Independent Director
Michael Chorske

Michael is a senior investment and operating executive with a record of building entrepreneurial enterprises and managing alternatives funds and portfolios. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Chorske was a founder and executive managing director of Emergent Holdings, LLC, an investor in and developer of aquaculture businesses. In this capacity, Mr. Chorske was a founder and co-president of Whole Oceans, LLC. In addition to his executive leadership roles, Mr. Chorske was appointed or acted as the chief financial and corporate development lead, and managed capital formation and stakeholder reporting, for each of the above companies. Mr. Chorske has served as a director of Healthy Business Group, LLC since 2011, and as director of Riff, LLC since 2019. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Chorske was a partner of GCM Capital LP, where he managed a $100 million investment fund pursuing a public and private structured convertible debt and private investment in public equity (“PIPE”) strategy. Mr. Chorske earned his MBA from Columbia University.

Interested Director
Scott Gordon

Scott has served as the Chairperson of our Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Spike Capital, an investment platform dedicated to the cannabis industry that includes our Adviser. Prior to founding Silver Spike Capital, Scott had been the co-founder and chairman of Egg Rock Holdings, LLC (“Egg Rock”), the parent company of the Papa & Barkley family of cannabis products, with related subsidiary assets in manufacturing, processing, and logistics. From 2016 to 2018, he was also President of Fintech Advisory Inc., the investment manager for a multi-billion dollar family office fund focused on long-term and opportunistic investments in emerging markets. From late 2013 to 2016, Scott served as a Portfolio Manager at Taconic Capital Advisors, a multi-strategy investment firm. Prior to joining Taconic, he was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Caxton Associates from 2009 to 2012. He was also a Senior Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Marathon Asset Management from 2007 to 2009. Earlier in his career, Scott held leadership positions at Bank of America and ING Capital. He was a founding member of the Emerging Markets business at JP Morgan where he worked upon graduating from Bowdoin College in 1983.

Scott is Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. and Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. II, each a blank check company whose sponsor is an affiliate of our Adviser. On June 16, 2021, Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. consummated a business combination with WM Holding Company, LLC, which operates Weedmaps, a leading online listings marketplace for cannabis consumers and businesses, and WM Business, a comprehensive SaaS subscription offering sold to cannabis retailers and brands. In connection with the transaction, Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. changed its name to WM Technology, Inc.

Independent Director
Vivek “Bunty” Bohra
Bunty is Chief Executive Officer of Biologic Pte, an advisory and investment firm based in Singapore. Previously, he was CEO of Goldman Sachs Services in India. Named Managing Director in 2005 and Partner in 2010, Bunty was a member of the Partnership Committee, Asia Pacific Management Committee, Asia Pacific Capital Committee, Global Recruiting Council, and the board of the firm’s leadership initiative - Pine Street. Bunty joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he traded commodities for four years in New York and London. He spent one year working on the development and launch of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), before becoming franchise manager of the Commodities and Futures Services business units. Prior to his role in India in 2009, Bunty was global head of the Structured Product Syndicate desk in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division in New York. He was also co-head of the Structured Finance Group in the Americas, ran warehouse financing, and was a member of the Structured Finance Capital Committee.
Independent Director
Tracey Brophy Warson
Tracey has 36 years of experience building businesses in financial services. As CEO of Citi Private Bank, North America, she grew the business in revenues from $1.2bn to $2.0bn from 2014-2019 and oversaw over $230bn in client business volumes. Tracey was named Chairman of Citi Private Bank North America in 2019. Under Tracey’s leadership and vision, Citi Private Bank North America received numerous industry recognitions and awards. Prior to her role as CEO, Tracey was Global Market Manager for the Western US from 2010 to 2014. From 2014-2018, Tracey was the co-chair of Citi Women, Citi’s global strategy to focus on the advancement of women as leaders and business drivers. In this role, she led the firm’s progress in pay equity, representation goal setting, and in having Citi sign the Women’s Empowerment Principles of the United Nations.
Independent Director
Americo Da Corte
Americo has over four decades of experience in asset management and lending, with a focus on risk management and investments in emerging markets. From 2013 to present, he has been the Chief Operating Officer and Risk Manager for Waypoint Asset Management LLC, a boutique asset manager focused on distressed and special situations in emerging markets. Prior to joining Waypoint, Americo co-founded Forum Asset Management in 2001, where he was a Principal until 2012. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Managing Director of Darby Overseas Investments, and from 1990 to 1999 he was a Managing Director at ING.