We are Hemp Nectar

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Our Mission

Hemp Nectar is poised to become the highest quality processor of premium-grade CBD and other cannabinoid extracts, in the state of CO.

With our perfect mix of entrepreneurial, finance, marketing, sales, team building, hemp industry, operations, and mergers & acquisitions experience, our strength increases rapidly. 

Add in our lab team, and we become impenetrable. You might call them the rock stars of CBD extraction, but don’t tell them we said that. They are composing consistent #1 hits for manufacturers of CBD-infused goods.

 

Josh Siegel, Chairman & CEO

Cancer Survivor. Husband. Father. Entrepreneur.

Hemp Nectar is personal for Josh. In February 2015, a seven pound tumor was found in his abdomen, and Josh was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt Lymphoma. CBD helped Josh survive nine months of intense chemotherapy and beat cancer! Now four years in remission, Josh is bringing his passion for startups and CBD to this leadership role with Hemp Nectar. After spending many years in B2B sales, Josh launched Premiere Onboard, a boutique recruiting firm specializing in placing all levels of sales professionals. Josh’s knack for talent evaluation helped build Premiere Onboard into one of the fastest growing sales recruiting agencies in the country, and is now helping build a lean, talented team to lead Hemp Nectar into the future.

About

Other Board Members & Advisors

President
Jeff brings 35 years of startup and corporate experience in strategy, fundraising, business plan development, team-building, digital marketing, partner development, B2B sales, negotiations, and M

Jeff Thomas

President

Jeff brings 35 years of startup and corporate experience in strategy, fundraising, business plan development, team-building, digital marketing, partner development, B2B sales, negotiations, and M&A. His first startup, an eclectic marketing agency and fantasy sports gaming platform, grew to market leader status and sold in 1999. He has advised and mentored more than 100 company founders since then. Jeff’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!), and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a past President of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and an active speaker / trade show panelist. He has been quoted and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, The New York Times, The Business Journal, and Small Biz Times.

CFO 
John is a CPA with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Passionate about small business, he formed his first S-corporation at the age of 25 and has helped more than 100 small business owners form their business entities and pursue their dreams. Holding master’s degrees in both accounting and business administration, John brings strategic and operational financial support, revenue cycle management, product gross margin analysis, SEC reporting, financial planning

John Wittenberg

CFO

John is a CPA with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Passionate about small business, he formed his first S-corporation at the age of 25 and has helped more than 100 small business owners form their business entities and pursue their dreams. Holding master’s degrees in both accounting and business administration, John brings strategic and operational financial support, revenue cycle management, product gross margin analysis, SEC reporting, financial planning & analysis and 15 years of small business formation and taxation expertise. Having a CPA on staff is a luxury most small businesses do not enjoy. John has implemented thorough, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to ensure Hemp Nectar has clean books from day one. He has been a proponent for holistic plant-based nutrition since starting on products like JuicePlus+ two decades ago.

COO
Devin opened one of the first dispensaries in Colorado in 2009. He has managed multiple other dispensaries, started extraction companies, edible companies, and helped train and staff the initial employees for one of Denver’s largest dispensary groups. His knowledge of compliance and Marijuana Enforcement Division laws were exhibited as he was responsible for moving 10 to 15 tons of product a year for the last four years. Starting Sharp Solutions Consulting in 2017, Devin has helped numerous companies establish successful business practices. In 2018, Devin made the decision to take his expertise and expand it into the hemp and CBD market. His passion for finding natural cannabis derived products is the driving force behind this change. Devin believes in the healing capabilities of cannabis with a passion, because he has personally seen its healing effects on people in his life.

Devin Sharp

COO

Devin opened one of the first dispensaries in Colorado in 2009. He has managed multiple other dispensaries, started extraction companies, edible companies, and helped train and staff the initial employees for one of Denver’s largest dispensary groups. His knowledge of compliance and Marijuana Enforcement Division laws were exhibited as he was responsible for moving 10 to 15 tons of product a year for the last four years. Starting Sharp Solutions Consulting in 2017, Devin has helped numerous companies establish successful business practices. In 2018, Devin made the decision to take his expertise and expand it into the hemp and CBD market. His passion for finding natural cannabis derived products is the driving force behind this change. Devin believes in the healing capabilities of cannabis with a passion, because he has personally seen its healing effects on people in his life.

Chief Scientist 
Before joining Hemp Nectar, Stephen was one of the first employees at Mile High Labs and helped them grow to a $100 million valuation. He is one of only a handful of experienced hemp industry Chief Scientists in Colorado. Stephen leveraged his experience to design our production facility and analytics. He has founded and collaboratively run several biotech companies where he served as Chief Scientist. His duties included bench-top research, preclinical and clinical research and development, licensing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and safety and compliance assurance. Stephen received his Doctorate from McMaster University and Master’s from Queens University in applied nuclear physics with a focus in medical and radiation physics. He has contributed to getting several medical devices cleared by the FDA and has been awarded more than $4M in competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Stephen Flock

Chief Scientist

Before joining Hemp Nectar, Stephen was one of the first employees at Mile High Labs and helped them grow to a $100 million valuation. He is one of only a handful of experienced hemp industry Chief Scientists in Colorado. Stephen leveraged his experience to design our production facility and analytics. He has founded and collaboratively run several biotech companies where he served as Chief Scientist. His duties included bench-top research, preclinical and clinical research and development, licensing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and safety and compliance assurance. Stephen received his Doctorate from McMaster University and Master’s from Queens University in applied nuclear physics with a focus in medical and radiation physics. He has contributed to getting several medical devices cleared by the FDA and has been awarded more than $4M in competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

CEO of PremiereOnboard.com

Greg is an accomplished entrepreneur and successful business professional. With over 10 years of experience managing sales and operations disciplines, Greg has been recognized for his leadership, innovation, strategic problem solving and market insights. He is currently a partner with Premiere Onboard LLC, a talent management organization that he built into a multi- million dollar enterprise. As a key board member, Greg's experience launching and growing business start-ups and developing vital partnerships will play a significant role in helping Hemp Nectar successfully navigate and exploit the enormous potential of the hemp industry.

Greg Edelman

CEO of PremiereOnboard.com

Greg is an accomplished entrepreneur and successful business professional. With over 10 years of experience managing sales and operations disciplines, Greg has been recognized for his leadership, innovation, strategic problem solving and market insights. He is currently a partner with Premiere Onboard LLC, a talent management organization that he built into a multi- million dollar enterprise. As a key board member, Greg’s experience launching and growing business start-ups and developing vital partnerships will play a significant role in helping Hemp Nectar successfully navigate and exploit the enormous potential of the hemp industry.

Dickies Brand Ambassador
Philip was Chairman, President and CEO of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., maker of work apparel and footwear under the Dickies and Walls brands from 1997 to 2017, at which time the company was sold to VF Corporation. He continued on in the role of President and transitioned from day to day operations to his current role as Brand Ambassador in June 2019. He represented the fourth generation of Williamsons to lead Williamson-Dickie, and during his 36 years with the Company, he had the opportunity to work in most aspects of the business. His formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Denver, and an MBA from the University of Texas-Austin. He is a Past Chairman of the American Apparel and Footwear Association and is currently a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Philip C. Williamson

Dickies Brand Ambassador

Philip was Chairman, President and CEO of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., maker of work apparel and footwear under the Dickies and Walls brands from 1997 to 2017, at which time the company was sold to VF Corporation. He continued on in the role of President and transitioned from day to day operations to his current role as Brand Ambassador in June 2019. He represented the fourth generation of Williamsons to lead Williamson-Dickie, and during his 36 years with the Company, he had the opportunity to work in most aspects of the business. His formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Denver, and an MBA from the University of Texas-Austin. He is a Past Chairman of the American Apparel and Footwear Association and is currently a Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

About

Stay RICH Practices

Stay RICH” is Hemp Nectar’s practice of operating with Reliability, Integrity, Consistency, and Honesty. In cannabis, we don’t see enough companies operating with Stay RICH practices. The winds are changing, though, and it’s our goal to lead by example.
 
Reliability: We know you count on us and trust us to provide you with a safe and healthful product. We do this by adhering to rigorous quality control standards and by testing and evaluating them constantly.
 
Integrity: We are committed, as a company, to creating and maintaining an industry-standard program of growth, production, and testing to provide a product you can trust.
 
Consistency: By adhering to these standards, we can assure you that our products and processes are consistently excellent and always meet or exceed state and federal standards.
 
Honesty: A company is only as good as its word and we will stand behind ours and back up every commitment we make to you. We thank you for your trust.

What are Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)?

GMP guarantee Hemp Nectar’s quality and consistency and satisfy the requirements of all state and federal regulatory agencies for companies that provide natural products to foods, supplements, or pharmaceuticals.
 
GMP guidelines govern all that we do at Hemp Nectar, including but not limited to: rigorous safety standards and training, sanitation and environmental control procedures and standards, material handling and production procedures, quality control testing throughout production, and verified quality of process and personnel.
 
Adherence to GMP helps guarantee consistency of process and product by providing measurable parameters at each step of production.  
 
Hemp Nectar’s Good Laboratory Practices guarantee unbiased and reliable research and testing. Our analysis and quality-control standards meet or exceed guidelines set forth by the FDA. Following these standards gives Hemp Nectar, and you, confidence that the results of testing and analysis are accurate and verifiable.
 
Hemp Nectar’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are an important part of our mission. GAP guide the way we treat the land and the crops that are trusted to our care, creating a consistency of product while allowing us to be good stewards of the land. From field preparation through harvest, we follow very strict guidelines (compliant with the FDA) and these are carefully monitored for hemp crop quality control. It is vital to us, and to you, that we have full confidence in the agricultural integrity of the product that you consume.  
 
At Hemp Nectar, we adhere strictly to good organic practices and partner only with farms that comply with those practices. It is our commitment to bring you only the purest and healthiest organic products compliant with our high quality standards.