Northern Lights Acquisition Corp

About Us

Formed to effect a Business Combination with a company in the cannabis industry with a particular focus on financing, branded products, branded retail, cultivation and processing and technology sub-sectors.

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Management

John Darwin, Co-CEO

Mr. Darwin serves as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Northern Lights Acquisition Corp. Mr. Darwin is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Luminous Capital Inc., where he identifies engagements, guides debt and equity investment strategy, and manages operations of private and public portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Darwin was co-founder and President of OCG, Inc. (ONE Cannabis), a United States-based cannabis dispensary franchisor. While at OCG, Inc., Mr. Darwin grew the franchise business from inception to operations across multiple states and negotiated a sale to Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB), a publicly traded cannabis company. Mr. Darwin has over eight years of vertically integrated cannabis operational and venture capital experience, with experience managing large scale cultivation, vertically integrated operations, and multi-national brand strategies. Prior to the cannabis industry, Mr. Darwin held various roles in private equity and corporate finance and has a decade of professional finance and transaction experience. Mr. Darwin received his BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Joshua Mann, Co-CEO

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Mr. Mann serves as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Northern Lights Acquisition Corp. Mr. Mann is a co-founder and a Managing Partner of Luminous Capital Inc., where he helps guide the firm’s public company engagements, equity financing relationships, and cross border portfolio operations. Previously, Mr. Mann served as interim CEO of INDVR Brands (CSE: IDVR), a Colorado-based, Canada-listed company focused on the creation and distribution of unique and high-growth brands in the legal United States cannabis market. Mr. Mann led the restructuring of INDVR Brands and negotiated multi-state transactions, management overhaul, and streamlined operations for future expansion. Mr. Mann has over five years of cannabis brand and Canadian operational experience and over 13 years of structured finance and investment banking experience, with prior experience at Wildhorse Capital Partners, Blackbird Energy Inc, and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. Mr. Mann has assisted cannabis companies in structuring multiple reverse takeovers, go-public transactions, and raising over $70.0 million in capital. Mr. Mann received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Chris Fameree, CFO

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Mr. Fameree serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Northern Lights Acquisition Corp. Mr. Fameree is the Managing Director of Diligence Solutions Group, a comprehensive due diligence and quality of earnings firm. Previously, Mr. Fameree served as a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services Group and Audit Group of a large regional CPA firm. During this time, Mr. Fameree participated in numerous business combinations and due diligence assignments. These transactions ranged from $10.0 million to over $100.0 million in value. Mr. Fameree also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served lead roles on engagements from international Fortune 500 companies to closely held private manufacturers. Mr. Fameree has over 15 years of combined public accounting and industry experience and has led and participated in numerous engagements, including due diligence engagements, financial statement audits, and other advisory projects. Mr. Fameree received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Wisconsin.

Mac McDonald, Vice President and Partner

Mr. McDonald is a Partner and Senior Associate of Luminous Capital Inc., where his primary focuses are identifying, assessing and executing new investment opportunities as well as monitoring existing portfolio investments. Previously, Mr. McDonald was in investment banking at J.P. Morgan and Cowen; having focused on helping to structure and raise over $700 million in private and public equity financing for Canadian Licensed Producers including Tilray, the first U.S. cannabis IPO.

Most recently, Mr. McDonald was an Associate and Equity Partner at a startup investment bank providing financing and M&A services to both vertically integrated cannabis operators and ancillary companies within the U.S.

Mr. McDonald received his BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

Independent Board of Directors

Jonathan Summers

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Mr. Summers has served as one of our independent directors since June 2021. Mr. Summers has served as the chairman of 3 Billion Pairs Genetic Corporation, an artificial intelligence company, since January 2022. Mr. Summers has also been serving as the chairman of EXMceuticals Inc., a Canadian-listed medical cannabis company since May 2019. Mr. Summers has also served as a director of Pathfinder Minerals, a mineral exploration company, since March 2021 and also serves as a member of the audit committee thereof. He also serves on the advisory board for Mocha Holdings LLC, a data privacy company. From May 1996 until May 2011, Mr. Summers served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, most recently serving as a Managing Director. Mr. Summers served as the Founding Partner and the Head of Business Development for Everett Capital Advisors, a $700.0 million London-based investment fund from October 2015 to October 2019, and served as the Founding Principal and Head of Business Development for Myriad Asset Management, a $5.0 billion Hong Kong-based multi-strategy asset management firm, from September 2011 to December 2014. Mr. Summers holds a Master in Modern History (1st class) from Oxford University. We believe Mr. Summers is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his experience in investment banking and in strategically growing businesses, and his contacts and relationships.

Peter Torres

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Since February 2008, Mr. Torres has been serving as the President of Rex Internet, an ISP provider to the United States hospitality industry, which Mr. Torres founded and later sold in 2006. In 2009, Mr. Torres founded Mills Motors, a web based operation that functioned as a virtual global wholesale vehicle brokerage platform with 200 United States points of pickup, pay and storage in the United States, which Mr. Torres sold in 2016. Since 2018, Mr. Torres has invested in technology-based companies focused on DLT and blockchain. Mr. Torres received his MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. We believe Mr. Torres is well-qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors due to his Silicon Valley experience, his experience in investing in technology-focused companies, and his contacts and relationships.