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About Us

With expertise across the value chain, 4Front is building a next-generation company in the cannabis industry.

Cannabis private equity

If you’re going to lead, you have to think big.

We’ve brought together some of the best minds in this industry and others — finance, real estate, retail and agriculture — and earned a reputation as efficient operators and thought leaders. Few competitors have the depth of knowledge and operational expertise this team has acquired since being founded in 2011.

Policy reform has always been at the center of our business.

As advocates and pioneers who have helped set the tone for what this industry becomes, we’re building a responsible, values-based and people-focused company that informs regulation through practice, ensures access to cannabis through service, and provides value through job creation and community engagement. As we grow, we will always look for ways to use our platform to replace prohibition with opportunity. We see that as a noble calling. It’s worth working hard to accomplish it.

Leo Gontmakher

Leo Gontmakher

Chief Executive Officer

Leo has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2020, and has been a member of our board of directors since August 2019.  From 2014 to 2018, Leo co-founded and then operated Northwest Cannabis Solutions, which under his leadership grew to be one of the largest and most successful producers of cannabis products in Washington state.  From March 2018 to July 2019, he also served as Chief Operating Officer at Cannex Capital Holdings, Inc., which merged with 4Front in July 2019. Leo has significant experience in cannabis facility design, construction management, equipment sourcing, operations, branding, sales and marketing strategy, and software solutions. Before entering the cannabis industry, from 2008 to 2013 he served on the senior management team at North America’s largest processor and distributor of specialized seafood products. Leo holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

Kris Krane

Kris Krane

Co-Founder. President Mission Dispensaries

Kris founded 4Front Advisors in February 2011, and has served as the Company’s President since 2015. Prior to founding 4Front, Kris served as director of client services for CannBe, a pioneer in developing best practices within the medical cannabis industry from October 2009 to January 2011.  Kris has dedicated his career to reforming the nation’s misguided drug policies, having previously served as associate director of NORML (2000-2005) and executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (2006-2009). He currently serves on the National Cannabis Industry Association board of directors and pens a column about the cannabis industry for Forbes. Kris’s pioneering roots in cannabis advocacy and policy provides a deep understanding of the evolving regulatory environment.  Kris holds a Bachelor of Arts from American University.

Andrew Thut

Andrew Thut

Chief Investment Officer

Andrew was an early investor in 4Front, joining the Company full time as Chief Investment Officer in October 2014. He brings to the team a wealth of financial-management experience and business acumen having previously served as Managing Director of the BlackRock Small Cap Growth Fund at BlackRock Advisors LLC. During his 11-year involvement with BlackRock Small Cap Growth Fund, the $2 billion fund ranked in the top five percent of all domestic small cap growth funds. He also has held positions at MFS Investment Management and BT Alex Brown. Since joining 4Front, he has immersed himself in every facet of the cannabis industry, from the relevant financial drivers of the industry to hands-on experience with dispensaries and cultivation facilities.  Mr. Thut holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Peter Rennard

Peter Rennard

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Peter Rennard has served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2021.  From March 2020 to December 2020, Mr. Rennard served as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Finance Consultant to Cervelo Cycles, a performance bicycle manufacturer.  From November 2018 to March 2020, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Finance Consultant to United Scope, LLC, a provider of microscopes and related accessories.  From April 2011 to November 2018, Mr. Rennard served as a Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Tatum, LLC, an executive talent and strategic consulting firm, which is a subsidiary of Randstad NV (OTCMKTS:RANJY).  Prior to his employment at Tatum, LLC, Mr. Rennard worked in a number of executive-level finance positions, including Toyota Racing Development, Inc., Connolly Pacific and the Limbach Company, LP.  Mr. Rennard holds a Bachelor of Arts from Westmont College, and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Joseph Feltham

Joseph Feltham

Chief Operating Officer

Joseph joined the Company in July 2014 and has served in a variety of financial and operational roles, including Chief of Staff and EVP, Operations, and was appointed as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer in August 2020. He has brought a wealth of experience and support in financial analysis, market research and operations support and is instrumental in implementing new processes and projects for the company.  Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of San Francisco.

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen

Director, Chairman

Josh has served as a director of the Company and its predecessor companies since January 2011 and the Company since formation in July 2019. Josh has been Chairman of the Company’s board of directors since March 2020.  From December 2020 to the present, Josh has served as Managing Partner of Bengal Capital, a cannabis investment and advisory firm.  From July 2014 to March 2020, Josh was CEO of the Company and from July 2014 to January 2021, Josh was a Partner at Kea Private Capital, a private equity firm.  Josh has held positions at Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (OTCMKTS:AAVMY) and is on the Board of Managers of Ninety Plus Coffee, LLC.  Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts from Beloit College.

David Daily

David Daily

Director

David has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since July 2019.  David is the CEO of Gravitron, LLC which he founded in May 2004. Commonly known as Grav.com or GRAV®, its original invention was the first all-glass gravity bong, the Gravitron, which was an instant success and has become a cult classic. Since the Gravitron, David has designed or led the GRAV® design team to bring over 500 unique top-line products to the cannabis market. Dave is an investor, board member, mentor, and advisor to over a dozen start-up stage brands in cannabis and consumer packaged goods. He holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

Eric Rey

Eric Rey

Director

Eric has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since July 2019.  From 2018 to 2019, Eric served as a director of Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq RKDA), where he previously served as co-Founder, President and CEO from 2002 until retiring in March 2016.  Eric has managed agricultural research, product development and commercial programs for more than 35 years. Prior to Arcadia he was a partner at the Rockridge Group, a consulting firm focused on agricultural biotechnology, and was previously with Calgene, Inc. for 16 years serving in various positions including Vice President of Operations for Calgene Oils, a Division of the Monsanto Company. Eric is a director Texas Crop Science LLC and Micropep Technologies.   He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis.

Kathi Lentzsch

Kathi Lentzsch

Director

Kathi has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since September 2019. Kathi has more than three decades of experience in retail and wholesale operations and management with public and privately held companies. Until December 2020, Kathi was the CEO, President and a Board member of Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest and largest family-owned pharmacy chains in the country. She left this role after successfully leading the sale of the company to Rite Aid, the third largest pharmacy chain in the country. She previously served as Interim CEO of Gumps, a 150-year old retailer of luxury gifts, President of Enesco Gift, one of the oldest giftware companies in the nation, and held senior executive roles at Pottery Barn (a division of Williams Sonoma), Cost Plus World Market and Pier 1 Imports. It was during her time as CEO of Elephant Pharmacy, a unique retail start-up that offered natural and organic products, alternative remedies and services, with a traditional pharmacy, that Kathi became interested in medical cannabis. She serves as advisor to the Center for Leadership and Strategic Thinking at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and holds a B.B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Leo Gontmakher

Leo Gontmakher

Chief Executive Officer

Leo has served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2020, and has been a member of our board of directors since August 2019.  From 2014 to 2018, Leo co-founded and then operated Northwest Cannabis Solutions, which under his leadership grew to be one of the largest and most successful producers of cannabis products in Washington state.  From March 2018 to July 2019, he also served as Chief Operating Officer at Cannex Capital Holdings, Inc., which merged with 4Front in July 2019. Leo has significant experience in cannabis facility design, construction management, equipment sourcing, operations, branding, sales and marketing strategy, and software solutions. Before entering the cannabis industry, from 2008 to 2013 he served on the senior management team at North America’s largest processor and distributor of specialized seafood products. Leo holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

Chetan Gulati

Chetan Gulati

Director

Chetan Gulati has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since December 2020. He has been a partner and head of research at Navy Capital, a New York-based asset manager focused on the rapidly growing global cannabis sector from 2019 to the present. Mr. Gulati began his career practicing law at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz where he focused on corporate restructurings and finance. He then joined Perry Capital in 2007, and was ultimately appointed to run Perry’s London operations from 2010-2016. From 2017-2018 Mr. Gulati was a Partner at Smith Cove Capital. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

Roman Tkachenko

Roman Tkachenko

Director

Roman has served as a member of the Company’s board of directors since December 2020. From March 2010 to the present, Mr. Tkachenko has served as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Direct Source Seafood LLC, an importer/wholesaler of specialized frozen seafood products. Direct Source Seafood is the largest importer of king and snow crab from Russia, as well as one of the largest importers of Argentine wild caught shrimp. Direct Source Seafood, LLC has annual revenues of $300 million. From November 2013 to September 2017, Mr. Tkachenko served as the Chief Executive Officer of Marine Treasures International, a company specializing in international sourcing of frozen seafood. Mr. Tkachenko holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University.

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Expertise Across the Value Chain

Marijuana cultivation

Cultivation

Forged in one of the country’s most competitive cannabis markets, 4Front’s cultivation experts have demonstrated they can execute at scale. Our team has developed two >50,000-square-foot indoor cultivation facilities in Washington with yields of more than 400 g/sq. ft. and we have replicated these yields in our facilities in Massachusetts and Illinois.

Marijuana processing, extracting & manufacturing

Processing, Extracting & Manufacturing

In Washington, 4Front operates one of the largest cannabis-product manufacturing facilities in the world where it produces some of its top-selling brands of flower, edibles, and oil-based products. We have expertise at scale with multiple extraction methodologies, including CO2 and volatile solvents. These proven techniques are now at work in Massachusetts and Illinois and soon to be replicated in California in our new facility in Commerce.  

Medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries

Distribution & Retail

4Front believes it has invested more time and money in building a scalable and customer-centric retail model, including best-in-class training and support, than virtually any other U.S. competitor. We currently own, operate, or manage medical dispensaries or adult-use stores in Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan.

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Operational Footprint

Strategic Asset Base

4Front currently owns, operates or manages cultivation and production facilities and retail facilities across 5 states with headquarters in Arizona. Our focus is on key markets where we can achieve operational efficiency at scale.  

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