MEET THE PROFESSIONALS BEHIND HIGH HAMPTON HOLDINGS.
Chief Executive Officer
As a proven business leader with commercial and public sector experience in domestic and international markets, Mr. Latham has thirty years of experience in the cyber security business with a history of developing, growing, and managing consulting services, professional services, and technology/products. Most recently, he spent several years in the burgeoning California cannabis market where he co-founded Coachella-based licensed cannabis manufacturing company Mojave Jane.
His experience also includes leading startups, middle market, and Fortune 500 organizations, as well as directing the technical information security program for the US Department of State.
Chief Operations Officer
Tom is a seasoned CEO and strategy executive and has led a number of small and medium sized businesses as CEO. He has also led corporate development and product management organizations for both publicly traded and private companies such as TRW (now Northrop Grumman), Reynolds and Reynolds and Mitchell International.
An engineer at his core, Tom’s deep skillset and adaptability have allowed him to lead companies in software development, consumer applications, manufacturing, consulting, and aerospace and defense. He is meticulous about process and understands its value to a business from a compliance and profitability standpoint. Tom’s experience in M&A runs across public and private markets, where he has led corporate development teams and developed and executed strategies that dramatically enhanced corporate value. Most recently, Tom was a co-founding partner of the licensed California cannabis manufacturer Mojave Jane.
Sr. VP Corporate Finance
Christian Scovenna has over eleven years of capital market experience. As Managing Director at a boutique firm, Mr. Scovenna led six portfolio companies within the group, raising capital, business development.
He also spent four years with Frontier Merchant Capital Group as Director & Senior VP of Operations and most recently as Managing Partner with Lions Edge Capital.
Over the years, Mr. Scovenna has been successful in completing numerous M&A activities and capital raises. He currently serves as Director & Sr. VP of Business Development for Enforcer Gold Corp. (VEIN-TSX.V).
Chief Financial Officer
Fiona Fitzmaurice is a chartered certified accountant with 12 years of experience in accounting and financial control. Fiona is currently CFO of Enforcer Gold Corp. (TSXV: VEIN) and acted previously as financial controller for Noront Resources Ltd. where she was involved in private placements, prospectus filings, flow-through financings and corporate audits. Prior to joining Noront, Fiona acted as a senior accountant and Controller for both private and publicly listed junior companies.
Fiona holds a BA in accounting and finance from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS & CONSULTANTS
Mr. Byrne is a professor at the School of Business at Humboldt State University, in the heart of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California, where he teaches accounting, management, and finance. His work as a business consultant includes cash flow analysis, financial modeling, business planning, accounting, budgeting and online services. As a member of the Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research (HiiMR), Mr. Byrne designs, conducts, analyzes, and disseminates research, as well as provides applied expertise to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, businesses, and the media.
With cannabis industry ties to Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity counties, Mr. Byrne is well established in the Emerald Triangle as a consultant and subject-matter expert.
David E. Argudo
Mr. Argudo is a current elected City Official of 7+ years, and a 25 yr career in cannabis with experience in cancer research, biopharmaceuticals, real estate, mortgage financing.
He consults & develops cannabis policies for local municipalities and was a pioneer in developing local tax measures of cannabis in California
Desmond M. Balakrishnan
Desmond Balakrishnan, a partner with McMillan LLP since 2004, is a member of the firm's Corporate Finance/Securities Law Group. Desmond's current areas of focus include private equity investments, public offerings, new listings, mergers, acquisitions, listed company maintenance, gaming, entertainment and hospitality law. Desmond has acted as counsel on new issues and listings on all Canadian Stock exchanges and inter listings with several international exchanges.