John Kaweske, Founder & CEO
Mr. Kaweske, our CEO and a member of the Board of Directors is the founder of several Colorado-based cannabis companies and brands affiliated with North Star: TweedLeaf, (Dispensary Brand), XLeaf Labs (Extraction Facility producing wax, shatter, live resin and Vape Pens) and CannaDews (Edibles and Gummies). These brands have grown to become the core of North Star Holdings, a vertically integrated company with facilities in Colorado, Nevada, and California. Mr. Kaweske has authored the Company’s written procedures and proprietary tracking system that is used to ensure Cultivation, Manufacturing and the Company’s dispensary procedures are executed with accountability and oversight.
Prior to North Star Holdings, Mr. Kaweske and Dr. Malik Hasan co-founded NuVue Pharma, LLC in 2013 in Colorado. NuVue Pharma at the time of its inception was one of the largest and most advanced Medical Cannabis cultivation and manufacturing extraction facilities in the Nation with a 100,000 square foot combined facility of greenhouses, indoor cultivation and manufacturing space.
Early in his career Mr. Kaweske was a Vice-President and business analyst at the Merchant Banking firm of D. Blech & Company in New York, NY focusing on Biotechnology investments. Mr. Kaweske was also the President and CEO of an investment management firm, Grace Investments, until the Company was sold in 2003 to Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.