Our Team

Christian Hageseth

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Christian has over nine years of experience in the Colorado legal cannabis industry and over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He founded Green Man Cannabis in Denver, Colo. in 2009 and has been active in the industry across multiple states. Green Man is well-known for its connoisseur-grade craft cannabis and many High Times Cannabis Cup wins – which is the industry’s most prestigious award for product excellence. In 2015, High Times Magazine recognized Hageseth with an industry Trailblazer Award. His experience in the legal cannabis industry and his predictions for its future are outlined in his book Big Weed, published by Macmillan in 2015.

Mike Weinberger

COO

Mike has over 18 years of experience in the wonderful world of franchising, helping to grow nationally recognized brands. Recently, he spent the last eight years at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies, a global franchise with over 450 units worldwide. Initially coming aboard as General Counsel, he quickly established himself as a leader within the company and was appointed to CEO in 2013. In 2015, he led the successful sale of the company to Kahala Brands, subsidiary of MTY Food Group, a global leader in the QSR industry with a portfolio of 77 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 5,500 locations in 34 countries. Upon acquisition, he remained committed to growing Maui Wowi as Brand President. He was also VP of Franchise Development, overseeing Kahala’s nontraditional portfolio and growth strategies. Mike is also the founder and principal of Becheart Consulting, which specializes in aiding emerging franchise concepts. Mike graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2004.

John Darwin

Founder and President

John has over five years of private equity, corporate development, and startup experience in technology and oil and gas industries. He previously served as the Vice President of Finance for American Cannabis Partners, an active venture capital company in Denver, Colo. Previously, John was the founder and CEO of Calvin, a technology-based startup located in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Calvin, John was Associate of Corporate Development for JP Energy, where he supported valuation, diligence, and execution of approximately $100 million in acquisitions, joint ventures, and growth projects. Prior to JP Energy Partners, John was an analyst at glendonTodd Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm. John received his BBA from SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas, TX.

Scott Sterling

CFO

Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Scott worked with Guerbet Pharmaceutical leading its North American operations as Head of Finance & Post-Integration following Guerbet’s acquisition of Mallinckrodt. While at Guerbet, Scott was responsible for implementing management reporting and process improvements, as well as SAP conversion and overseeing the shared service center for North America. From July 2014 to October 2016, Scott was Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for Sorin, a public medical device company, where he was responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, management reporting, acquisition due diligence and integration, and oversight of all accounting functions. Scott has also worked over the past five years as a fractional CFO for several top cannabis and CBD operators including Native Roots and Myaderm. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Administration from the American University of Paris, France, and a Master of Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.