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.