INVESTOR: Explorer Equity Group

Company Name: Explorer Equity Group

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Contact Name: Cody Shirk

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What is your company's primary cannabis business?: Investing

Does your company touch the plant?: No

Do you authorize us to provide the following (Pitch Deck) information to our Members?: No

Company's Bio (Pitch Deck): Explorer Capital (“Explorer”) has created an investment team to deploy capital in the cannabis and hemp industries that we believe is second to none. We have formed a well-rounded and seasoned team that is ideally suited to deploy capital intelligently and navigate the uncharted waters in this relatively new and unregulated industry. The Explorer team is comprised of a combination of seasoned investment professionals, with over {75} years of experience, who have partnered with current industry leaders to work together to not only identify the best investment opportunities but also to add value to those companies after capital is deployed.

C-Suite Bio's (Pitch Deck): Greg Chiate, Managing Partner
Greg brings over 20 years of investing experience to GC Capital. Prior to forming GC Capital, Greg was a partner at Behrman Capital, a private equity fund with $2 billion of committed capital. Greg was with Behrman Capital for ten years where he consummated multiple transactions ranging in enterprise values of $4 million to $550 million and across multiple industries including Information Technology, Specialty Manufacturing, and Defense. His primary responsibilities included sourcing investment opportunities, making acquisitions, and developing strategic plans for portfolio companies. Current and previous board positions include: Med-Tech Resource (medical supplies); ILC Industries (electronics manufacturing); Pelican Products (injection molded manufacturing); Kinetics Group (semiconductor capital equipment); and Dyno Merchandise (distributor).
Previously, he was a Vice President at BT Capital Partners, where he spent four years working on numerous private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth financings. Prior to that, he spent three years working on highly leveraged transactions for BT Alex Brown’s Structured Finance Group. 
Greg graduated with distinction from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Economics. In addition to his investing activities, he serves on the board of directors of ReSurge International, a non-profit dedicated to providing free reconstructive surgeries to burn victims and those born with physical abnormalities. He lives in Marin with his wife and two children.

Tony Kamin, Partner
Mr. Kamin is President of Eastwood Investment Management, a multi-strategy and multi-asset-class family office. He served as a Venture Partner for Venture Strategy Partners from 1998 to 2003, helping the firm launch its original venture operations.
Mr. Kamin completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University and then earned a Master’s Degree from Yale University in International Relations with a concentration in International Law.

Brian Condron, Partner
Brian has extensive finance, capital markets, and private investment experience with past management positions at ELLO, a leading cannabis professional services firm, Ernst & Young, LLP ("EY"), American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) and a large family office overseeing alternative asset portfolios. He has experience advising multinational private and publicly traded companies in the technology, media, cannabis and real estate sectors. He’s managed over $250 million in alternative assets and successfully raised over $100 million in private funding for real estate, debt, cannabis, and technology companies. 
Brian earned a B.S. in Accounting from California Lutheran University and attended the University of Southern California School of Business. Additionally, Brian is a licensed CPA.

Cody Shirk, Partner
Cody is an explorer, surfer, and entrepreneur. He travels and invests around the world, sourcing hidden and hard to access investment opportunities. He has invested in private equity, real estate, and public markets in a variety of different countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
In 2017, he founded the private social and investing group, called the Explorer Partnership. This group is made up of over 100 diverse members located in over 30 different countries who travel and invest together. This provides an extremely well-connected investor base that is able to leverage the political, business and local relationships they have throughout the world. 
Cody has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Slate, and many other publications. Additionally, he has been a speaker, advisor, and host at investing events in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Originally from the Los Angeles area, he now splits time between Palm Beach, Florida, Colombia, Panama, and wherever else opportunity takes him.


Dan Humiston