Executive Chairman of the Board
Mr. Jordan is an American businessman, co-founder of Renaissance Capital Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of The Sputnik Group, two international investment and advisory firms. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Jordan was considered a key player in the development of the Russian stock market and was a leader in the privatization of Russian state assets. Mr. Jordan is a longstanding Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of The Board of Trustees of New York University. After founding The Sputnik Group in 1999, Mr. Jordan has led the company in its investments in emerging industries, including investments in Renaissance Insurance, a company where Mr. Jordan is also the Chairman and founder. Mr. Jordan built Renaissance Insurance into one of the leading insurance groups in the Russian market. Since acquiring majority control of Curaleaf in 2014, Mr. Jordan has been impactful in the Company’s emergence as an industry leader. Mr. Jordan will serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Resulting Issuer, as well as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Jordan holds a B.A. from New York University.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Lusardi is a pioneer in the U.S. cannabis industry and is credited with opening one of the first medical cannabis operations on the East Coast. Mr. Lusardi has a decade of cannabis experience, as well as 20 years’ experience in finance, private equity and entrepreneurship. Since 2015, Mr. Lusardi has led the Company through a significant growth trajectory from a small medical device company to a publicly traded, vertically integrated multi state cannabis operator that is positioned to become the largest cannabis company in the world. In 2019 he oversaw two transformational acquisitions – Select, the leading cannabis wholesale brand in the United States, and Grassroots, which will expand Curaleaf's presence from 12 to 19 states with over 130 licenses. Mr. Lusardi has been instrumental in developing an organizational strategy focused on the advancement of cannabis science to support patients in need of medical cannabis as well as adult-use customers. He previously held executive positions at financial services companies including Liberty Mutual Group, Fidelity Investments, and Affiliated Managers Group. Mr. Lusardi has a B.B.A. from The Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. from Boston College.
Mr. Johansson has broad experience in multinational accounting and the co-ordination of international tax engagements, mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence projects in key global markets. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Johansson was a Managing Partner of Ernst & Young CIS, after which he was a Regional Partner for Eastern Europe countries, including CIS (Vienna, Austria). From 2006 to 2014 he worked as a Managing Partner of Ernst & Young CIS in Moscow. While in Russia, he was a coordinator of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC). Mr. Johansson has been a member of the Emerging Europe Business Council and Corporate Governance Task Force of the World Economic Forum, as well as the Foreign Investment Advisory Councils of Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Latvia. Mr. Johansson will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Resulting Issuer, as well as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Johansson received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Derby is a founding partner of Concinnity Advisors, LP, the sub-advisor with investment discretion for the Capital Stewardship Strategy, which was formed in 2011. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Derby was a portfolio manager at Diamondback Advisors NY, LLC. From 2007 to 2008, he was a founding member of The Concinnity Group, LLC. During William H. Donaldson’s tenure as Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission, from 2003 to 2005, Mr. Derby served as the Securities Exchange Commission’s Managing Executive for Operations and Management. In 1989, he participated in the founding of DialogBank, the first private Russian bank to receive an international banking license. At DialogBank, Mr. Derby served as Chairman of the board of directors from 1997 to 1998, as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 1997 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Derby also founded the first Russian investment firm in 1991, Troika Dialog, where he served as Chairman of the board of directors from 1996 to 1997 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 1996. Prior to his tenure in Russia, he was a Corporate Finance Officer at National Westminster Bank USA from 1985 to 1990 and an Auditor at Chase Manhattan Bank from 1983 to 1985. Mr. Derby earned a B.S. in accounting, finance and international finance from New York University in 1983.
Dr. Jaswinder Grover, MD
Jaswinder Grover, MD is an orthopedic and spine surgeon who has practiced in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past 25 years. Dr Grover is the founder, developer, and the owner of the Allegiant Institute and the Smoke Ranch Surgery Center, a referral center for patients with spine and pain disorders, which together employ more than 100 people in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Originally from India, he spent his childhood in England and migrated to the United States as a teenager. He was invited to attend UCLA School of Medicine as an early acceptance for gifted students after only three years of college graduating with his MD at the age of 23. He performed his residency in orthopedic and trauma surgery at the USC - Los Angeles County Medical Center for five years. He thereafter served as fellow of spinal cord injury at the University of British Columbia, fellow of cervical spine reconstructive surgery at McGill University, Montreal, and fellow of spinal deformity and lumbar reconstruction surgery Nottingham Center for spine surgery in England.
He started his practice in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1995 as associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University Medical Center attending to the most complex spine and pelvis injuries. In 2004 he began the Nevada Spine Clinic and Center for Special Surgery, a private practice dedicated to the evaluation, care and treatment for patients with spinal disorders. The center has since evolved to become the Allegiant Institute, a comprehensive referral center for patients with spine, musculoskeletal, and pain disorders both acute and chronic, providing complete assessment and treatment options for affected patients. The Institute encompasses imaging and MRI facilities, a pain management division offering both pharmacological and advanced interventional options, regenerative and stem cell therapies, and advanced surgical solutions both major reconstructive when necessary, and when possible minimally invasive outpatient technologies. The Institute is associated with the Smoke Ranch Surgery Center, a Joint Commission for the Accreditation for Hospitals accredited center.
Over his career, Doctor Grover has personally performed over 12,000 spine surgeries and has pioneered various outpatient techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the North American Spine Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Doctor Grover remains actively involved as a consultant and surgeon and resides in Las Vegas with his wife of 22 years and his three teenage children.