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
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
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sanders has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at GrowGen for nearly five years. He came to GrowGen with prior public company experience, having served in various accounting positions for Enterprise Holdings and Arrow Electronics. He also led the Finance and Accounting Department, as well as Administrative and Human Resources functions, for Machol & Johannes LLC. Mr. Sanders holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Kozey’ s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, commercial contracts, real estate, employment and corporate governance, among other areas. Prior to joining GrowGen, Mr. Kozey worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in Denver, Colorado, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York, New York, where his practice focused on representing private and public companies, founders, management teams and other stakeholders in various types of corporate and commercial transactions. Mr. Kozey holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Vassar College.
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.
Chief Information Officer
Son has served as the Chief Information Officer at GrowGeneration since 2018. During his time with GrowGeneration he has built the IT infrastructure, setup the IT acquisition strategy, and manages the technology advancement projects. His experience and background are focused on IT strategy for multistate operations, systems acquisitions, IT startup implementation, and software development. Son’s previous experience includes long term positions with Machol & Johannes, LLC and Hitachi Software Global Technology, Ltd.
Senior Vice President of Retail Operations and Loss Prevention
Mike Goldman has had a long career managing retail operations and has worked for some of the bigger named organizations in retail. After joining GrowGeneration in early 2020 as our VP of Retail Operations, Mike made an immediate positive impact on the culture of the organization as well as implementing a strong sales focus and compliance controls, in addition to developing a strong Operations and Loss Prevention team. Mike has been instrumental in the explosive growth of the company. Mike shared, “It is an honor to work for such a great organization that truly appreciates all of its team members and recognizes everyone’s contributions” and believes GrowGeneration continues to be poised to be the leader in Hydroponics and Garden Centers.
Senior Vice President of Purchasing
Rebecca Haluska grew up in Western New York, but moved to California in her early 20’s. She started her purchasing career at a small furniture company in the Bay Area, where she stayed for 10 years, then moved on to WIlliams-Sonoma Corp, in the Pottery Barn division, and worked in Inventory Management / Purchasing from 2007-2015. Rebecca decided to keep in the inventory management / purchasing world but shifted into the hydroponics industry and took a job with Sunlight Supply from 2015 – early 2018, then found herself jobless after the industry took a hit in late 2017 and was laid off from Sunlight Supply in early 2018. That is when GrowGeneration found her through a headhunter, and she joined the team in 2018. Rebecca started out at GrowGeneration as a Vendor Relations Manager, but Michael and Darren let her take over the purchasing world shortly after, where she has worked her way up to SVP of Purchasing in the last 4+ years... all while solely managing her two hilarious, sweet, and crazy boys, ages 6 and 10.
SVP of Business Development
Keith has successfully built seven companies over his 30-year business career. His industrial background is in lighting and manufacturing which he has been doing in one form or another for his entire career. He is a long-standing figure in the horticultural/hydroponics industry and was the owner of Diamond Garden Supplies, one of the original two distribution companies in the Hydroponics industry. He was also one of the founders of Sentinel controls within the hydroponic industry.