Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Gorenstein serves as Cronos Group’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, he also serves as Chairman of Cronos Group’s Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Gorenstein is a Co-Founder and passive Member of Gotham Green Partners. Before joining Cronos, Mike was the Vice President and General Counsel at Alphabet Partners, LP, a New York City based multi-strategy investment management firm, focused on identifying mispriced assets across various industries, asset classes and geographies. Prior to Alphabet Partners, LP, he was a corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Mike graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a Juris Doctor, the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania with a certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science of Business in Finance.
Chairman of the Board
Lead Director, Audit Committee Chair
James Rudyk is the Chief Financial Officer of Ag Growth International Inc. (“AGI”) where he is responsible for finance, accounting, business intelligence and information technology. Mr. Rudyk is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of financial and operational experience, and a track record of supporting ambitious growth plans. Prior to joining AGI, Mr. Rudyk served as the CFO of Sofina Foods Inc. from September 2019 until May 2020, and was the CFO of Roots Corporation from 2016 through August 2019, where he helped the company grow and transition from a family-led organization to a Canadian public company. He also served as the CFO of Shred-It International Inc. from 2009 to 2015, where he was instrumental in helping the company grow from approximately C$200 million to over C$700 million in revenue and expand to more than 17 countries around the world. Mr. Rudyk received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He also holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Jason Adler is the Co-founder and Managing Member of Gotham Green Partners, a private equity firm focused primarily on early-stage investing in companies in the cannabis industry. Prior to co-founding Gotham Green, Mr. Adler was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet Partners, LP, a New York City based multi-strategy investment management firm, focused on identifying mispriced assets across various industries, asset classes and geographies. Mr. Adler also founded Geronimo, LLC, a broker dealer and member of the American Stock Exchange, that made markets in equity options, and he began his career as a Market Maker at G&D Trading. Mr. Adler graduated with a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Kendrick F. Ashton, Jr.
Kendrick Ashton, Jr. is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The St. James, a leading developer and operator of performance, wellness and lifestyle brands, experiences and destinations. Prior to founding The St. James, Mr. Ashton was a founding member and Managing Director of Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique financial services firm. Before joining Perella Weinberg, he was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and gained legal experience at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Mr. Ashton received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Merit Scholar and the Earl Dickerson Public Service Scholar, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, where he was also a Merit Scholar. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) from the College of William and Mary. Mr. Ashton is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League, the Board of Directors of Archbishop John Carroll High School and the Board of Directors of Bellwether Education Partners and is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors and Foundation Board of the College of William & Mary.
Member of the Audit Committee
Kamran Khan serves as Vice-President and Associate General Counsel with Altria Client Services Inc. Over the last 16 years, Kamran has managed a wide portfolio of litigation, business counseling and regulatory matters supporting Altria’s family of companies. In his current role, Mr. Khan leads a team responsible for supporting Government Affairs, Corporate Citizenship, Regulatory Affairs, and Privacy. Previously, Mr. Khan led a team providing legal support for all aspects of the development, marketing, and sale of innovative tobacco products. Prior to joining Altria in 2007, Mr. Khan was a Partner in the National Products Liability Division of Shook, Hardy and Bacon. Mr. Khan received his J.D. at Southern Illinois University School of Law and a B.A. in History at the University of Florida. He is actively involved in various inclusion, diversity and equity issues impacting the legal community, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Museum of Richmond.
Dominik Meier serves as the Vice President of Consumer & Marketplace Insights & Innovation for Altria Client Services. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Meier served as Vice President of Strategy, Consumer & Marketplace Insights for Altria Ventures Inc. Since joining the Altria family of companies in 2005, Mr. Meier has served in a variety of roles including as the General Manager and Managing Director of Nat Sherman LLC, a former super-premium cigarette and cigar business and General Manager for a joint venture, Richmark GmbH. Mr. Meier is a Swiss, Italian, and American citizen and has a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He is actively involved with organizations that support the environment or enable individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. He currently serves on the board of Higher Achievement as the Vice Chair for the Finance Committee.
Elizabeth Seegar serves as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis for Altria Client Services ALCS. In her role, she oversees the development of financial models, financial forecasting, accounting and reporting and various analysis for Altria and its companies. Previously, Ms. Seegar served as Vice President, Corporate Audit for Altria, where she had oversight of both internal audit as well as Altria’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. Since 2003, Ms. Seegar has held a variety of leadership roles across Altria’s Finance Department. Ms. Seegar received her undergraduate business degree from Roanoke College with concentrations in both Finance and Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
Member of the Compensation Committee