OUR TEAM

Kyle Kazan

Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO –

Glass House Group

CEO –

Beach Front Property Management, Inc.

 

Co-founder and Managing Member –

Beach Front Properties, LLC

Kazan began his career in law enforcement where he garnered his expertise in gang and drug identification / 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.  He 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.  These funds consolidated into Glass House Group, which has assembled a portfolio of vertically-integrated assets.  Kazan holds a BA degree from the University of Southern California.

 

Rosenwald began her career as Teach For America Corps member in New York City.  In 2011, she became a founding teacher at KIPP Star Elementary School and quickly became a teacher leader.  She began real estate investment in 2013 with Beach Front Properties LLC and managed a $500M portfolio of opportunistic real estate investments.  In November of 2016, Rosenwald began supervising the operations of 4 funds in the regulated cannabis industry – these funds consolidated into Glass House Group.  Today, Rosenwald sits on the board of Glass House Group as a director.  She holds a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, MA in Education from Hunter College, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.

Jocelyn Rosenwald

Co-founder and Board Director-

California Cannabis Enterprises, Inc.

 

Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management -

Beach Front Properties, LLC

Derrek Higgins

Chief Financial Officer-

Glass House Group

Higgins has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience with expertise in preparing venture-backed startups for a public listing, representing shareholders and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital plans.  Over the past 10 years, he has held various key roles including CFO of FLRish Inc, the parent company for Harborside.  During his tenure, he took the organization public in 2019 and implemented the public reporting framework, accounting policies and operational transformation initiatives across the organization.  Prior to FLRish, Higgins served as a consultant for The Brenner Group, LLC and Alvarez & Marsal.  He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

 
 

Kato is a seasoned leader with nearly 20 years of experience in operations, finance, accounting, and technology across multiple industry sectors and consumer packaged goods categories.  Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Board Director at Nissin Foods USA.  Prior to that, he co-founded and sold a digital out-of-home advertising company and completed several business transformation projects while with Nestle USA, Global Nestle Professional, Farmer Brothers, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.  Kato began his career in Deloitte’s audit practice where he earned his CPA license.  He holds a BA in Business Economics & minor in Accounting from the University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.

Daryl Kato

Chief Operating Officer -

Glass House Group

 

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 agriculture technology company focused on developing products for the hydroponics industry.  Farrar currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

Graham Farrar

President and Board Director -

Glass House Group

 

Gruvinder Singh

Chief Marketing Officer -

Glass House Group

Singh has over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry working with global brands and retailers as a founder of TCW Trends Inc., where he led creative design and marketing.  After TCW, Singh transitioned to real estate where he founded SC Investments LLC, a real estate investment fund specializing in commercial & apartment development.  He currently serves as a board advisor for several international companies spanning real estate management, financial services, and import/export for textiles and consumer goods.  Singh holds a BA from Stamford University and an OPM certification from Harvard Business School.

 

Orrin Devinsky is a Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He directs the NYU Epilepsy Center and Saint Barnabas Institute of Neurology. His epilepsy research includes cannabinoid therapies, genetic epilepsies and precision therapies, sudden death in epilepsy, autism, healthful behavioral changes, therapeutic electrical stimulation, quality-of-life, cognitive and behavioral issues, and surgical therapy. He was lead investigator for the Epidiolex Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut studies and has been involved in studies leading to FDA approval of many other medications. He founded Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES) and co-founded the Epilepsy Therapy Project and epilepsy.com.  He has been the recipient of numerous NIH, NSF, CDC and other organizations.  He is on the Scientific Advisory Boards for eight disease organizations. Other academic interests include evolutionary biology, nutrition, and behavioral neurology.

Dr. Orrin Devinsky

Chief Medical Advisor -

Glass House Group

 

Jen Barry

Vice President of Retail  -

Glass House Group

With over 25 years of experience in retail, Barry has developed, maintained and at times transformed retail for companies such as Nordstrom and Anthropologie & Co (an Urban Outfitters brand). Just prior to her entrance into Glass House Group, Barry served as Vice President of Retail for Green Thumb Industries, a publicly held provider of medical-use cannabis products serving key U.S markets. From 2018 to 2019, she served as a member of the executive leadership team that more than doubled annual revenue with elevating gross profit. Barry has launched twenty new retail locations across seven states. When asked about what has made her the retail powerhouse that she is today, Barry said “When I think about my contributions in business, it really comes down to one thing – relationships”. “When you can optimize long-standing relationships and strong teams, you have an important tool in driving business forward”.

 

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