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. He has been actively involved in the 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 companies in the space 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 developing and managing research and education institutions related to agriculture.
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.