Troy Datcher, Chairman of the Board

Troy Datcher has served as Chief Executive Officer of The Parent Company since September 2021. Troy Datcher joined The Parent Company from Clorox Co. where he most recently served as senior vice president and chief customer officer responsible for the company’s worldwide sales organization. During his tenure, Datcher deployed global sales plans for over $6.7 billion in annual revenue across The Clorox Company’s vast portfolio of brands. Prior to his combined 20-year tenure at The Clorox Company, Datcher served as national sales account manager at The Procter & Gamble Company

Datcher serves on the board of trustees for Gettysburg College, is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves as the Chair of the East Oakland Youth Development Center Foundation. In 2021 he was named to Modern Sale’s Top 100 Global Sales Leader list and is a two-time Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree (2015 and 2020). Troy was also recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the top 100 Black Executives for four consecutive years.

A native of Vincent, Alabama, Datcher holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Laurie Holcomb, Director

Laurie Holcomb is the Founder and CEO of Gold Flora — a leading vertically integrated operator with cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and retail operations in California. Six years ago, Holcomb spearheaded the purchase of 28 acres in Desert Hot Springs and built a 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art cannabis campus, which now houses most of the company’s operations. Gold Flora also has retail operations in Long Beach, San Jose, Hollister, Seaside and will be opening new retail locations in Redwood City, Costa Mesa and Corona, California.

She is an experienced CEO and Founder with a demonstrated history of success working in the cannabis and real estate categories. Skilled in Executive Management, Sales, Distressed Asset Management, and Real Estate Owned (REO). Strong Mergers & Acquisitions M&A professional with success in acquiring and selling assets. Entrepreneur who has founded startup companies in both real estate and cannabis.

With over 20 year experience in real estate development, Holcomb is well-versed in compliance and licensing issues that can hamper growth for others unfamiliar with California’s complex maze of environmental, water and land-rights regulations. Armed with this knowledge, she was able to create a masterful cannabis complex with a rapid build-out, at a lower cost than many others who raced into the cannabis gold rush.

Holcomb earned a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Iowa State University where she was a four-year student athlete.

Michael W. Lau, Director

Michael Lau is an experienced banker with over thirty years in the industry. As a FINRA Registered Representative and Principal, his experience spans various transaction sectors including acquisitions and capital raises. He began his career at Bank of America where he spent over fifteen years focused on: leverage finance; project finance; privatizations of public entities including the New Zealand rail system; and numerous private capital raises, mostly cross-border transactions. Lau was subsequently recruited by WestLB Securities where he built a successful cross-border debt capital markets business. Transactions ranged in size from $20,000,000 to over $400,000,000 with issuers in multiple North American, South American, European and Asian countries including Australia and New Zealand. Lau was again recruited by the ultimate founders of MCAP, Inc. then at INTL FCStone (now StoneX). He then followed the team to MCAP where he built the investment banking business and continued his focus on successful capital raises. Lau also brings five years of senior level advisory experience with a focus on emerging cannabis companies. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lau graduated from University of Denver B.S.B.A and Columbia University M.B.A.

Heather Molloy, Director

Heather Quinn Molloy, Founder and Managing Partner of Speedwell Partners, has over twenty-five years of experience in capital markets and began investing and consulting in the legal US cannabis market in 2015. Heather is currently an active investor and provides strategic, business development and financial consulting services.

Previously, Heather was with TerrAscend Corp. where she served as Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Corporate Development. In this role, Heather met with and reviewed numerous companies, successfully closed on over $300mm in acquisitions and managed significant investor relation matters.

Before moving into the cannabis industry, Heather was a founder of two registered investment advisors that managed over $800mm in assets for an insurance company. Asset types included senior direct real estate loans, equipment-based financing, emerging market lending, structured credit, derivative strategies, mezzanine debt and private equity.

Previously Heather spent over 14 years at Swiss Re where she was instrumental in launching the structured credit business. She structured and marketed multiple deals, established trading relationships for a proprietary derivatives product company and helped launch an asset backed commercial paper conduit in Canada. Heather has an MBA with a concentration in finance from the New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and graduated cum laude from Boston College with degrees in Marketing and Philosophy.

Jeffery Sears, Director

Mr. Sears was the Co-Founder, CEO, and chairman of Pirch (fka Fixtures Living), where he was named one of the top disruptors in retail by the National Retail Federation.

Pirch's peak revenue was +$300 mm; it had stores in six states and employed over 500 people.

Catterton Partners (a private equity firm) invested more than $100 mm in Pirch for a minority stake in 2013. Pirch went on to win numerous awards including Winner, including "Store Design of the Year" (Large Format) by Retail Week Magazine (2012), chosen by Microsoft to showcase Pirch and Surface on (2016), named 2016 Retailer of the Year by VMSD (2016), and winner, "Best in Show Worldwide: In-Store Signage and Graphics" (2012).

Sears was the President and CEO of Creative Touch Interiors, where he sold the business to Home Depot. Creative Touch Interiors generated more than $150 mm in revenue in 2004 at the time of sale. After the acquisition, the B2B business grew its footprint to over $1b in revenue for Home Depot. In addition, in 2017, Home Depot entrusted Sears with the ideation, creation, and implementation of the Home Depot Design Center, the first retail execution for high-end appliances, decorative plumbing, and bespoke cabinetry outside the "Orange Store" footprint.

Sears is currently an Advisory Board Member – of Innit. He is also the Founder of The Modernist Group

Al Foreman, Director

Mr. Foreman has been our director since January 2021. Mr. Foreman has over 20 years of professional experience in private equity, corporate finance, financial technology, and a broad range of transaction experience that includes the origination, structuring, and execution of debt, equity, and M&A transactions globally, as both a principal and an agent. Mr. Foreman is a Managing Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Tuatara Capital, a role he has held since January 2014. In this role, Al is responsible for formulating Tuatara’s macro investment strategy and for the structuring and oversight of portfolio investments. Prior to co-founding Tuatara in 2014, Al was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC, a $45 billion alternative investment management business. Before Highbridge, Mr. Foreman worked in investment banking as a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan’s Financial Sponsors Group, and he joined the bank as a Managing Director and founding member of the management team for the J.P. Morgan Private Equity Fund Services business. Earlier, Al was a financial technology executive at Vitech Systems Group and Virtual Growth Incorporated, and he began his career as a Management Associate in Citigroup’s Private Bank, where he co-founded Citibank’s Professional Sports Group. Al is currently on the board of directors of Willow Biosciences Inc., a Canadian publicly traded biotechnology company. Al has also served on the board of directors of Tuatara Capital Acquisition Corp., a Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition company, since January 2020. Mr. Foreman also sits on the boards of directors of various private companies, including Teewinot Life Sciences Corp., a private biotechnology company and including GDL. Inc., a private cannabis company. Mr. Foreman earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut where he was a United Technologies Finance Scholar and a two-time Scholar Athlete Award Winner. He also holds a J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Mr. Foreman serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Connecticut Foundation, and he is a member of the University’s Investment Committee and Athletic Steering Committee.

Please see “Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings” for information relating to the bankruptcy filing by Teewinot Life Sciences Corp. under Chapter 11 (Reorganization) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

We believe Mr. Foreman is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in corporate finance, private equity, and financial technology.

Mark Castaneda, Director

Mr. Castaneda has been our director since June 2022. Mr. Castaneda served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (Secretary during 2018) of Tilray Brands, Inc., a leading global cannabis-lifestyle and consumer packaged goods company, where he helped lead its initial public offering in July 2018, from March 2018 until his resignation on March 2, 2020, at which point he assumed a business development role for Tilray Brands, Inc. through his retirement in September 2020. Mr. Castaneda previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer of Primo Water Corporation, a publicly traded water marketing and distribution company, where he helped lead its initial public offering in October 2010, from March 2008 to January 2018. From October 2007 to March 2008, Mr. Castaneda served as the Chief Financial Officer for Tecta America, Inc., a private national roofing contractor, and from October 2004 to August 2006, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Pike Electric Corporation, a publicly traded energy solutions provider, where he helped lead its initial public offering in July 2005. Mr. Castaneda also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Rhino Corporation, a provider of propane tank exchange and complementary propane and non-propane products to consumers, from October 1997 to October 2004 and as a member of the board of directors of Blue Rhino from September 1998 to April 2004. Mr. Castaneda helped lead Blue Rhino’s initial public offering in May 1998. Mr. Castaneda began his career with Deloitte & Touche in 1988 and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Castaneda served on the Audit Committee of Ranir Global Holdings, LLC from August 2016 to June 2019. Mr. Castaneda holds a BS in Accountancy and a Masters, Taxation from DePaul University.

We believe Mr. Castaneda is well qualified to serve as a director due to his significant finance and accounting background, his experience at Tilray Brands, Inc. and his experience serving on and interacting with audit committees.