Globestar Industries, a company engaged in cannabis industry consulting, has named Christopher Plummer as chief compliance officer. Plummer's appointment comes at a time when the company is in the process of changing its name to Pineapple Express, with the intent to create a nationally branded chain of cannabis retail stores.
Plummer, who has over 16 years of experience in the securities and advisory compliance field, supports the company's compliance with federal and state securities regulations. He interacts with the company's advisors, outside counsel, executives, consultants, and staff with respect to all matters related to compliance.
Throughout his career, Plummer has provided valuable compliance oversight to firms engaged in proprietary trading, structured finance, private equity, institutional and retail brokerage and hedge funds. Plummer has experience implementing compliance programs for both public and private companies. From 2012 to 2015, he served as compliance officer at Hudson Advisors, where he was responsible for the firm's global anti-money laundering oversight program and aided in the review and filing of the company's various SEC form filings.
Other compliance roles that Plummer has served in include compliance manager at the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company; corporate compliance officer at RAIT Financial Trust and chief compliance officer for several RAIT subsidiaries; institutional compliance manager at Boenning & Scattergood; compliance analyst at Susquehanna International Group; and as an options investigator at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
In addition, the company engaged Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference and partner Marc Ross as corporate and securities counsel. Ross advises clients on securities, corporate, regulatory and litigation/arbitration matters and has substantial expertise advising clients in the cannabis ancillary service sector.
The company also has engaged accounting firm Marcum as its independent public auditor, as well as Chord Advisors to assist it with public company accounting and advisory services.