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Mike Wolfe
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike Wolfe became Chief Executive Officer of the company on March 31, 2011 after having served as the company's President & COO beginning in January, 2010. Mr. Wolfe has over 20 years of senior level operations experience in the field of consumer products with particular emphasis in direct marketing, order fulfillment and customer service/telemarketing.

Prior to joining AeroGrow, Mr. Wolfe was President and Chief Executive Officer of Concepts Direct, Inc. Mr. Wolfe oversaw the launch, development and operation of seven independent catalogs (along with associated e-commerce sites) including the highly successful Colorful Images, Snoopy, Etc. and Linda Anderson brands. In addition, he was responsible for a fulfillment operation that managed 15,000+ SKUs and processed over 3 million orders per year. He held this role from the company's inception in 1992 and throughout its rapid growth to sales of over $80 million in just six years. The company's major catalog assets were sold to the Taylor Corporation in 2005.

Prior to this, Mr. Wolfe served as Vice President of Wiland Services, Inc., a database management company that builds and maintains the databases of many top-flight direct marketing companies, including Sears, Dell Computer, Bank of America and Prudential. Wiland was sold and became a division of EDS in 1992. He has also served as a consultant and as a Board member both to corporations as well as non-profit organizations.

Mr. Wolfe holds a BS degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Colorado and received his MBA from the University of Denver.  

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John Thompson
Executive Vice President

John Thompson is a co-inventor of the AeroGarden and helped found AeroGrow in July 2002. Mr. Thompson was involved in all aspects of fund raising, product development, marketing and sales in the early days of the company. Mr. Thompson brings AeroGrow over 20 years of experience in management, direct marketing, sales management and advertising. His focus at AeroGrow is now on product development, marketing and sales.

Prior to AeroGrow, Mr. Thompson was a Director of Marketing for Productivity Point International (PPI), a $150 million direct marketing and direct sales company in the consumer and business training industry.

Prior to PPI, Mr. Thompson was Sales and Marketing Manager for CareerTrack, a local, high profile, direct marketing company with $80 million in revenues, known for using innovative direct mail and telesales methods to sell personal and professional growth products to the consumer and business markets. For ten years Mr. Thompson was a key player, holding senior management positions in sales and marketing during CareerTrack's high growth years, when the company skyrocketed from $40 to $80 million dollars in sales in just 4 years.

In addition, Mr. Thompson was the founder and President of Innovative Marketing Solutions, a marketing consulting agency to entrepreneurial and high-tech companies.

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Grey Gibbs
Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Grey Gibbs joined AeroGrow in September of 2007 as Controller, was promoted to Vice President of Accounting in February 2011, and to Vice President of Accounting & Finance in June of 2013. Mr. Gibbs has over 20 years of experience within accounting, finance, compliance, supply chain and project management disciplines for primarily manufacturing and consulting businesses. He has over 10 years of senior level finance experience dealing with strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relations and private and institutional financing.

Prior to AeroGrow, Mr. Gibbs was the Assistant Corporate Controller and then the Director of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance at Swift & Company. Swift & Company is a leading animal protein producer and exporter with a leading position as a beef and lamb producer in the U.S. and Australia. Mr. Gibbs established a department responsible for the worldwide process documentation, risk and control matrices and testing protocols for the company's financial internal controls.

Prior to this, Mr. Gibbs served as Chief Financial Officer for JCIT international, a demand flow technology consulting, education and software company.

Mr. Gibbs holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and received his MBA from the University of San Francisco.