Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
A seasoned investor and expert manager of private equity funds with over two (2) decades of domestic and international experience, Kyle has a track record of growing de novo companies to industry leadership in the fields of fund/asset management, property management and insurance. Kyle also served on the boards of multiple international investment and hedge funds before pivoting in 2016 to the regulated cannabis industry, where he closed four funds and consolidated them to form the vertically integrated GH Group.
President and Director
Graham is a serial entrepreneur who began his career as part of the original team at Software.com, taking the company public in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he served on the board of Seacology and was part of the founding team at Sonos, where he was involved with product design, development, sales, and customer support. After Sonos, Farrar served as a board member for Heal the Ocean, was a founder and partner of ebook publishers iStoryTime Inc. and zuuka, and founded a Santa Barbara luxury rental company. He first ventured into the regulated cannabis industry by founding Elite Garden Wholesale, an agriculture technology company focused on developing products for the hydroponics industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Derrek Higgins serves as Chief Financial Officer for GH Group. Derrek has day to day responsibility managing the financial actions and planning of GH Group, overseeing cash flow, leading capital raises, analyzing mergers and acquisitions, and implementing growth strategies. He has more than 20 years of public and private company financial expertise in preparing venture-backed startups for public listings, representing shareholders and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital plans.
Jamin has over a decade of legal experience in counseling high-growth private and public companies, principally in the medical and digital technology sectors, and over six years of experience advising California and multi-state cannabis operators and associated technology service providers. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked on investor-side early-stage financing and intellectual property commercialization planning and analysis. He is a member of the California bar, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the International Cannabis Bar Association.
Chief Operating Officer
Daryl is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in operations, finance, accounting, and technology across multiple industry sectors and consumer packaged goods categories. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Nissin Foods USA. Prior to that, he co-founded and sold a digital out-of-home advertising company and completed several business transformation projects while with Nestlé USA, Global Nestle Professional, Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ: FARM), and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MUFG). Kato began his career in Deloitte’s audit practice where he earned his CPA license.
Vice President, Business Development
Joe is a true veteran of legal cannabis markets, having spent over a decade as a serial cannabis entrepreneur. With multiple endeavors spanning 3 states, he has acquired a range of expertise that encompasses nearly every aspect of the cannabis business, beginning in the cultivation supply sector with lighting and hydroponic equipment for the medical market. From there, he dove ever-deeper into the industry, as a pioneer of the extraction sector in Colorado, co-owner of a medical cannabis dispensary in California, founder/owner of Madrone Oregon, which held 11 state cultivation licenses, and President of the ceramic accessories brand, Hive. Most recently, he served as the CEO of a premium California concentrates brand for three years, before bringing his extensive industry knowledge and leadership to GH Group.