Expertise and Awareness
Chief Executive Officer
As Co-founder, Andrew brings more than 30 years of experience in senior management positions.
Prior to Keneh Ventures, Andrew was a principal at Laub Realty for 23 years, which owns and manages a portfolio of residential, commercial and medical office buildings with a combined value of over $750m in assets. As a managing owner, he performed extensive due diligence and directed the acquisition of many portfolio investments, as well as, handled all financial and legal affairs relating to rehabbing, renting, refinancing and ensuring efficient operations within Laub Realty properties.
In 2016, Andrew foresaw opportunities within the cannabis sector and decided to transition from his real estate business to co-found and form Keneh Ventures. He has implemented the tools and experience that he acquired from his successful real estate career and has established Keneh Ventures as a highly respected investment partner. Andrew is able to identify early-stage investment opportunities and is frequently sought as a strategic investor by organizations throughout the space. Mr. Laub is responsible for raising capital for Keneh Ventures' second fund, Keneh Ventures Fund II, after successfully closing their first round.
Andrew is a lifetime member of the Arcview Group, serves on the board of Cannabition, and has a presence in the Keneh Ventures Fund II portfolio.
A graduate of Boston University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Business, Andrew resides in Westchester County, NY and works out of the Keneh Ventures New York City offices.
Chief Operating Officer
As Co-founder, Pamela brings decades of business-building acumen to the cannabis space.
She has Co-founded and supported business development for companies across a variety of industries. Through this work, she has developed proficiency in product development, business operations, and investments. Pamela specializes in identifying, creating and executing visionary opportunities.
An early adopter and advocate for health and wellness in the CBD industry, she now possesses experience in business development within the space. Using this experience, as well as her extensive network of relationships, Pamela plays a key role at Keneh Ventures helping to navigate and structure deals, manage investor relations and work with Keneh Ventures portfolio companies in need of infrastructure and business development.
Pamela’s experience, entrepreneurship and sincere passion for natural health and wellness place her among the leading senior female executives in the cannabis industry. A results-driven team player, she provides leadership for the Keneh Ventures advisory board, and serves on the advisory board for Gofire, a Denver-based healthcare technology, and data company. Pamela is a lifetime member of the Arcview Group.
Creative Development Director
As Co-founder, Alex offers years of experience and expertise in the cannabis industry, private equity, and entertainment. He has performed due diligence on hundreds of companies and has a reputation for structuring and negotiating complex deals.
Alex has founded and participated in numerous companies and organizations and had multiple successful exits. He has curated art exhibits, produced poignant content including music videos and commercials, managed artists, has been a valuable asset in organizing music festivals and collaborated with promoters and brands to create impactful culture marketing strategies. Within the entertainment industry, he Co-founded, Sum of Us Films and was the Executive Producer and Producer of the award-winning documentary, Charles Bradley: Soul of America. In addition, he has worked with The Overthrow, a culture collective promoting music and culture in Miami. At Studio411, he worked in sales and marketing for the world’s largest distributor of action sports content at the time. More recently, he spent a decade as a cultural marketing strategist, organizing and executing huge brand activations, building strategy, and creating poignant content for clients in diverse industries.
Alex is on the board of the Cannabition Cannabis Museum and is a lifelong member and an active participant in the Arcview Group investor network. He is the Outreach Coordinator for Pitkin County Democrats and currently serves as VP of the nonprofit organization the Aspen Young Professionals Association. Alex’s diverse experience is invaluable, he is an entrepreneurial force, content producer, trendsetter who believes deeply in the values of social equity.
Rhett is the founder of Native Roots brand of marijuana dispensaries. He has dedicated his career to developing and executing the vision of one of the largest and most successful dispensary chains in the world. Over the past 12 years, Rhett has proven his dedication and expertise in retail, growing and extraction techniques, while holding over 150+ licenses in the State of Colorado. To date, Rhett has built an empire of 19 medical and recreational retail locations with more locations on the horizon in 2018. In addition to his business successes,
Rhett, a Colorado native, has worked hand-in-hand with lawmakers and industry groups to facilitate effective statewide regulations and development within this genre. Rhett and Native Roots currently employ over 700 people across the state and he has consistently developed creative and impactful strategies to support countless Colorado businesses. As Co-founder of Keneh Ventures, Rhett looks forward to leveraging his wealth of knowledge and proven industry expertise, to engage diverse visions of cannabis entrepreneurs across the nation, and create viable platforms on all avenues to support their endeavors.
Richard Barber, CPA
Chief Financial Operator
Richard Barber is managing partner of LH Frishkoff & Company LLP, a boutique accounting firm located in New York City. Included in Mr. Barber’s over 30 years of accounting experience is providing services to clients in various fields of industry including Companies with revenue as high as $1.6 billion.
Other clients serviced that are relatable to our fund include private equity firms performing due diligence and advisory on merger and acquisition transactions as well as sophisticated tax strategies. LH Frishkoff & Company LLP will provide tax compliance and strategy to the fund as well due diligence for potential acquisitions.
Mr. Barber graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies before moving to the United States. He became a CPA in 1985 and a partner of his firm shortly thereafter.
Deborah has extensive knowledge and networks in entrepreneurship and early-stage investments in the technology, life sciences, and consumer products industries with a focus on the cannabis and hemp industry. As an experienced manager in program and partner development, she has directed investor relations with angels, family offices, and funds. She has led various angel investment groups including President Keiretsu Forum Miami, Arcview Ventures (managing fundraising), advising, and structuring deals and deal flow. She's an ambitious executive who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Adept at influencing opinions, building consensus, and engaging stakeholders at all levels, she enjoys working within communities to create an atmosphere of trust and respect with a strong commitment to the value of diversity.