The Company is focused on acquiring and/or joint venturing with companies across all sectors of the industrial hemp industries in an effort to build a “soil-to-shelf” portfolio of complementary companies and joint venture partners. There is a perfect storm on the horizon for the hemp industry, as there is significant economic need for increased job creation and tax revenue in most countries around the world, along with a strong demand for sustainable technologies, low carbon footprint housing, highly nutritional food and effective medicines without side effects. Industrial hemp can provide many of these necessary solutions. By vertically integrating the supply chain, the Company can be focused on efforts that will enable it to capture cash flow, revenues and value from its acquisitions and establish a far greater collective valuation than GHG or the individual companies would have on their own.
B U S I N E S S P H I L O S O P H Y
A healthier future through sustainable business strategies.
Global Hemp Group companies are integral suppliers of high quality sustainable raw materials and finished products derived from the hemp plant. With products that will be recognized as leading global brands, it will operate in the automotive, building materials, bio-composites, energy-related markets, food, nutritional supplements & nutraceuticals, guided by the overarching theme of “global environmental stewardship”. The Company applies the key concepts of sustainability and social responsibility in all its endeavors.
M A N A G E M EN T & B O A R D O F D I R EC T O R S
Charles Larsen – President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Larsen has more than 30 years of experience working in government, public, private and startup companies as an executive manager, including being the founding President of the first publicly traded company in the medical cannabis industry in 2009, Medical Marijuana, Inc., and he is a founder of Marijuana Company of America, Inc. He has been actively involved in the cannabis and hemp industry for nearly a decade, traveling the world researching the plant and the industry, and developing relationships with key global players. Mr. Larsen has provided strategic consulting to many emerging and seasoned cannabis and hemp companies since 2008.
In addition, Mr. Larsen has decades of 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. He has participated in the highest levels of strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, financial and operational restructuring, public and private corporate finance, governance and compliance.
Curt Huber – CFO, 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.
Dr. Paul T. Perrault – Director
Dr. Perrault is an economist trained in cooperative development (M.A.) and in Rural Development (Ph. D.) (Stanford). After some years of consulting on rural development project in several developing countries, he shifted his career to institutional development. Over the years he participated actively in the creation of several university and training institutions in Rwanda, Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire. 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.
Jeff Kilpatrick – Director
Mr. Kilpatrick is currently a Program Supervisor for the Alachua County Department of Court Services in Gainesville, Florida. He has a BS in the Administration of Criminal Justice from CSU Long Beach, an MBA from California Coast University, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a CPM from Florida State University. He is a Senior Board Member for the Association of Pretrial Professionals of Florida (APPF) and is the President Elect for the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA). Prior to coming to Alachua County, Jeff spent 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Kilpatrick is a member of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.