Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):  July 12, 2017



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)


Colorado   333-207889   46-5008129
(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1000 West Mississippi Avenue

Denver, Colorado 80233

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 800-935-8420



(Former Address of Principal Executive Offices)


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Section 5 - Corporate Governance and Management 


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On July 12, 2017, Irwin Lampert tendered a resignation letter to GrowGeneration, Corp. (the “Company”) to indicate his resignation as a director of the Company due to his retirement, effective immediately. Mr. Lampert’s resignation was not a result of any disagreements with the Company regarding its operations, policies or practices.


On July 14, 2017, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Peter Rosenberg as a director of the Company. Mr. Rosenberg’s appointment was in connection with that certain consulting agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) with Merida Capital Partners, LP (“Merida”) dated as of April 3, 2017, pursuant to which Merida was granted the right to appoint one director to the Company’s Board of Directors and such board seat was filled by Mr. Rosenberg as Merida’s nominee.

Mr. Rosenberg has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, specifically in leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory, private equity and asset management. Throughout his career, he has executed capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring transactions. Mr. Rosenberg was previously with Duff & Phelps as a Managing Director in the Consumer and Retail Merger and Acquisitions Group. Prior to Duff & Phelps, Mr. Rosenberg was a Managing Director with Wells Fargo Securities, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions for independent and financial sponsor-backed middle market companies. Previously, Mr. Rosenberg established and managed the San Francisco office for Barrington Associates, a boutique mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. At Barrington, he completed divestiture and recapitalization transactions in the consumer, retail, industrial and business services sectors and was responsible for coverage of middle market private equity firms. Prior to Barrington, Mr. Rosenberg was a Director at Salomon Smith Barney, focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions for West Coast consumer product, specialty retail, financial services and industrial companies. Mr. Rosenberg has also held positions at Richard C. Blum & Associates (now BLUM Capital) and Comann, Howard & Flamen. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a B.S. degree in Business and Administration and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society. Mr. Rosenberg holds Series 7, 24, and 63 securities industry registrations.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: July 18, 2017 GrowGeneration Corp.
  By:  /s/ Darren Lampert
    Name:  Darren Lampert
    Title: Chief Executive Officer