MICHAEL WELCH – PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Principal Occupation: Executive Management, Business Entrepreneur, CPA
Employment History:

  • February 2016 to Present: President & CEO, Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc.
  • January 2016 to August 2016: CFO, Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc.
  • July 2014 to December 2015: Managing CFO Partner, Aventine Hill Partners
  • July 2011 to June 2013: Independent Management Consultant, MRW Consulting
  • February 2005 to May 2011: CFO & Founder, Stephan Pyles Concepts, Ltd.

Mr. Welch brings more than thirty years of executive and financial management experience to the Rocky Mountain High Brands team. Prior to joining RMHB, Mr. Welch served as CFO Managing Partner for Aventine Hill Partners, a professional services firm from July 2014 to December 2015. Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer and Consultant for multiple small cap companies in Dallas, Texas from June 2011 to June 2014. Mr. Welch was the Chief Financial Officer and one of the founders of Stephan Pyles Concepts, a Dallas-based, privately-held restaurant holding company from February 2005 to May 2011.

In the late 90’s, Mr. Welch was part of the founders group of Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a publicly-traded, international consulting firm that was initially owned by Deloitte. Prior to his involvement with RGP, for more than ten years Mr. Welch was employed by Landmark Land Company, a publicly traded multi-state real estate developer and operator of golf and tennis resorts and hotels, commercial and residential real estate, life insurance, mortgage and savings and loans. His positions included Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Management Systems, and Controller. Mr. Welch also served as Chief Financial Officer of Oak Tree Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Landmark Land Company and a statewide savings and loan based in New Orleans, LA.

Mr. Welch is an alumnus of the audit staff at Deloitte and joined the firm immediately after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Welch is a Louisiana CPA (inactive status) and has recently completed a term on a not-for-profit board. Mr. Welch currently serves on an Advisory Board for a privately held services company with which he directed a management-led buyout from the founder of the company.

Mr. Welch has been instrumental in building the financial frameworks necessary to form new companies, as well as raising the capital needed to open new businesses. He is highly experienced in establishing the necessary financial statements and disclosure statements to OTC Markets. He has a breadth of experience in creating business plans, private placement memorandums, as well as generating financial projections and investor presentations. He also has a wealth of experience in working with investment bankers, attorneys and accounting firms to improve the presentation and disclosure of client company’s financial statements to public markets. Mr. Welch is also highly experienced in preparing financial models to project revenue and monthly/annual preform results of operations.

Due to his years of experience in building the financial structures of new companies, as well as his ability to develop high performing teams and lead them to successful outcomes, we believe that Mr. Welch is expertly and uniquely qualified to lead the financial strategy of RMHB.

JENS MIELKE – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Principal Occupation: Executive Management, Technical & Financial Accounting, CPA
Employment History:

  • August 2016 to Present: CFO, Rocky Mountain High Brands, inc.
  • August 2014 to August 2016: National Partner, Technical Accounting and CFO Partner, Aventine Hill Partners
  • February 2014 to August 2014: Independent Consultant
  • August 2013 to February 2014: CFO, HASCO Medical, Inc.

Mr. Mielke has over 27 years’ experience in accounting and finance leadership positions. Prior to joining RMHB, Mr. Mielke was National Partner, Technical Accounting for Aventine Hill Partners, a Texas-based professional services firm. He founded and led that firm’s Technical Accounting Group where he provided technical accounting and finance services to public and private clients. Prior to Aventine Hill, Mr. Mielke was Chief Financial Officer for a high-growth, publicly-traded retailer, but spent the majority of his career at Deloitte where he was audit partner in the firm’s Dallas office. He also previously served as senior financial analyst at PepsiCo’s corporate headquarters in Purchase, NY. His experience includes working with public and private companies in strategic management, accounting, financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, investor relations, initial and secondary public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, process improvement and systems implementations.

Mr. Mielke received his Master and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from Southern Methodist University. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas since 1991. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International.

With his leadership background in financial strategy, management and compliance, Mr. Mielke is well-positioned to build on the foundation that Mr. Welch laid during his tenure as the Company’s CFO. This includes the continued focus on strengthening the Company’s financial position and operating results, providing investors with high-quality, timely information, enhancing the Company’s corporate governance platform, and teaming with senior management on opportunities to further grow the Company.

CHARLES SMITH – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, DIRECTOR

Principal Occupation: Executive Management, Business Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer
Employment History:

  • February 2016 to Present: Chief Operating Officer, Director, Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc.
  • December 1990 to Present: Consultant/Partner, Sawyers Mill Properties
  • December 2007 to December 2014: Managing Partner, Can Carlos Associates

Charles (Chuck) Smith graduated with honors from University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance. He has been an active participant in real estate investment opportunities for almost 35 years.

Within the last five years, Mr. Smith has served in several key strategic roles entailing a wide-range of corporate governance. During the time period from 2007 to 2014, Mr. Smith served as a Managing Partner and Managing Member of San Carlos Associates, a multi-million-dollar investment entity located in Dallas, Texas. In addition, until the properties recently sold in 2011, Mr. Smith served as a former Managing Partner and Managing member to several investment partnerships in Midland and El Paso, Texas, with indicated values that exceed $30 million. These properties included Cornerstone Village and Villa De Madison. Similarly, Mr. Smith currently retains a partnership interest and maintains a consulting relationship at Sawyers Mill in Arlington, Texas – an entity that he has maintained a relationship with since the early 1990’s.

Due to his thirty-five years of sustaining consistent and effective strategic performance, Mr. Smith brings a high level of business acumen and practical experience to the executive team. During his professional career, he has maintained a consistent track record of successfully planning and executing large-scale multi-million-dollar projects. His strategically perceptive business insights, combined with his years of executive experience, consistently produce results that exceed stakeholder expectations. Mr. Smith’s personal abilities and years of experience serve to bring a high level of gravitas to the leadership team.

DAVID SEEBERGER – VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL

Principal Occupation: Corporate Attorney
Employment History:

  • 2013 to Present: Vice President, Legal, Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc.
  • 2005 to 2013: Attorney, Law Offices of David M. Seeberger, Esq.

David Seeberger received his B.A. from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo – College of Law in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Seeberger is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He has also practiced in other State and Federal Courts on a pro hoc basis. Mr. Seeberger is also admitted to practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Mr. Seeberger’s legal experience spans in excess of twenty-five years of professional practice within the Dallas, Texas area. Mr. Seeberger has been privileged to associate with and has been a partner in various small law firms throughout his legal career – for the past decade, Mr. Seeberger has been in private practice, and maintains membership in the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association.

Mr. Seeberger’s career has included all areas of corporate and small business – due diligence, corporate and business litigation as well as the areas associated therewith, including general legal counsel for corporate, real estate and commercial bankruptcy proceedings and corporate turnaround efforts. Mr. Seeberger is an AV Preeminent rated attorney resulting from the AV Preeminent-Peer Review Rating as conducted by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Seeberger has been engaged, contracted with, or employed by RMHB since 2012.

Mr. Seeberger’s top skills include commercial and business litigation, civil litigation, and trial practice. During his private practice in the last five years, Mr. Seeberger also provided general legal counsel to a number of small capitalization business entities (within various industries), many of which are publicly listed/traded companies within the OTC Markets.

Due to his extensive legal experience, his wide-range of business knowledge, his years of experience with publically traded companies, and the fact that his AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating from the legal industry standard as defined by Martindale-Hubbell, we believe that Mr. Seeberger’s skills, attributes, and experience well-qualify him to be a member of the executive team. His professional commitment to ethical standards, and his highly respected reputation, have both been amply represented throughout his legal career.

WINTON MORRISON – NON-OFFICER DIRECTOR

Principal Occupation: Real Estate Agent/Broker
Employment History:

  • 1982 to Present: Owner/Principal Broker, Win Morrison Realty

Winton “Win” Morrison is Principal Broker and Owner of Win Morrison Realty. Mr. Morrison spent many years as an IBM executive, based in the former IBM Kingston facility. He operated his own retail business for a time (the Snowflake Ski Shop), and also worked as an antique dealer for most of his adult life. Mr. Morrison opened the Kingston office of Win Morrison Realty in 1982. Win Morrison Realty now has five offices to serve the region. Currently, the company is actively pursuing expansion into other locations within other parts of the region.

Due to his more than thirty-four years of experience in successfully serving the needs of his community, we believe that Mr. Morrison is uniquely qualified to serve on the Board of Directors for Rocky Mountain High Brands. In addition to his years of experience as an executive in a Fortune 500 company (IBM) – during his years of service to the residents of the Hudson Valley, Mr. Morrison has demonstrated quality of character as well as acute business acumen. Over the last three decades Mr. Morrison has consistently and amply demonstrated the personal characteristics necessary to envision, implement, and maintain a successful business endeavor that withstands the test of time.