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GrowGeneration Corp.
Sector: Hydroponics Retailer
Industry: Legal Cannabis
Headquarters: Pueblo, CO
Employees: 45
Established: 2014
CEO: Darren Lampert

GrowGeneration – Management Team

Darren Lampert – CEO & Co-Founder

darren-lampert-growgeneration-corpDarren Lampert has been our Chief Executive Officer and a Director since our inception in 2014. Mr. Lampert began his career in 1986 as a founding member of the law firm of Lampert and Lampert (1986-1999), where he concentrated on securities litigation, NASD (now FINRA) compliance and arbitration and corporate finance matters. Mr. Lampert has represented clients in actions and investigations brought before government agencies and self-regulatory bodies. Mr. Lampert has spent the past 15 years working as a portfolio manager and proprietary trader at Schonfeld Securities (1999-2005), Schottenfeld Group (2007) and Incremental Capital (2008-2010). From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Lampert was a private investor. Mr. Lampert graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Ithaca College. Mr. Lampert received a JD from Bridgeport University School of Law in 1985. Mr. Lampert was admitted to practice law in New York in 1986 and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Michael Salaman – President & Co-Founder

michael-salaman-growgeneration-corpMichael Salaman has been our President and a Director since our inception. Mr. Salaman served as the Chairman of Skinny Nutritional Corp. since January 2002 and as Chief Executive Officer and President of Skinny Nutritional Corp. since June 2010. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Skinny Nutritional Corp. Skinny Nutritional Corp. filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in 2013 and the assets were sold to a private equity firm in March 2014. Mr. Salaman has over 20 years’ experience in the area of start-ups, new product development, distribution and marketing. Mr. Salaman began his business career as Vice President of Business Development for National Media Corp., an infomercial marketing company in the United States from 1985-1993. From 1995-2001, Mr. Salaman started an Digital Media company called American Interactive Media, Inc., a developer of Web TV set-top boxes and ISP services. In 2002, Mr. Salaman became the principal officer of that entity and directed its operations as a marketing and distribution company and in 2005 focused its efforts in the enhanced water business. Mr. Salaman received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business from Temple University in 1986.

Joseph Prinzivalli – COO

After serving as Inventory Manager for Way To Grow, from July 2014-December 2016, Joe joined GrowGen in a similar role in January 2017 and was promoted to COO in April. At Way To Grow, he was responsible for overseeing the movement and integrity of all Way To Grow physical inventories and managed analytical/reporting functions. Joe coordinated the shipment of goods to stores and customers with 3rd party shippers and suppliers and managed distribution operations. From July 2011-June 2014, Joe served as Way To Grow’s Distribution Center Manager, where he identified the need for and implemented all distribution operations for Way to Grow. His primary responsibilities were to oversee all day to day operations within the distribution center including logistics, people management, process definition/improvement, and fulfillment, while remaining focused on cost reduction.

Monty R. Lamirato – CFO

Mr. Lamirato joined GrowGen in May 2017,  after worked as an independent consultant providing chief financial officer and financial reporting consulting services to companies of various sizes in a variety of industries. In this capacity, he prepared and reviewed SEC filings and GAAP-compliant financial statements, provided technical accounting assistance, designed and developed inventory and logistics systems for inventory management, developed scalable accounting and reporting systems, internal accounting controls and annual budgets and evaluated short-term investment alternatives for idle cash. From March 2013 until November 2016, Mr. Lamirato served as Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly traded holding company. He began his career as an audit staff member with Coopers & Lybrand in 1977, where he remained until he served as an Audit Manager and Audit Partner with Mitchell Finley and Company, P.C. from 1986 to 1993. Mr. Lamirato received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Regis College in Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Peter Rosenberg, Director

Peter Rosenberg has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory, private equity and asset management. Throughout his career, he has executed capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring transactions. Peter was previously with Duff & Phelps as a Managing Director in the Consumer and Retail Merger and Acquisitions Group. Prior to Duff & Phelps, Rosenberg was a Managing Director with Wells Fargo Securities. where he was responsible for sourcing and executing financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions for independent and financial sponsor-backed middle market companies. Previously, Rosenberg established and managed the San Francisco office for Barrington Associates, a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. At Barrington, he completed divestiture and recapitalization transactions in the consumer, retail, industrial and business services sectors and was responsible for coverage of middle market private equity firms. Prior to Barrington, Rosenberg was a Director at Salomon Smith Barney, focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions for West Coast consumer product, specialty retail, financial services and industrial companies. Rosenberg has also held positions at Richard C. Blum & Associates (now BLUM Capital) and Comann, Howard & Flamen. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Business and Administration and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. Rosenberg holds Series 7, 24, and 63 securities industry registrations.

Significant Insider Ownership

CEO Darren Lampert
2.4mm shares, including 650K options

President Michael Salaman
2.4mm shares, including 400K options

COO Joseph Prinzivalli

Independent Director Stephen Aiello
200K shares, including 50K options and 50K warrants

Independent Director Jody Kane
60K shares, including 10K options

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