Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Board Members

Justin Dye

Bob DeGabrielle

Leo Riera

Brian Ruden

Justin Dye

Justin Dye

Mr. Dye has 25 years of experience in private equity, general management, operations, strategy, corporate finance and M&A and served as an integral part of the private equity consortium that acquired Albertsons Companies and led its expansion through over $40 billion in acquisition, divestiture, real estate and financing transactions.

Bob DeGabrielle

Bob DeGabrielle

DeGabrielle is a trailblazer in the cannabis industry and is the founder of Los Sueños Farms, one of the largest outdoor grows in North America. DeGabrielle brings more than 40 years of experience in acquiring, developing, managing, and selling commercial and residential real estate.

Leo Riera

Mr. Riera has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and fund management and was the Country Head for Bankers Trust in Venezuela for over a decade.

Brian Ruden

Since 2010, Ruden has owned and operated cannabis businesses under the Starbuds brand. He has grown this brand into multi-state operations including Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Washington D.C., and international markets. Under his leadership, Starbuds has become one of the most recognized and successful retail cannabis operations in North America. In 2014, Ruden founded Starbuds Consulting, a consulting company which provides strategic advice to start-up cannabis operations. Ruden received his law degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, and before entering the cannabis industry, he was a tax attorney in Colorado.