Kush Bottles – Management Team & Directors
Nick Kovacevich – Chief Executive Officer
In his role as CEO for Kush Bottles, Nick directs all business relations and financial strategy for the company. Nick also oversees the organization’s senior management team. Nick has been integral in making critical strategic, growth, and financial decisions since the company’s inception. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science from Southwest Baptist University where he studied Sports Management and earned Academic All-American honors. While at SBU, Nick played small forward for the men’s basketball team, leading the Bearcats to the Sweet 16.
Ben Wu – President & Chief Operating Officer
Ben Wu brings to Kush Bottles valuable experience in managing small, rapidly growing businesses. Prior to joining Kush Bottles, Ben served as a Vice President at Wedbush Capital Partners, a private equity fund focused on acquiring professionalizing and accelerating the growth of small entrepreneur owned companies. He is very familiar with a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, branded consumer products and packaging. Ben joined Kush Bottles in February 2014 and has been instrumental in the development of the Company.
Jim McCormick – Chief Financial Officer
On August 1, 2017, Jim McCormick, was appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment, from 2016 through 2017, Mr. McCormick served as a management consultant in the consumer goods sector including companies operating within the cannabis industry. From 2014 through 2016, Mr. McCormick served as the Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Cigarettes Group International, a Grand Rapids, Michigan based electronic cigarette marketing and distribution company. Prior to this Mr. McCormick served as the Chief Financial Officer of the corporate services division of Sodexo North America, a global provider of food and facilities management services. In addition, Mr. McCormick held multiple international Chief Financial Officer roles as a member of British American Tobacco, the second largest international tobacco company, where he was employed from 1992 through 2008.
Dallas Imbimbo – Chairman
Mr. Imbimbo has served as Chairman of the Company since its inception in December 2010. Mr. Imbimbo began his career in 2007 by founding PackMyDorm, a moving and storage solutions company operating at UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz and Stanford. In 2010, Dallas and his partners sold PackMyDorm and relocated to Southern California to establish the Company. In addition to his role at Kush Bottles, Mr. Imbimbo founded 3 Kings Ventures, LLC in 2011 and BigRentz Inc. in 2012. Mr. Imbimbo devotes approximately 1-2 hours per day to Kush and its business.
Eric Baum – Independent Director
Baum brings more than 15 years of experience in advising executive teams across a variety of industries, ranging from high-profile Fortune 50 companies to emerging ventures. He currently serves as a managing director at Acquis Consulting Group and its affiliate, Solidea Capital, and is actively involved in the venture capital arena . He serves on the board of directors for several companies, including Dubset, Data Exchange, Golfler and Peoplocity and also participates in several investment groups, including the Charlotte Angel Fund. Baum received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University, where he graduated valedictorian and was a member of several honor societies.
Significant Insider Ownership
CEO Nick Kovacevich
Chairman Dallas Imbimbo
COO Ben Wu
1mm shares, and 1mm options with an exercise price of $0.05 and 1.5mm with an exercise price of $2.64
Director Eric Baum
130K options with a weighted average exercise price of $2.06
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