Darren Lampert

Darren Lampert

CEO & Co-Founder

  • Partner at Law Firm Lampert & Lampert (1987-2000)
  • Independent Portfolio Manager (2000-2014)
  • Holds a BS from Ithaca College and a JD from Bridgeport University School of Law
Michael Salaman

Michael Salaman

President & Co-Founder

  • CEO & President at Skinny Nutritional Corp. (2000-2014)
  • 25 years experience in consumer products, business development & brand marketing
  • BBA from Temple University
Jeff Lasher

Jeff Lasher

Chief Financial Officer

  • Public company CFO of Crocs, Inc 2009 to 2015 and West Marine, Inc. from 2015 to 2018
  • CFO of privately held ICWG, Inc. from 2018 to 2020 and Coravin, Inc. from 2020 to 2021
  • MBA from Pennsylvania State University and BS from the University of Alabama
Paul Rutenis

Paul Rutenis

Chief Merchandising Officer

  • Mr. Rutenis has two decades of experience in retail spans management positions at several large public companies.
  • Since 2018, Mr. Rutenis provides consulting services to multiple organizations on building added value to their inter working and achieving performance excellence.
  • From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Rutenis served as Executive Vice President at West Marine, where he helped grow the top and bottom line by successfully moving the company to an omni-channel format that enhanced the company's brickand-mortar format.
  • From 2013 to 2015, he served at Radio Shack as Chief Merchandising Officer.
  • From 2011 to 2012, at JCPenny, he was VP – Divisional Merchandise Manager, Furniture and Home Décor and promoted to SVP – General Merchandise Manager, Home from 2012 to 2013.
  • From 2006 to 2011, at Dicks Sporting Goods, he helped drive sales and gross margin expansion in private label and branded products.
  • Mr. Rutenis received his B.S. degree from Clemson University and holds an MBA from the University of St. Louis.
Bob Nardelli

Bob Nardelli

Senior Strategic Advisor

  • Partner and Senior Advisor to Emigrant Capital Corp.
  • Senior Advisor to EY, among others plus several equity investments
  • Board of Directors for BWXT Technologies, Inc., plus on the board of several private equity investment firms.
  • Former Chairman and CEO. Chrysler Corporation
  • Former Chairman and CEO. The Home Depot
  • Former CEO. GE Power Systems
  • XLR-8, LLC, Investment & Advisory Co.
Dennis Sheldon

Dennis Sheldon

Chief Supply Chain and Technology Officer

  • Mr. Sheldon is a seasoned operation's executive with more than three decades of experience in the global consumer goods industry.
  • Prior to joining GrowGeneration, Dennis was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at PopSockets, a privately held company in Colorado specializing in grips, mounts, and wallets for digital devices. As the COO, he was responsible for the company's global operations and growth initiatives.
  • He spent a decade at Colorado-based global footwear and apparel company Crocs Inc., (NASDAQ: CROX) where he held the positions of Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise Systems, and Vice President of Global Distribution & Logistics.
  • Most recently, Dennis worked as a global operations consultant.
Becky Gebhardt

Becky Gebhardt

SVP Marketing and E-commerce

  • Ms. Gebhardt is a seasoned marketing and e-commerce executive with more than two decades of experience in the global consumer goods industry. She has a proven track record of developing brand vision as well as creating compelling performance, retail, and brand marketing via digital first strategies. Becky has deep experience driving strong brand and e-commerce growth for both emerging and iconic brands using a process that is data driven and a focus on putting the customer first.
  • Prior to joining Grow Generation, Gebhardt served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer of PopSockets, a privately held company in Colorado specializing in grips, mounts, and wallets for digital devices. Previously she served as the EVP, Chief Marketing Officer of Lands' End, and the Vice President, Creative Director at Crocs respectively.