Chairman & CEO
Brad Rogers is a true visionary for the future of cannabis and CBD products in the United States, with a proven track record of building tremendously successful and profitable businesses in this rapidly expanding new economic sector.
A pioneer in the sector, Brad was part of the team that built one of the first commercially scaled production facilities in the world for medical cannabis. He later served as President of one of the leading licensed cannabis producers in Canada, the first G-7 nation to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use. Both were tremendously successful and grew to a combined market cap of $2 billion.
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Advisor
Working closely with CEO Brad Rogers, Michael Marchese has played a major role in the development and organization of Red White & Bloom, overseeing capital raises, acquisition strategy and brand identity.
With a strong reputation in the cannabis sector, Michael also co-founded and directed the branding for Aleafia Health Inc. which he continues to counsel. Operating his own successful branding company, Marchese Design, Michael has served as a highly trusted counsellor to top-level executives, including CEOs, CFOs and CMOs, for his insights into the process of creating, building and maintaining brand identities.
Theo van der Linde
CFO & Director
Mr. van der Linde is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ extensive finance, administration, and public accounting experience in diverse industries including mining, oil & gas, financial services, manufacturing, and retail. During the last nine years of his career, Mr. van der Linde has been focused on the mining industry working with Junior Exploration and producing mining Companies at various stages of growth and in several jurisdictions including South Africa, West- Africa, Peru, Sri-lanka and the United States. Mr. van der Linde currently acts a mining consultant as the President of Executive Management Solutions Ltd.
Chris Ecken brings over 25 years of executive finance experience with the Spirits Industry at Brown-Forman, a producer of some of the world’s most recognizable alcohol brands. Chris has served in leadership roles overseeing and administering a full spectrum of finance functions, including strategy and forecasting, operational management and execution, risk management and controls, revenue management, and M&A due diligence.
His visionary leadership and strategic mindset is most evident through Chris leading a cultural and mindset shift, within Brown-Forman, away from standard budgeting and reporting, toward continuous planning, data driven analytics and actionable business insights. This has resulted in the development of the global revenue management initiative focused on creating sustainable growth and the creation of a new data science organization focused on delivering insights and strong visualization.