Redwood Green delivers high-quality, safe, sustainable, innovative, and accessible cannabis products which support individual well-being.
Christopher Hansen is a senior agriculture, finance and small and medium sized enterprise (SME) expert with more than 25 years of experience, primarily in the US, Latin America and Africa. Mr. Hansen is the founding CEO of Redwood Green Corp., a company focused on the development of high-value brands for the CBD cannabis sector. He was also the founding CEO of PharmaCielo Ltd., a leading producer of medicinal cannabis headquartered in Toronto with operations in Medellín, Colombia. He has led numerous successful initiatives on behalf of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Finance Corporation (IFC/World Bank), the GIC Group, and the Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development in Latin America (FUNDES).
Mr. Hansen’s expertise includes developing dynamic boards and management teams, corporate strategy development and implementation, identifying and negotiating collaborative agreements with market partners with the inclusion of individual farmers and other small local players, working with legislators, politicians and regulatory authorities to facilitate enabling political environments for newly developing industries such as the cannabis market.
He has served on numerous boards including the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE), Fondo Activo de Capital de Bolivia, a US$10 million private equity fund, Profund International, a US$23.0 million micro-finance fund focused on Latin America, and others. Mr. Hansen received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California-Berkeley, attended the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business, and began his studies in pre-law at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
(Philip) Blair Mullin is managing director of Somerset Associates LLC, a CFO, accounting, tax and financial consulting company, and serves on the board of CanaQuest Medical Corp. He has 30 years’ experience as CFO, COO, and in consulting and turnarounds for businesses with revenues of less than $100 million.
Since 2009, he has operated primarily in consulting and interim CFO roles in multiple sectors including fintech, blockchain, drones, recycling, medical marijuana, and electrical power generation. From 2003-09, Blair was a partner of Tatum Partners, a human capital firm engaged in providing CFO services. Within Tatum, Blair served in numerous leadership roles: from 2006-09, as CFO of Zi Corporation, a leading software development company specializing in mobile phones, which was sold in April 2009 to Nuance Communications; from 2003-06, as interim CFO of Homax Products, Vice President Finance of Yakima Products, and as a consultant in several engagements in industrial construction, manufacturing and air transportation; from 2001-03, as turnaround consultant to companies in the telecom sector during the critical post-9/11 timeframe; from 1995-2001, he was engaged in various C-level capacities in a public entity that was restructured and eventually became International DisplayWorks, a manufacturer of LCD displays based in Rocklin, California with operations in Shenzhen, China, which was later sold to Flextronics.
Mr. Mullin began his career in banking in 1982 after completing his MBA from University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada and BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He currently resides in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Mr. Galda opened his private practice, JPGalda & Co., in Ardmore, Pennsylvania in 2013. He was previously counsel with Fox Rothschild LLP as a Member of the Technology and Venture Finance Group based in the firm’s Exton office. As president and founder of Corsair Advisors, Inc. he offered venture capital and corporate advisory services from 2004 through 2011. He was a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP from 2000 to 2004, based in Toronto, where he headed the firm’s cross-border securities practice and from 1996 to 2000 was with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC where he was a Member of the Corporate Finance Department and Technology and Corporate Control Practice Groups, with additional focus in cross-border transactions. Mr. Galda began his legal career with Drinker Biddle and Reath (1986-1990) and with Clark Ladner Fortenbaugh & Young (1990-1996).
Joe received his JD from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden after earning a BA in Economics from Rutgers – Camden.
PharmaCielo Ltd. is a global, publically traded company headquartered in Canada. PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S., its wholly owned operating subsidiary, is headquartered in Rionegro, Colombia. The company chose Colombia as its operational base for the nation’s outstanding climatic and economic conditions, including its renowned prowess in the cut-flower industry, as well as its clear legal framework for cannabis licensing, making Colombia the most cost-competitive and environmentally friendly nation for producing all-natural cannabis products of the highest quality.