trader; and C level executive.
Through his lengthy career in the finance industry, he has held executive management positions with a number of financial companies, including; Sr. VP at Tower Asset Management, CFO, COO & CCO at Financial Management Advisors, Interim CFO at Polaris Technology, as well as key operational positions at Associated Consulting, Peskin Associates and Integrated Decision Systems. Prior to that, he served 8 years in the United States Coast Guard.
Curt Huber – Director
Mr. Huber is an independent corporate and financial consultant. He has been involved in all facets of public companies for more than 25 years. He is an experienced director and senior officer who has represented public companies in many different sectors: mining, oil and gas, and technology. In addition, he has provided investor relation services, raised financing in the public markets and built corporate awareness for the companies with which he has been associated. He is currently the President & CEO of Chimata Gold Corp (TSX.V – CAT) and a Director of Maxtech Ventures Inc. (CSE – MVT) and Orofino Gold Corp. (TSX.V –ORR).
Dr. Paul T. Perrault – Director
Dr. Paul T. Perrault was trained in cooperative development (M.A.) and in Economics of rural development (Ph. D.). His career started out in rural development where, as a consultant, he worked in the development and management of rural development projects in a number of developing countries. However, the core of his career is institutional development. Over the years he participated actively in the creation of three institutions in Africa, two of which were directly related with rural development: the National University of Rwanda (1964-67), the Agricultural and Rural Management Training Institute (Nigeria 1981-82), and the Doctorate Program en rural economics in the Université nationale de Côte d’Ivoire (1982-90). Moreover he contributed to the strengthening of agricultural research organizations principally in Africa as a researcher then as a program director at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (1990-2004), a CGIAR institution. These experiences have shaped his perspective in managing and developing world institutions.
Jeffrey Kilpatrick – Director
Mr. Kilpatrick is currently the Program Supervisor for the Division of Investigations and Community Supervision for the Alachua County Department of Court Services in Gainesville, Florida. He has a B.Sc. in Criminal Justice Administration from CSU Long Beach, an MBA from California Coast University, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has received his Certified Public Manager degree from FSU. He is the current Executive Secretary, past President and chair of the Legislative Committee of the Association of Pretrial Professional of Florida. He is also the current Secretary for the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies, the chair of the Legislative Committee and Membership Committee, and serves on the Accreditation Committee. Prior to coming to Alachua County, Jeff spent 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he was the Coast Guard’s lead criminal investigator in northern California, Nevada and Utah. Mr. Kilpatrick is a member of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.