Ben Kovler

Founder at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

Ben Kovler

Ben Kovler

Founder at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

Biography

Benjamin Kovler is a businessperson who founded Green Thumb Industries, Inc. and Invest For Kids and who has been at the head of 5 different companies. Currently, he occupies the position of Chairman for GTI Investments LLC, Chairman for GTI Investors Maryland LLC, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Green Thumb Industries, Inc. and Chief Investment Officer at Kovpak II LLC. Benjamin Kovler is also on the board of Providence St. Mel School (Illinois), Academy for Global Citizenship, SpringBIG, Inc. and VCP23 LLC and Chief Executive Officer of Invest For Kids. He previously held the position of Chairman of Green Thumb Industries, Inc. Benjamin Kovler received an undergraduate degree from Pomona College and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

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Career Highlights

Invest for Kids, Inc.
Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

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141

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1979

Age

42

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Chief Financial Officer & Director at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at Streetwise Ltd.

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Executive Chairman at Providence St. Mel School

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Vice Chairman at Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

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Advisory Director at Berkshire Partners LLC

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General Counsel at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Robin Hood Foundation

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President at Providence St. Mel School

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Dean of Academics at Providence St. Mel School

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Member, Board of Trustees at Providence St. Mel School

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Founder at Green Thumb Industries, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Pomona College offers curriculum in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It was founded in 1887 and it is headquartered in Claremont, CA

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

M.B.A. in Accounting & Finance

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Career History
Co-Founder
2009 - Current
Founder
2002 - Current

Green Thumb Industries, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of branded cannabis products. It operates through the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail segments. The company was founded by Benjamin Kovler on February 18, 2002 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Providence St. Mel School (PSM) is a private, coeducational P-12 school in East Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois. The school currently has 594 students and 50 teachers. The school was created in 1969 with the merger of two schools, Providence High School and St. Mel High School. In 1978 the Archdiocese of Chicago tried to close down the school by withdrawing its support. The administrators of the school and community members were determined to operate the school on its own, without the support of the Archdiocese, so principal Paul J. Adams met with Sister Loretta Schafer, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The Sisters had founded Providence High School in the 1930s under Mother Mary Raphael Slattery and still owned the Providence-St. Mel property, which Schafer transferred to Adams free of charge.

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$25K - $50K
2010

Providence St. Mel School (PSM) is a private, coeducational P-12 school in East Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois. The school currently has 594 students and 50 teachers. The school was created in 1969 with the merger of two schools, Providence High School and St. Mel High School. In 1978 the Archdiocese of Chicago tried to close down the school by withdrawing its support. The administrators of the school and community members were determined to operate the school on its own, without the support of the Archdiocese, so principal Paul J. Adams met with Sister Loretta Schafer, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The Sisters had founded Providence High School in the 1930s under Mother Mary Raphael Slattery and still owned the Providence-St. Mel property, which Schafer transferred to Adams free of charge.

$25K - $50K
2009

Providence St. Mel School (PSM) is a private, coeducational P-12 school in East Garfield Park, Chicago, Illinois. The school currently has 594 students and 50 teachers. The school was created in 1969 with the merger of two schools, Providence High School and St. Mel High School. In 1978 the Archdiocese of Chicago tried to close down the school by withdrawing its support. The administrators of the school and community members were determined to operate the school on its own, without the support of the Archdiocese, so principal Paul J. Adams met with Sister Loretta Schafer, general superior of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The Sisters had founded Providence High School in the 1930s under Mother Mary Raphael Slattery and still owned the Providence-St. Mel property, which Schafer transferred to Adams free of charge.

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