Richard D. Kamolvathin
Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Science Officer
Since joining GroGenesis Inc. in 2015, Mr. Kamolvathin has restructured company operations, reorganized and expanded the company’s distribution network globally, formulated and commercialized the company’s current flagship proprietary product. He has transitioned GroGenesis from a pre-revenue company to a revenue-producing enterprise with a rapidly growing marketing and independent distributor network and experienced management team. To protect and enhance shareholder value, Kamolvathin has aggressively restructured the company’s capital structure. Mr. Kamolvathin previously served in various positions at Verity Corp parent company of Verity Farms, ultimately rising to CEO and Chairman of the Board of Verity Corp. a publicly-traded Organic and Non-GMO sustainable agriculture company. Verity Corp reported its best revenue quarter in its corporate history under his management. From June 2006 through January 2011, Mr. Kamolvathin was a Non-GMO and Organic sustainable agriculture field advisor for the Rice Bank Foundation that provided organic solutions to rural farmers emerging from poverty. Mr. Kamolvathin is a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a Charter President of Kiwanis, a Regents Private Advisory Board Chair of Vistage International and a board advisor to various public and private companies. Educated at Western University New York, he earned a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from New York Business School. Mr. Kamolvathin also holds a number of physics-based U.S. patents.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Samp has been engaged in the development and growth of businesses in South Dakota for more than 20 years. He is a recognized change agent in the areas of business development, government relations, business operations and corporate finance. His knowledge of the relationship between operational tasks and their influence on balancing growth and innovation are noted by his peers as requisite skill sets for the success from early growth companies to more mature enterprises. Prior to joining GroGenesis, he was the Director of Business Operations for TNT Hospitality Group where he held P&L and business operational duties for the $15M enterprise. Samp has consulted at C-Level operations positions for fifteen (15) Super Bowls for the NFL, was the project director for Ford Motor Company’s 100th Anniversary, and has worked with a number of other Fortune 500 companies. As a born and raised South Dakotan, Samp was appointed by SD Governor Dennis Daugaard, as a founding and current member of The USS South Dakota (SSN790) Commissioning Committee. He and his wife Julie have three children. Mr. Samp is an experienced leader in business and special event operations. Samp is an alumnus of Augustana College, a graduate of the University of South Dakota and completed his course work for his Master’s in Business (ABD) at the University of Sioux Falls.