Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Kevin P. Murphy
Kevin P. Murphy
Chairman, Founder, and CEO
Kevin P. Murphy Kevin P. Murphy is currently a Managing Member of High Street Capital Partners Management, the Managing Member of Acreage Holdings, and Chief Executive Officer of Acreage Holdings. Prior to his role at Acreage Holdings, Mr. Murphy was most recently a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Tandem Global Partners, a boutique investment firm focused on the emerging markets. Previously Mr. Murphy was Managing Partner at Stanfield Capital Partners, where he served as a member of the Operating and Management team that oversaw all aspects of Stanfield’s business, including risk management, sales and distribution, client services, legal, compliance and operations. Mr. Murphy also previously worked at Gleacher NatWest (Partner and Dir. of Marketing), Schroders (Sr. VP of Sales), Lazard Freres (VP) and Cantor Fitzgerald (VP). Mr. Murphy graduated with a B.A. from Holy Cross College.
John Boehner
John Boehner
John Boehner John A. Boehner is a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Boehner served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to October 2015 and served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 2011 to October 2015. Prior to entering public service, Speaker Boehner spent years running a small business representing manufacturers in the packaging and plastics industry. He championed a number of major reform projects as a Member of Congress. During his nearly five years as Speaker, Mr. Boehner developed a reputation for bringing Republicans and Democrats together in support of major policy initiatives.
William Weld
William Weld
William Weld William F. Weld served as Governor of Massachusetts from January 1991 to July 1997. Mr. Weld was the Vice Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party during the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Prior to serving as governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Weld served as the U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts from 1981 until 1986, when he was appointed by President Reagan to lead the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he served until 1988. Prior to his service as a U.S. Attorney, Mr. Weld served as a staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives (during which time he participated in the Nixon impeachment proceedings) and the U.S. Senate. Governor Weld is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and served by appointment of the President on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. He serves as an associate member of the InterAction Council, a working society of former heads of state from throughout the world, which reports on issues of global concern such as energy, food, water, nuclear proliferation, and religious sectarianism.
Larissa Herda
Larissa Herda
Larissa Herda Larissa L. Herda served as the Chairman of TW Telecom Inc. (formerly, Time Warner Telecom Inc.) from June 2001 to November 2014 and as its Chief Executive Officer from June 1998 to November 2014. Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Herda served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at TW Telecom Inc. from March 1997. Ms. Herda served as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and chair of the Federal Communications Commission’s Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council. Ms. Herda was also Chairman of the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City and served as a member of the Colorado Innovation Network advisory board, appointed by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and as a Member of the Advisory Board at University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Ms. Herda is a graduate of the University of Colorado.
Douglas Maine
Douglas Maine
Douglas Maine Douglas L. Maine joined International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer following a 20-year career with MCI (now part of Verizon) where he was Chief Financial Officer from 1992-1998. He was named General Manager of ibm.com in 2000 and General Manager, Consumer Products Industry in 2003 and retired from IBM in 2005. Mr. Maine currently serves as a director of Albemarle Corporation and previously served as a director of the following public companies: Orbital-ATK, Inc. from 2006-2017, BroadSoft, Inc. from 2006-2017 and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. from 2005-2015.
Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney Brian Mulroney is a senior partner and international business consultant for Norton Rose Fulbright. Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Mr. Mulroney was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993 and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 and 1993. He served as the Executive Vice President of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and President beginning in 1977. Prior to that, Mr. Mulroney served on the Cliché Commission of Inquiry in 1974. Mr. Mulroney is the Chairman of Quebecor Inc. and serves as a director of the Blackstone Group L.P. and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. Mr. Mulroney also serves as chairman of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corporation and is a member of the advisory group of Lion Capital LLP.
William C. Van Faasen
William C. Van Faasen
William C. Van Faasen William C. Van Faasen first served as Chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts from 2002-2007. He served as interim President and CEO from March-September 2010. In 2010 he was elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the second time, retiring in March 2014 when he was named Chair Emeritus. Bill joined Blue Cross in 1990 as EVP and COO. He served as President and CEO from 1992-2004 resigning as President and served as CEO until 2005. He was SVP of Operational Services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, serving in operational, marketing, and health care capacities over 20 years.

Executive Team

Kevin P. Murphy
Kevin P. Murphy
Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin P. Murphy Kevin P. Murphy is currently a Managing Member of High Street Capital Partners Management, the Managing Member of Acreage Holdings, and Chief Executive Officer of Acreage Holdings. Prior to his role at Acreage Holdings, Mr. Murphy was most recently a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Tandem Global Partners, a boutique investment firm focused on the emerging markets. Previously Mr. Murphy was Managing Partner at Stanfield Capital Partners, where he served as a member of the Operating and Management team that oversaw all aspects of Stanfield’s business, including risk management, sales and distribution, client services, legal, compliance and operations. Mr. Murphy also previously worked at Gleacher NatWest (Partner and Dir. of Marketing), Schroders (Sr. VP of Sales), Lazard Freres (VP) and Cantor Fitzgerald (VP). Mr. Murphy graduated with a B.A. from Holy Cross College.
George Allen
George Allen
President
George Allen Experience:
Cambridge Information Group
Warburg Pincus
Goldman Sachs

Mr. Allen, a seasoned executive with extensive financing and transaction experience, was previously Chief Investment Officer of Cambridge Information Group (CIG), where he managed a portfolio of private and public direct investments as well as a collection of indirect investments, and founded an internally managed hedge fund focused on global growth equities.

Mr. Allen managed corporate development at Blucora, a CIG Investment, guiding the company as it transformed into a successful public leader in its vertical that now operates independently, securing an extremely profitable investment for CIG on its four-year investment.

Prior to Blucora, Mr. Allen spent nine years at Warburg Pincus, managing investments in the communication, media and technology sectors, and Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong, where he invested capital in distressed securities.
Glen Leibowitz
Glen Leibowitz
Chief Financial Officer
Glen Leibowitz Experience:
Apollo Global Management, LLC
PwC

Mr. Leibowitz has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience with expertise in building and scaling operations, improving controls, enhancing IPO readiness and working to manage an organization through accelerated business growth.

During his 9 years at Apollo, Mr. Leibowitz held various key roles within the finance organization including the accounting lead in taking the organization public in 2011. Under his tenure, he implemented the public reporting framework, accounting policies and directed the company-wide Sarbanes-Oxley program.

Prior to Apollo, Mr. Leibowitz spent almost 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on multiple complex foreign registrant financial statements and client IPO documents across sectors including: alternative asset managers, Internet/software, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, and mining.

Mr. Leibowitz serves on the board of directors and is the audit committee chair for PowerPlay NYC, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and educating girls through one-of-a-kind sports and academic enrichment programs.
Robert Daino
Robert Daino
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Daino Experience:
Terradiol Management Company LLC
WCNY Public Media
Promergent
General Electric

Mr. Daino has a proven track record of success in driving an entrepreneurial spirit into both newly created and established organizations resulting in significant growth.

As an investor, advisor and eventually the CEO of Terradiol, Mr. Daino helped lead the organization through an ownership transition. Prior to Terradiol, Mr. Daino was the President & CEO of WCNY Public Media where he transformed the station into a national leader, with a unique business model, gaining public engagement from all fifty states and 17 countries. In addition, Mr. Daino created the first of its kind central casting outsourcing service which has transformed public broadcasting in the United States.

As the President & CEO of PROMERGENT, Mr. Daino built a highly successful and profitable business. Mr. Daino is a leader in providing process, change and document management software and services.

Throughout his 13-year career at General Electric, Mr. Daino held a host of technical and senior management roles across the organization, leading change, growth, and top company performance.
James A. Doherty
James A. Doherty
General Counsel
James A. Doherty Experience:
United States District Court (Middle District of Pennsylvania)
Scanlon, Howley & Doherty, P.C.

Mr. Doherty has been recognized as a Rising Star of Young Attorneys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Philadelphia Magazine. He routinely represents a variety of clients in the highly regulated gaming and casino industry. His practice also has an emphasis on professional liability, civil rights, and employment and labor disputes. Mr Doherty also acts as special counsel to a number of public and municipal entities. He maintains an active appellate practice, having successfully argued cases before the Superior Court, Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Before joining Acreage, Mr. Doherty served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as special counsel to the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. He was a featured speaker for the Pennsylvania Gaming Law Update Continuing Legal Education and a delegate to the General Litigation Forum. Jim is also a member of the Civil Rights Committee for the Lackawanna County Bar Association.
Harris Damashek
Harris Damashek
Chief Marketing Officer
Harris Damashek Experience:
The Blackstone Group
Tandem Global Partners
Southgate

Mr. Damashek is a 20-year marketing vet, “growth hacker” and entrepreneur with deep creative, design, innovation, brand and experiential marketing experience, much of it in highly regulated luxury and premium segments – specifically spirits and craft beer.

Mr. Damashek joined Acreage Holdings from Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Disruptive Growth Group, where he launched several global e-commerce pilots and stewarded marketing and brand efforts for the team’s 20+ global craft beer acquisitions.

Previously, Mr. Damashek founded and managed his own design agency, Damashek Consulting, for almost 15 years, working with spirits, fashion, CPG, automotive, tech and luxury clients. He also founded Underground Eats – a ground-breaking experiential dining start-up working with some of the top culinary talents and brands in the country.
Tyson MacDonald
Tyson MacDonald
EVP, Corporate Development
Tyson MacDonald Experience:
Blucora
Plainview Capital
Digex

Mr. Macdonald has over 15 years of investing and transaction experience. He is responsible for developing Acreage’s acquisition strategy and leading the execution in both new and existing markets.

Previously, Mr. Macdonald was Vice President of Corporate Development at Blucora where he spent six years transforming the previously failing $1.5B publicly traded technology enabled financial services company.

Mr. Macdonald was Founder and Managing Partner of Plainview Capital, a boutique hedge fund. In this role he developed proprietary technology that enabled him to consistently deliver above market returns to investors.

Prior to joining Plainview Capital Mr. Macdonald played a key role in effecting a turnaround and sale of internet hosting business Digex, which became part of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Melvin A. Yellin
Melvin A. Yellin
Executive Vice President
Melvin A. Yellin Experience:
Bankers Trust
Skadden
Tandem Global Partners

Mr. Yellin was a partner at Tandem Global Partners, a boutique investment firm focused on emerging markets, and President of Stone Point Corporation. Mr. Yellin spent the bulk of his career at Bankers Trust Company, where he was a Partner, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel, responsible for the administration and control functions of the bank, including the Legal, Compliance and Government Regulations departments.

Mr. Yellin has served in leadership roles on various boards for public and privately-held companies and not-for-profits. He has been selected for “Who’s Who in American Law,” The international “Who’s Who of Contemporary Achievement,” and the “International Directory of Distinguished Leadership.”

Mr. Yellin serves on the board of directors of Dixie Brands Inc., a cannabis edibles company, and Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania.
Devin Nathan Binford
Devin Nathan Binford
Executive Vice President
Devin Nathan Binford Experience:
AB InBev
Damashek Consulting
Critical Mass

Mr. Binford has been involved in the legal cannabis industry since 2011, investing in licensed dispensaries, cultivation centers, processing facilities, edibles manufacturers, alternative dosage forms companies, and real estate.

Mr. Binford worked as a Director in the Investment Banking Division at Tandem Global Partners, where he was responsible for analyzing principal and debt investments as well as portfolio management.

Mr. Binford serves on the Boards of Directors of Dixie Brands Inc., a cannabis edibles and alternative dosage company.

Mr. Binford graduated from Columbia University with an MSc in Real Estate Development and concentration in Real Estate Finance; he earned a B.A. in Finance and Computer Information Systems from James Madison University.