Our Team

Board of Directors

Kyle Kazan

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO

A seasoned investor and expert manager of private equity funds with over two decades of domestic and international experience, Kyle has a track record of growing de novo companies to industry leadership in the fields of fund/asset management, property management and insurance. In 1991 he began investing in real estate, eventually launching a total of 23 Private Equity funds with a current estimated value of owned and managed properties that stands above $2.75 billion. Kyle also served on the boards of multiple international investment and hedge funds before pivoting in 2016 to the regulated cannabis industry, where he closed four funds and consolidated them to form the vertically integrated Glass House Brands. Since his early service as a special education teacher and law enforcement officer, Kyle has been a vocal advocate for police reform and ending the War on Drugs and its injustices, speaking on behalf of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and appearing in many media outlets ranging from CNN to Fox. He is a frequent guest professor at NYU Stern School of Business, USC Marshall Business School, and UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Kyle is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he played varsity basketball for Hall of Fame Coach George Raveling.

Graham Farrar

Co-founder, President & Board Director

Graham is a serial entrepreneur who began his career as part of the original team at Software.com, taking the company public in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he served on the board of Seacology and was part of the founding team at Sonos, where he was involved with product design, development, sales, and customer support. After Sonos, Farrar served as a board member for Heal the Ocean, was a founder and partner of ebook publishers iStoryTime Inc. and zuuka, and founded a Santa Barbara luxury rental company. He first ventured into the regulated cannabis industry by founding Elite Garden Wholesale, an agriculture technology company focused on developing products for the hydroponics industry. Farrar currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation.

Jamie Mendola


  • Head of Strategy and M&A at Mercer Park LP and AYR Wellness
  • 20 years of experience as a private and public equity investor
  • Founder and CEO of Pacific Grove Capital, a long-short hedge fund which also launched one of the earliest dedicated SPAC funds in the United States
  • Former Partner at Scout Capital, a $7B hedge fund
  • Previous experience at J.P. Morgan, JLL Partners, and Watershed Capital
  • B.S. from Binghamton University and 4-year baseball letterman; M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business

Humble Lukanga


  • Founder of Life Line Financial Group, premiere wealth management firm servicing some of the best-known performers & leaders in business, sports & entertainment
  • Trustee of the University of New Mexico; Board Director for several companies & foundations
  • B.A. & M.B.A. University of New Mexico; certified CFP; UCLA Personal Finance Planning degree
  • Named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Business Managers list for 3 years running; New Mexico Business Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40”

Jocelyn Rosenwald

Co-Founder & Board Director

Jocelyn began her career as a Teach For America Corps member in New York City. In 2011, she became a founding teacher at KIPP Star Elementary School and quickly became a teacher leader. She began her career in real estate investment in 2013 with Beach Front Properties LLC and managed a $500M portfolio of opportunistic real estate investments. In November of 2016, Rosenwald began supervising the operations of 4 funds in the regulated cannabis industry which would eventually be consolidated to form Glass House Brands. Today, Rosenwald sits on the board of Glass House Brands as a director. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Education from Hunter College, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.

George Raveling


  • First African American basketball coach in the Pac-8 (now Pac-12); head coach at Washington State, University of Iowa, & USC; assistant coach of medal-winning 1984 and 1988 US Olympic teams
  • Nike’s former Director of International Basketball; former commentator for Fox Sports & CBS
  • Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, National Collegiate Hall of Fame; recipient of John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Author of two books; co-founder (w/Michael Lombardi) of The Daily Coach leadership program
  • B.S. in Economics from Villanova University, where he is also in the Villanova Hall of Fame

Bob Hoban


  • 12-year veteran of the cannabis industry and Founder of Hoban Law Group,a leading global full-service commercial cannabis law firm and the first of its kind
  • Co-Founder of Gateway Proven Strategies, a leading global cannabis industry consulting firm
  • Has founded, created, bought, and sold over 15 of his own cannabis companies
  • Crafted cannabis policy solutions for over 30 countries
  • Widely recognized by a variety of publications and organizations as one of the most influential people in the global cannabis industry