As Chief Corporate Officer Pete Souchen brings a dynamic blend of cannabis industry experience and corporate development expertise to the management team. In 2017, Pete co-founded Northbud Capital, a private equity firm focused on ancillary cannabis companies in the United States that is also the founding investor in North Bud Farms Inc. As COO of Northbud Capital, Pete has participated in a multitude of financings, public offerings, and M&A transactions across various industry segments and verticals. Prior to joining the cannabis trade Pete earned a decade of finance and business development experience, building and selling a financial planning business as a Certified Financial Planner. He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce while majoring in Finance at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management and has since completed various financial courses and certifications.
President, Northbud USA
As President of Northbud USA Justin Braune brings a wealth of industry knowledge and contacts to the company's leadership. Justin served as a President at Made By Science, a startup science and technology company with multiple patents focused around unique cannabinoid delivery methods, from pre-revenue to full acquisition by Acreage Holdings for USD$160M. Prior to Made By Science, Justin served as President of MJIC (now ManifestSeven) where he focused on cannabis industry acquisitions, as well as operations of which the most successful is rollingpaperdepot.com. Justin also served as CEO for two publicly traded cannabis companies on the OTC market, Vape Holdings (OTCQB: VAPE) and Agritek Holdings (OTCQB: AGTK). He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy having earned a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering. While serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy he operated nuclear reactors onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN until the completion of his military commitment. Justin also has an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Sean Homuth, CEO
As Chief Executive Officer Sean Homuth brings extensive experience with both Canadian and US publicly traded organizations both in industry as well as from a client perspective during his tenure at Ernst & Young and, more recently, as an independent consultant. Previously, Mr. Homuth was Chief Financial Officer at Orezone Gold Corporation (TSXV: ORE) and Vice President Finance & Administration for its predecessor company, Orezone Resources Inc. At Orezone Mr. Homuth led a global team of finance professionals and was involved in over C$800M in financings and M&A transactions with the company and its predecessor. Subsequent to Orezone, Mr. Homuth served as Chief Accounting Officer for the Royal Canadian Mint. Mr. Homuth holds accounting designations in both Canada (CPA, CA) and the United States (CPA – Illinois).
Pete Souchen, CCO