Board of Directors

Joel Stanley, Co-Founder and Chairman of our board of directors

Joel Stanley is the former CEO and current Chairman of the Board of Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. He has served as the Company’s Chairman since its inception in 2013. Mr. Stanley is an entrepreneur having started several small businesses in his career, with the most notable being Stanley Brothers, Inc. (Charlotte’s Web). In late 2017, Mr. Stanley stepped down from his CEO role after Mr. Moallem joined the Company as President and CEO. In addition to his multiple business activities, Mr. Stanley is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and well-known professionals in the cannabis industry, both domestically and internationally. He has also been very active at the legislative level educating state and federal officials on the virtues of the cannabis plant and its benefits to society.

Jared Stanley, Co-Founder and Director

Jared Stanley is the Company’s Vice President of Cultivation Operations and has served as a Director of the Company since its inception in 2013. Jared graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Applied Human Sciences with a concentration in Construction Management. Since 2014, Jared and his brothers have built the extensive cultivation operations of the Company with locations in three states. Mr. Stanley also plays an active role outside of the Company promoting its products and technologies at public events around the world. He also plays a significant role in the Company’s legislative activities at the state and federal level.

Juan Sartori, Director

Mr. Sartori is the Chairman and founder of Union Group, a privately-owned investment and private equity management firm with significant strategic Latin American interests. These cover the agricultural, energy, forestry, infrastructure, minerals, oil & gas and real estate sectors. Mr. Sartori established Union Group in 2007. In 2008, he formed UAG, one of the first companies affiliated with Union Group to consolidate agricultural assets. UAG has grown to become the largest agricultural company in Uruguay, and one of the largest in Latin America, with a subsidiary listed on the Montevideo Stock Exchange. Since its incorporation, Union Group and its subsidiaries have performed numerous transactions across Latin America, continuously growing its portfolio of private and public companies. Mr. Sartori is a regular speaker about Latin American issues in worldwide conferences and media. Mr. Sartori began his career as a financial services entrepreneur in 2002 launching Union Capital Group, a Geneva based multi-strategy asset manager, selling its control in 2008. Mr. Sartori received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Lausanne. Mr. Sartori has been a director of SBI since February of 2018.

John Held, Director

Mr. Held is a legal executive with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities laws and corporate governance. Mr. Held currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional specialty oils and proteins products company, and has served in those positions since June 2006. Mr. Held has also served as General Counsel and various other positions with Omega Protein since 2000. In 2014, Mr. Held founded The Byzantium Group, a private security and investigations firm where he served as Chairman of the Board. In 1999, Mr. Held was a co-founder of Red Hawk Industries, a consolidator of the bank equipment services industry. In 1995, Mr. Held was a key founding team member of American Residential Services, a consolidator of the air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services industries. Prior thereto, Mr. Held practiced corporate and securities law with a large international law firm. Mr. Held holds a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School.

William West, Director

Mr. West is a strategic finance and operations executive with extensive experience with large scale, multi-national businesses. Mr. West began his career in business finance, venture capital, and management consulting. Thereafter, Mr. West held numerous roles with HID Corporation, a global leader in security identity solutions. While at HID, Mr. West rose to serve as HID’s Senior Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. West grew the business 300% to $900M in 6 years through strong organic development and numerous acquisitions. Mr. West then co-founded and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of ACRE, LLC. In four years, Mr. West grew ACRE into a global player in security and identity access control solution through strategic domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, creating more than $350MM in equity value. Currently, Mr. West serves as Co-Founder and President of Tesseract Medical Research, a California based life sciences company focused on novel drug delivery systems. Mr. West holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, as well as an MBA with emphasis on international finance, from Harvard Business School.

Shane Hoyne, Director

Mr. Hoyne is a marketing executive with extensive experience leading marketing and strategy for well-known global brands. Mr. Hoyne began his career in marketing with Grants of Ireland, an Irish producer of wines and spirits. Thereafter, Mr. Hoyne held various marketing and communications positions with The Heineken Company, including serving as the company’s Senior Brand Director for the United States Market. Mr. Hoyne then served as Global Brand Director for William Grant & Sons, the world’s third largest producer of Scotch whiskey, which produces beverages under brands including Glenfiddich, Grant's, Balvenie, Kininvie, Monkey Shoulder, Tullamore Dew and Hendrick's Gin. Mr. Hoyne later served as Chief Marketing Officer – Europe for Bacardi. Currently, Mr. Hoyne serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Quintessential Brands Group, a London based producer and global distributor of spirits. Mr. Hoyne holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin as well as an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Business School.