Leading The Way
With a background in private equity and oil and gas investment banking, Colte Koen has a solid foundation of building and growing companies at all levels. After co-founding Entoro Capital – an energy-based investment bank – following a strategic acquisition and re-launch of a distressed broker/dealer – he put his background to use in the cannabaceae family of plants starting in 2015 and ultimately launched Pharmalogyx, Imperial Seedlings, and Elevated Distributing with business partner, Jeffrey McPhee. Colte is leading the charge to fill a fundamental missing niche in industrializing the highly fragmented and burgeoning hemp industry.
A Dallas native, he is FINRA licensed and holds a BA in Business Administration from Texas A&M and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
A fourth-generation farmer, Jeffrey McPhee has the experience to successfully lead any agricultural operation and has been laser-focused on scaling the hemp industry since its appearance in 2015. As a Crop Advisor for agronomic and horticultural aspects of hemp farming, his education has included in-depth studies on soil type and health, micro-climate selection, genetic selection and fertilizer and IPM (Integrated Pest Management) systems as well as how to maximize scaled acreage performance. He has leveraged this to develop proprietary cannabaceae formulations of inputs/fertilizers for both scaled farming and greenhouse cultivation and leads all horticulture and operations undertakings for the portfolio.
A native of Yakima, WA, Jeffrey has more than 20 years of experience in the farming and extraction of the cannabaceae family of plants.
Eric Bergin is CFO for Pharmalogux. Mr. Bergin has over 17 years of experience in Finance with a specialty in Fund-level activities. Prior to Pharmalogyx, Mr. Bergin started and ran a successful financial consulting firm for Private Equity firms. Prior to his consulting firm, Mr. Bergin was Director of Rockpoint Group (Private Equity firm with over $50 billion in Assets Under Management), where he was responsible for the Finance Group, as well as acquisitions, asset management, and investor reporting activities. Mr. Bergin has been a guest lecturer on Private Equity Funds at Harvard Business School since 2012 and Stanford Graduate School of Business from 2012 – 2015. Mr. Bergin graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2001.