CEO & Director
Mr. Ruscetta has over 20 years of direct investing experience in public and private equities, credit, distressed situations and various corporate restructurings across many industry sectors. Prior to Trichome, Mr. Ruscetta founded and managed the RCM Special Situations Fund and led the Canada Special Situations Group (CSSG) at Goldman Sachs Canada. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Amaranth Advisors (Canada) and Director at CIBC Merchant Banking.
Co-Founder & Director
Mr. Lustig is the founder and CEO of Origin House. He began his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry at Merck & Co. In 2000, he started his capital markets career in institutional equity research in the Life Sciences sector at Orion Securities. For the next 14 years, Mr. Lustig worked as a senior producer at GMP Securities L.P. and as Head of Capital Markets at Dundee Capital Markets before becoming Principal at KES 7 Capital. Mr. Lustig founded Cannabis Royalties & Holdings Corp. in early 2015.
Co-Founder & Advisor
Mr. Salz is the founder and CEO of Stoic Advisory Inc., a leading boutique corporate finance advisory firm focused on the global cannabis industry. Prior to launching Stoic Advisory, he served as an Investment Analyst at Interward Asset Management and played active role in capital allocation including investments in the cannabis sector. Previously, Mr. Salz spent 4 years at Dundee Capital Markets (now Eight Capital) as an analyst covering medical and recreational cannabis companies.
Karl Grywacheski CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Grywacheski has nearly a decade of accounting and finance experience. He has significant experience in the legal cannabis sector, both in Canada and the United States, through roles at Deloitte and Origin House. He has been involved in acquisitions, equity transactions, and debt transactions totaling well over $1 billion.
Vice President & General Counsel
Mr. Cohen has nearly 15 years of investment experience in secured credit, restructurings, distressed debt workouts, and M&A, as well as fund management and operations. Previously, he served as a consultant to Origin House and Trichome Financial, where he provided guidance and assistance on transaction execution. Prior to serving as a consultant, Mr. Cohen was the Vice President & General Counsel and a director of Renvest Mercantile Bancorp Inc., which provided short term, high yield secured debt financing to public and private companies in the resource sector.
Mr. Jarrett has over 6 years of investing experience in public and private companies. Prior to Trichome, he served as VP Investments at Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. where he co-led due diligence on $70 million of late stage venture and growth stage investments, and took the lead in closing over 60 investments.
Asset Based Lending
Mr. Yasny has 18 years experience in factoring and asset based lending, initially with Morrison Financial and then as the President of Fleet Street Financial Corporation until 2010. In 2012 he started Money Consultants Ltd. providing one stop financing for new, growing and distressed businesses with factoring, purchase order financing, business loans, private mortgages and turn-around financing.
Mr. Bennett has over 5 years of banking and private debt experience. Prior to Trichome, he served as an associate in the Leveraged Finance group at CIBC responsible for the origination, structuring, underwriting and syndication of senior and subordinated debt financing solutions for Canadian and US private equity sponsors.
Mr. Rowjee has over 4 years of banking and private equity experience. Prior to Trichome, he served as a private equity analyst at Old Mutual Investment Group responsible for due diligence and detailed financial analysis on a diversified portfolio of investments. Previously, Mr. Rowjee served as an analyst in the Leveraged Finance group at Barclays, in South Africa, structuring debt financing solutions for private equity sponsors.
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