Meet the Team

 


 

Founding Partner/CIO Venture Funds

Mr. Jordan is renowned business pioneer and investor with a 30 year track record of building successful businesses in frontier markets, including:  Renaissance Capital, which he built into a leading frontier market investment bank; Renaissance Insurance, which is top five insurance company in the Russian market; The Sputnik Group, the private equity group which managed over $1 billion in assets; Telecity PLC, a leading European datacenter operator, which formed through a series of roll up transactions led by Mr. Jordan.

Mr. Jordan is one of the original architects of the US cannabis industry and is responsible for creating the largest US multi-state vertically integrated cannabis operator, Curaleaf Holdings, where he currently acts as Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Jordan is the Founding Partner of Measure 8 Venture Partners and its CIO for closed end strategies. 

Mr. Jordan began his career with Credit Suisse First Boston, where he became the co-head of its Moscow office and acted as a key adviser to the Russian government on the launch of its capital markets. He is a graduate of New York University and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. 


 

CEO/CIO Full Spectrum Fund

Mr. Ort has over 25 years of experience in the asset management industry.  Prior to founding Measure 8 Full Spectrum fund, Justin acted as head of Domestic Equities at FNY Investment Advisors LLC and was a member of the Advisory board. As a Senior Partner, Mr. Ort had a strong track record of success and managed the largest allocation of any trader at FNY.  Mr. Ort has proven experience in cannabis and Risk Arbitrage investing.

 Mr. Ort graduated from Williams College with a BA in Economics.


COO/Director of Business Development

Mr. Gahwyler has over 26 years of experience in the hedge fund industry in various investment and C- Suite roles. Prior to joinin Measure 8, Mr. Gahwyler was the President/CFO of Navy Capital Management, LLC. Before Navy Capital, Mr. Gahwyler was the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Business Development of Twin Securities, Inc. Mr. Gahwyler was the founder of KenCole Capital an investment bank boutique specializing in hedge fund structures and marketing. Prior to that Mr. Gahwyler served in senior marketing roles at both Pequot Capital and Sagamore Hill.

Mr. Gahwyler graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and from Thunderbird School of Global Management with a MIM.


Partner and General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Clateman has almost 25 years legal experience in investing and investment funds, including over 20 years as general counsel.  Mr. Clateman served as GC and CCO of the Sputnik Group and Renaissance Capital, as well as VR Capital, a leading distressed debt and special situations hedge fund with over $2 billion AUM during his tenure. Mr. Clateman served as Head of Legal and Management Board Member of UC Rusal during its acquisition of SUAL and assets of Glencore to become the world’s biggest aluminum company.

Mr. Clateman served as General Counsel of Curaleaf from 2016 through January 2019 and as EVP Business Development since then and has participated broadly in the roll out of Curaleaf’s business.  In these roles, he has structured and executed over 20 acquisition transactions and curated Curaleaf’s public listing through RTO, the largest in the US cannabis industry to date.

Mr. Clateman worked earlier in his career as an associate with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom.  He graduated Columbia Law School with a JD and Harvard College with a BA in physics.


Principal/Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Martinez joined Measure 8 VC Fund I as an Associate since its inception in Jan-18. Juan was responsible for completing the investments made by Fund I, as well as several M&A deals on behalf of Curaleaf. Previously Mr. Martinez worked as Senior Analyst at Fredericks Michael & Co., a cross-border M&A boutique, where he focused on European, North American, and Latin American mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in various industries, including healthcare, consumer products, aerospace & defense, real estate and paper & packaging.

Mr. Martinez graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Babson College, and a General Course degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Junior PM/Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Ramsey was previously at FNY Investment Advisors LLC for 5 years where he managed a dedicated cannabis long/short portfolio comprised of public companies and syndicate deals. As an early institutional investor in the legal cannabis industry Mr. Ramsey gathered comprehensive industry knowledge and formulated key relationships with many of the leaders in the cannabis investment community. Prior to managing FNY Investment Advisors’dedicated cannabis portfolio, John managed a systematic macro portfolio, where he developed quantitative trading algorithms utilized across multiple asset classes.

Mr. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of business at the University of Maryland.


Associate/Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Sciarrone previously worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at the Ecolab Corporation, a Fortune 300 Water, Hygiene and Energy Technologies company operating in over 120 countries. Here he graduated from their 3-year accelerated financial development program, where he held multiple roles in cross-border business development, global FP&A, corporate contract negotiation and deal structuring, capital structure in Europe and Latin America, as well as FX risk mitigation.

Mr. Sciarrone graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University.


Associate/Senior Research Analyst

Mr. Sultanov has been with Measure 8 since its inception in January 2018.  Mr. Sultanov has participated in the research and execution of the investments of Measure 8 Ventures  and also a number of Curaleaf investments and capital raises, including Curaleaf’s RTO.  Previously Mr. Sultanov worked as an Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he focused on covering corporate clients in  the Consumer, TMT, Infrastructure and Transportation industries.

Mr. Sultanov graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University.


Trader/Analyst

Prior to joining Measure 8 Mr. Zanello was previously Head Trader at Sender Company and Partners, (“SC&P”) a macro hedge fund. At SC&P, he was very active in trading futures products as well as technology and cannabis equities. Prior to SC&P, Paolo was an analyst on the portfolio management team at Hall Capital Partners.

Mr. Zanello holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.


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