MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Israel Maxx Abramowitz
Chief Executive Officer
[To be updated when available]
Colin Conway, 34
Secretary and Director
Since October 2016, Mr. Conway has been a managing director of Oreva Capital Corp., a Los Angeles based merchant bank focused on making direct investments in diversified, private operating companies. Mr. Conway participated in the acquisition of Trans High Corporation in March 2017. For four years prior to Oreva Capital Mr. Conway served as a managing director at Vert Capital Corp., where he led the business development team and participated in the acquisition and restructuring of private operating companies in various industries including digital media, Internet, software, and apparel. Adam E. Levin, our Chief Executive Officer, is the chief executive officer of Oreva Capital and was the chief executive officer of Vert Capital Corporation. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Conway was previously an associate director at Weston Capital Management, LLC, a Connecticut based Hedge Fund and Fund of Funds.
Board of Directors
Adam Levin, 39
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Adam Levin is the founder of Hightimes Holdings Corp. and has served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, since its inception in December 2016. Mr. Levin currently serves on the board of directors of Pride Media, Inc., and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pixelmags until its sale in 2016. He brings over 15 years of leadership experience running Internet-based technology and e-commerce companies. Mr. Levin has been Managing Director of Oreva Capital Corp, since September 2016 and for five years prior to that was the Managing Director of Vert Capital Corp where he oversaw the day to day operations of the firm, and led the acquisition of a number of companies. He has extensive experience in the fields of mobile, social networking, entertainment as well as venture capital and merger and acquisition strategies. Mr. Levin has been a featured speaker at CES, MIPTV, MONY Conference, CTIA, Wireless Influencers, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The NY Times, Fortune, Bloomberg and Entrepreneur Magazine. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, HBO and Fox News. Mr. Levin also served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bebo.com, Inc., a social networking and content website, from 2010 to 2012. Bebo.com, Inc., filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in May 2013. Mr. Levin was an officer of Bebo within the two-year period prior to the filing of the Chapter 11 petition but had resigned as an officer and director prior to such filing. Mr. Levin earned a BA from Thomas Edison State College.
Marc Beilinson, 60
For the past five years, Mr. Beilinson has been the Managing Partner of Beilinson Advisory Group, a financial restructuring and hospitality advisory group that specializes in assisting distress companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Beilinson has been active in the restructuring of complex commercial and real estate portfolios throughout the United States and has also specialized in restructuring real estate chains. Mr. Beilinson is currently the Chief Restructuring Officer/CEO of Eagle Hospitality. He previously served as the Chief Restructuring Officer/CEO of Innkeepers USA until January 2012. Mr. Beilinson has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of MF Global Assurance Company by the Chapter 11 trustee of MF Global Assurance and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Wyndham Hotels, Apollo Real Estate Commercial Mortgage Inc., Innkeepers USA, Jameson Hotels and the University of California School of Law. Between 1992 and 2007, Mr. Beilinson practiced law with the firm of Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, a nationally recognized law firm specializing in corporate restructuring. During his 25 years of practice, Mr. Beilinson spearheaded the operational and financial restructuring of nationally recognized companies such as American Rice, TreeSweet Juice Company, Coco’s Restaurants, General Cinema, Loews Cineplex, Wherehouse Entertainment and DirecTV Latin America. Mr. Beilinson graduated from UCLA, magna cum laude, and from UC Davis Law School.
Justin Ehrlich, 39
Justin Ehrlich is a partner in VE Equities LLC, a full-service real estate company with capabilities in investment, finance, asset management and construction. Justin is responsible for managing the firm’s real estate investment and finance activities and handling the company’s overall operations and asset management. He has completed over $10 billion of luxury mixed-use and condominium projects in Manhattan and is also currently developing several mixed-use projects in California. In addition, Justin is a partner in Churchill Real Estate Holdings LLC, an alternative investment platform offering short term debt products to institutional and private clients. Mr. Ehrlich holds a BA in Business Administration from Boston University’s School of Management and earned a MS in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University. He served as the Secretary of the 125th Street Business Improvement District from 2008 to 2009. He has received numerous awards and honors from multiple industry organizations including the 2011 Developer of The Year Award from Young Jewish Professionals and was the Guest of Honor at the YJP 2014 Founders Gala at Cipriani Downtown. Mr. Ehrlich is currently on the Board of Directors for A Caring Hand and BDS Analytics.