Our Executive Team
Christian Hageseth President
Jacqueline Sene Executive Vice President
John Darwin VP, Finance
Jeremy Sova VP, Business Development
Christian Hageseth, President
Christian Hageseth has over seven years of experience in the legal cannabis industry, and over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. He has worked in the legal cannabis industry since 2009 when he founded his first cultivation business. He has since served as a partner at five dispensaries and six cultivation operations, and currently holds the title of Founder and CEO of Green Man Cannabis in Denver, CO. Green Man Cannabis is well-known for its six Cannabis Cup wins, which is the industry’s most prestigious award for product excellence. In 2015 High Times Magazine recognized Hageseth with an industry Trailblazer Award at its inaugural High Times Business Summit. His experience in the legal cannabis industry, and his predictions for its future, are outlined in his book Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business published by Macmillan in 2015. As the visionary behind the Colorado Cannabis Ranch concept–the world’s first “weedery”–Hageseth is dedicated to demystifying the cannabis industry, and innovating better solutions for customers, patients, and business owners. His expansive industry knowledge has garnered numerous speaking opportunities both inside and outside of the industry, while he has become a leading source for top media outlets in both the United States and around the world. Media coverage includes The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, Business Insider, MarketWatch, NPR, The London Sunday Times, and more.
Jacqueline Sene, Executive VP
Jacqueline Sene brings a unique skill set to the Inspiro team, deeply rooted in executive leadership level operations and administration. After earning her MS in Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University in 2002, with concentrations in budgeting, staff development and communications, Sene garnered over 15 years of operations and supervision experience as Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at University of Denver. In this position she not only oversaw a team of 10 staff members, but in 2010 she also received the Robin Morgan Staff Woman of the Year Award. Upon leaving University of Denver, Sene took on the role of Client Services Manager at Colorado-based technology company Top School, where she oversaw client relationship management and operations. Since 2013, she has overseen all business and administration operations for Rebecca Rosen Enterprises, as Executive Director for the author, speaker, and television personality/producer. During her tutelage as Executive Vice President of American Cannabis Partners, Sene has successfully managed a twofold expansion of the team, while skillfully managing the company’s budget and developing an executive operational system for the Colorado Cannabis Ranch development project.
Jeremy Sova, VP Business Development
Jeremy Sova possesses over 12 years of business development experience, most recently in leading, growing, and managing Battery Solutions, a global metals commodities business. During his tenure, Sova successfully positioned Battery Solutions as a top three revenue/profit producing battery recycling organization in North America. Sova’s success was achieved through a multidisciplinary approach involving his lead in both strategic and tactical marketing plans, development of wholesale channels, and negotiation of high margin sale of metal commodities derived from spent batteries. By establishing a brand affinity for Battery Solutions, the company successfully grew and maintained 50+% profit margins, avoiding the commoditization suffered by its competitors. Sova’s in-depth knowledge of the metals commodities markets led to the successful sale of Battery Solutions to private equity at 7.0x EBITDA at the highest possible point in the metals market. The knowledge and experience Sova brings from the global metals commodities business makes him an invaluable asset to the American Cannabis Partners team and the cannabis industry.