Grant B. Walsh
Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Walsh is a CEO, senior executive and corporate director. He has been Chairman and/or Director of over 20 companies. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Canada Lands Company Limited (2010 to present). He also serves as a Director of Medifocus Inc. (2007 to present), Square Canada Inc. (2013 to present), and Stroud Resources Inc. (2014 to present). Mr. Walsh is the Managing Director of Walsh Delta Group Inc. (2005 to present), a firm specializing in governance, strategy, leadership, and performance improvement. His expertise is strategy, turnaround and transformational change. Grant Walsh has been a CEO and/or senior executive of companies in healthcare and the service sector, public and private organizations and U.S. and Canadian entities. As Executive Vice President of The ServiceMaster Company, Chicago, IL, he was accountable for $550 million in revenue, 30,000 employees, and 10,000 properties in 44 states and Canada. Mr. Walsh holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University and a designation as a Chartered Director from McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Institute of Corporate Directors - Canada.
Richard D. Kamolvathin
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Science Officer
Since joining GroGenesis, Mr. Kamolvathin restructured company operations, reorganized the company’s distribution network and reformulated and introduced the company’s flagship product, AgraBurst PRO. He has elevated the public profile of GroGenesis with timely SEC filings and professional press releases. He has significantly improved the capital structure to enhance shareholder value. Mr. Kamolvathin previously served extensively and ultimately as Chairman of the Board of Verity Corp. a publicly-traded Organic and Non-GMO sustainable agriculture company. From June 2006 through January 2011, Mr. Kamolvathin was a Non-GMO and Organic sustainable agriculture field advisor for the Rice Bank Foundation,United Nations (Thailand). Prior to 2006, Mr. Kamolvathin worked in the financial services industry as a Sr. Analyst. Mr. Kamolvathin is a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a Regents Private Advisory Board Chair of Vistage International and an advisor to various public and private companies. In this role he facilitated C-level private board advisory to companies regarding leadership, business strategy formation, new business development, customer growth/retention, and profit generation. Educated at Western University New York, he earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from New York Business School (Honors). Mr. Kamolvathin also holds a number of physics-based U.S. patents.
William Gerald Platt
Dr. Platt is Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University, where he was Professor of Finance for nearly three decades and served as Dean of the College of Business. In 2004 he joined the faculty of the University of Redlands as the Senecal Endowed Chair and Dean of the School of Business. From July 2010 to his retirement from Redlands in February 2012, Dr. Platt was on extended leave in Japan, where he served as Professor of Global Business at Akita International University from April 2011 through March 2014. Since then he has returned to the U.S. but continues to teach part-time in an on-line format for universities in Japan and Canada. From October 2012 to January 2015 he served as Vice Chair of the International Advisory Board to The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). In addition to an extensive career in academia, Dr. Platt previously served as Director of Analytical Services at Health Application Systems, Inc. (HAS), as Manager of Financial Analysis at Natomas Company, at the time a Fortune 500 corporation, and as CEO at Maximum Integrity Air, Inc. He holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, an MBA from Wayne State University, both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Public Administration from The Ohio State University, and a post-doctorate M.S. in statistical computing from Stanford University. Dr. Platt is currently a resident of Beaumont, California.
Max “Brian” Yale
Mr. Yale is an international IT consultant with over 30 years of experience designing and implementing enterprise technology systems for businesses in the US, Canada, and Europe. Mr. Yale served for 10 years as Director of Consulting Services for Hitachi Solutions America. Currently, Hitachi has retained Brian as the Solution Architect for an enterprise system transformation project for a large US and Canada equipment supplier. Before Hitachi, Mr. Yale served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of American Residential Services and American Mechanical Services, subsidiaries of The ServiceMaster Company, Chicago, IL. He supported over 7,000 employees with IT services and solutions, and managed a staff of IT professionals across North America. In Canada, he has provided IT consulting and advisory services to manufacturers, health care providers, computer services providers, and consumer services businesses. Mr. Yale is a Senior Consultant of the Walsh Delta Group Inc. and its predecessor corporation and participated in numerous service sector consulting assignments across Canada. In the US, Mr. Yale’s clients include legal, non-profit, retail, consumer services, mechanical contractors, wholesale distribution, and government. Government clients include police, fire (911 Call Center), building inspection, and the San Diego City Council. He was privileged to serve as a business advisor and principal consultant for the Turben Company, an innovative IT service provide for foster youth in California. During his career as a business software developer, he personally developed a complete field service and CRM system that is still in use and has processed over $2.5 billion in service work orders to-date. Mr. Yale is Six Sigma certified and has sponsored numerous projects for process improvement. Mr. Yale has been Professor of Computer Science at Laverne University – San Diego Campus. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from San Diego State University, where he graduated with highest honors. He is a past member of the El Cajon Rotary Club, a past member of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America, and a past board member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of El Cajon.
David E. Colburn
Mr. Colburn has over thirty years of operating and executive level experience in public and private enterprises serving as President/CEO of six companies and Chief Operating Officer of two companies. Mr. Colburn has had P&L and revenue responsibility for companies with annual revenues of $8 million to $7 billion and has an extensive operating background in automotive, industrial, technology and manufacturing. Mr. Colburn served as President of the Global Manufacturing Industry Practice of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) of Plano, TX; Del-Met Corporation of Nashville, TN; MTD Automotive of Cleveland, OH; AP Parts International Inc.'s North American Aftermarket Division of Goldsboro, NC; and Repcoparts Corporation of Cerritos, CA. From 2011 to 2015, he was President and CEO of Hickory Springs Manufacturing of Hickory, NC, a large diversified manufacturer with 55 US locations, 3,000 employees and a global footprint where he now still serves on the Board of Directors. Mr. Colburn has served as Chairman of the Automotive Service Industry Association and Automotive Sales Council, in addition to the Board of ACG Raleigh (Association for Corporate Growth). He currently is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He has served on the boards of MTD Corp, Hickory Springs Manufacturing, Evatran, LLC and Bob Barker, Inc. (Chairman of Audit Committee in the past and still serving on the Board). Mr. Colburn earned a BA degree at Roberts Wesleyan College and has earned continuing education credentials from the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business), University of Illinois and Bowling Green University.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Mackay is a business professional, analyst and project manager with extensive purchasing, contract negotiation, human resource and project implementation experience. Since early 2014 he has actively engaged in the development of GroGenesis, Inc., most recently in the role of VP of Business Development. Tyler Mackay was appointed Chief Operating Officer of GroGenesis on September 18, 2015. Previously, from 1999 to 2013, he worked for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia in a variety of leadership roles as Senior Business Analyst in Planning and Operations, Purchasing and Logistics. He received professional accreditation at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC), with additional accreditation at Simon Fraser University, along with a number of industry certifications in purchasing management, procurement methodology, human resources, and strategic supply management. Previously, his career included an extensive term serving the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia in a variety of senior management roles in Planning and Operations, Purchasing and Logistics. He received professional accreditation at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC), with additional accreditation at Simon Fraser University, along with a number of industry certifications in purchasing management, procurement methodology, human resources, and strategic supply management.