Leadership

We are cbdMD

cbdMD, Inc. (NYSE American: YCBD), owns and operates the nationally recognized consumer cannabidiol (CBD) brand cbdMD whose current products include CBD tinctures, CBD gummies, CBD topical, CBD bath bombs, CBD oils and CBD pet products. The company also operates licensing and corporate brand management businesses as well as the products division.

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Board of directors

Martin Sumichrast

Chairman & co-CEO of cbdMD

Martin Sumichrast

Chairman & co-CEO of cbdMD

Martin Sumichrast, an original board of director member since inception, has served as chief executive officer and president since September 2016. Martin Sumichrast also acts as managing director of Washington Capital LLC, a family owned business.

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Scott coffman

co-CEO of cbdMD

Scott coffman

co-CEO of cbdMD

Mr. Coffman has over 25 years of business experience in which he has started multiple companies and built them into significant businesses in the internet services, manufacturing and e- commerce sectors. Mr. Coffman founded and was Chief Executive Officer of: Cure Based Development LLC.

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Bakari Sellers

Board Member

Bakari Sellers

Board Member

Mr Sellers made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he became the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.

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Peter Ghiloni

Board Member

Peter Ghiloni

Board Member

Mr. Ghiloni has over 40 years of business experience where he progressed and held executive positions involving marketing and sales and led to a position of Chief Executive Officer for Swisher International Inc, where he served from 2013 until retiring in 2018.

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Scott Stephen

Board Member

Scott Stephen

Board Member

Mr. Stephen has over 30 years of business experience encompassing roles as Chief Operating Officer for an online marketing company as well as for Playboy Enterprises, as well as serving as President of Guaranteed Rate Insurance. He currently series as Chief Growth Officer of Guaranteed Rate Inc. a residential mortgage company.

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Billy Raines

Board Member

Billy Raines

Board Member

Mr. Raines has over 35 years of business experience which includes time as Corporate Controller of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and General Manager of SMI Properties as well as CEO and CFO of Intermark Brands, the manufacturer of Blu, an e-cigarette. He currently serves as CEO of DataTech Global, a technology company.

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Senior management

Martin Sumichrast

Chairman & co-CEO of cbdMD

Martin Sumichrast

Chairman & co-CEO of cbdMD

Martin Sumichrast, an original board of director member since inception, has served as chief executive officer and president since September 2016. Martin Sumichrast also acts as managing director of Washington Capital LLC, a family owned business.

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Scott coffman

co-CEO of cbdMD

Scott coffman

co-CEO of cbdMD

Mr. Coffman has over 25 years of business experience in which he has started multiple companies and built them into significant businesses in the internet services, manufacturing and e- commerce sectors. Mr. Coffman founded and was Chief Executive Officer of: Cure Based Development LLC.

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Ronan Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer

Ronan Kennedy

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kennedy has served as Chief Financial Officer of AMV Holdings, LLC, a Mooresville, NC-based vaping and e-cigarette retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler since 2015. Mr. Kennedy received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and a M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

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Ken Cohn

Chief Marketing Officer

Ken Cohn

Chief Marketing Officer

Cohn joined cbdMD in January 2019 as our Chief Marketing Officer where he oversees a team responsible for advertising, affiliate programs, email campaigns, website, industry research, public relations, content, design, sponsorships, events, athlete programs, digital media, radio/podcasts, TV and video. He has been deeply involved in the marketing industry for over 25 years with roles encompassing business, account and brand development and has expertise in strategy, sponsorships, media, public relations, advertising, experiential, events, merchandising, contract negotiation, research, measurement and analytics. Prior to joining cbdMD, he was a Senior Vice President at Breaking Limits, an integrated marketing agency, where he was responsible for overseeing business development, operations, client management, public relations, event management, and sponsorship. Over his career he has worked on a variety of business sectors including consumer packaged goods, retail, automotive, technology, oil & gas, insurance and spirits, across such blue chip brands as Armour, Arrow Electronics, AutoZone, Don Julio, Duralast, Elizabeth Arden, Gatorade, General Motors, Hertz, M&M’s, Mountain Dew, Nabisco, Nathan’s, Pepsi, Progresso, Sherwin Williams, Sirius XM, State Farm, Sunoco, Sylvania, and True Value.

Born in Ohio, Cohn received a Bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University, and currently resides in Charlotte, N.C., with his wife and two children.

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