LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glass House Group, one of the fastest-growing, privately held, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S., announced that its CEO Kyle Kazan, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Jared Cohen, President of Glass House Farms Graham Farrar (bios below) will present at Canaccord Genuity‘s US Cannabis Symposium in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The company’s leadership team will present on its comprehensive cannabis and hemp ecosystem, turnkey solutions, portfolio of brands and growth plans for the world’s biggest cannabis market: California.
“With a comprehensive cannabis and hemp ecosystem, an established, sizable footprint in California, an unwavering focus on efficiency, the highest quality products for the lowest cost, turnkey solutions, a family of respected brands, strategic partnerships and an experienced team to execute -- we are in one of the strongest positions to deliver value to selective investors looking for opportunities in the world’s biggest cannabis market,” said Glass House Group CEO Kyle Kazan. “In 2020, we will continue to vertically integrate our assets, expand our footprint and team, optimize our performance, target new partnership and M&A opportunities and maximize our leadership position. We are excited to present at Canaccord Genuity, and look forward to networking with other cannabis industry leaders in Toronto.”
“We are very pleased to welcome emerging and established industry leaders to our second annual U.S. Cannabis Symposium in Toronto,” said Dan Daviau, President & CEO of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.
Glass House Group has four retail locations; a 500,000 sq. ft. greenhouse cultivation; a 9,000 sq. ft. indoor cultivation; a 22,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility; two affiliated brands; and a portfolio of in-house brands and brand partnerships. The company’s ecosystem allows for end-to-end visibility and consistent, quality-control of its supply chain and products. Glass House Group’s low-cost supply chain also capitalizes on tax arbitrage in manufacturing, distribution and hard assets, enabling it to support high-volume brands with growth capital and the competitive terms needed to capture market share and drive profitable growth.
To schedule a meeting with the Glass House Group’s leadership team (bios below) during Canaccord Genuity: US Cannabis Symposium, email Sharon Alo at email@example.com.
Kyle Kazan, Co-founder/Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Kazan began his career in law enforcement where he garnered his expertise in gang and drug identification and eradication. Soon thereafter, he was an advocate to end the war on drugs as a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). In 1991, Kazan began investing in distressed real estate and launched a total of 23 Private Equity funds. The estimated value of properties currently owned and under management is more than $2 billion. Kyle served as a founding director for two opportunistic real estate funds, Grand River Properties and Dalton Berlin, which were based in Shanghai and Berlin, respectively. Starting November of 2016, Kazan switched his focus to the regulated cannabis industry and has since successfully closed four funds totaling over $50 Million in raised capital. These funds consolidated into Glass House Group, which has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of vertically integrated assets. Kazan holds a BA degree from the University of Southern California.
Glass House Group Officer and President of Glass House Farms Graham Farrar
Farrar 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 ventured into the regulated cannabis industry by founding Elite Garden Wholesale, an agricultural technology company focused on developing products for the hydroponics industry. Farrar currently sits on The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation Board of Directors.
Glass House Group CIO Jared Cohen
Jared Cohen brings nearly 20 years of public and private investing experience across multiple industries and throughout the capital structure. From 2006 to 2015, Cohen served as a partner at Fortress Investment Group, where he identified and capitalized on stressed and distressed credit and public- and private-equity opportunities. Prior to Fortress, Jared served as a vice president at Merrill Lynch in the Principal Credit Group for three years. He began his career as an investment banking analyst with Morgan Stanley. Cohen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Milken Young Leaders Circle. He also serves on the board of the BIG Heart Ranch, Legion of Bloom, and F/ELD and on the Advisory Board of Prumentum Group, a wealth-tech that works to make financial planning accessible to everyone, regardless of net worth.
About Glass House Group
Glass House Group is one of the fastest-growing, privately held, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S. Its family of eco-friendly, community-conscious cultivation, manufacturing, brands and retail locations bring to market only the finest strains of cannabis and hemp using cutting-edge care, technologies and environmental sensibility to deliver uncompromising craft-quality strains, flower, extracts, pre-rolls, vaporizers, cartridges and apparel. As a leading brand-enabling company, celebrities, artists, athletes and influencers turn to Glass House Group to create powerful partnerships that reach new audiences and drive consumer engagement. Currently, Glass House Group is expanding its suite of companies, product lines and brands and is expected to see sizable growth throughout 2019 and beyond. For more information and company updates, visit https://www.glasshousegroup.com or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GlassHouseGR.