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 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.
VP of Operations
Clifton Tomasini began his career in the horticulture/hydroponics industry in 2011 building one of the industry’s signature HVAC-D brands in Quest from the ground floor. From his first day in the industry, he strove to understand the needs of growers across every unique market and later published many of the industries’ first papers on how to properly size and utilize dehumidification and cooling systems whether decoupled or all-in-one. Prior to building Quest he led Supply Chain Operations for Therma-Stor LLC in Madison, WI for nearly a decade.
Clifton has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a BBA from Northwood University where he majored in Management and Automotive Retail respectively. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with friends and family and believes that the future of the hydroponics space is to feed the world with locally grown, pesticide free, nutritious produce. He holds multiple product patents in the horticulture/hydroponics market.