Chairman of the Board
Prior to co-founding Sea Hunter in 2017, Mr. Coleman founded Annex Capital Management LLC, a U.S. based middle market private equity group, where he served as Managing Partner from 2004 to 2017. Annex focused on control equity positions in a broad array of industries and also acquired distressed debt and direct equity in the secondary market. Mr. Coleman also served as Managing Director of Citicorp Venture Capital from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Coleman served as Chairman of Big Red Group Holdings, LLC from 2007 to 2017. Mr. Coleman received a M.B.A. from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Vermont.
Mr. Orr has more than 25 years of capital markets experience. He has served as a senior executive and chief executive officer of registered investment dealers. Over the past fifteen years he has actively managed a significant family office with extensive holdings in the financial services, media, technology and wine sectors. Mr. Orr has considerable experience building and investing in opportunities in the cannabis sector throughout North America. He is also active in charitable endeavours and in recent years has focused his efforts on the University Health Network in Toronto.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Hamm is Baker's Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing all operations of Baker. Mr. Hamm joined Baker in 2016 as its Vice President of Business Development, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2017. Prior to joining Baker, Mr. Hamm served as the Vice President of Business Development for AppLovin, a company which provides the one place app developers can go to find all the tools they need to create great apps, get those apps discovered, and build a sustainable business, from 2013 until 2016. Mr. Hamm has leadership experience at all business stages, including start-ups, mid-stage, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as expertise in SaaS, mobile analytics, mobile consumer acquisition and retention marketing, mobile product management and marketing, and international business development.
Mr. Halpern is the President and owner of Halpern Enterprises and has been in the fine wine and spirits business for over 30 years. In 2004, Mr. Halpern acquired the Remoissenet Père et Fils winery in Beaune, France. Mr. Halpern also started a wine importing company, the Sorting Table, in the United States. Mr. Halpern has served as a corporate director on a number of privately owned and publicly traded technologies. Mr. Halpern was the Chair of Epcylon Technologies, a financial technology firm, from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Halpern previously served as a Director of Sentinelle Medical, a medical imaging company, and was involved in its acquisition by Hologic, Inc. in 2010. Mr. Halpern is also involved in a number of charitable and volunteer projects, including as founder of the Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival and Vice-Chair of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.
Prior to his appointment to TILT’s Board, Mr. Smith held senior management positions at PepsiCo, Red Bull and Big Red, Inc. During his most recent position as CEO of Big Red, Inc., he built a diversified beverage company by acquiring numerous, complementary brands across many segments of the market over a 10-year period, ultimately selling the business to Keurig Dr Pepper. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of sales and distribution for Red Bull North America. These experiences will lend itself well to TILT, as it participates in the rapidly growing cannabis industry. Mr. Smith’s appointment, ratified by Board of Directors but subject to approval of the Canadian Securities Stock Exchange, continues TILT’s inclusion of accomplished senior managers to oversee its rapidly expanding portfolio of products and services for the cannabis industry.