CWB

Management Team

Jacques Tortoroli, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tortoroli joined the Company’s Board of Directors on November 14, 2019 and became CEO on December 16, 2021. From November 2014 to September 2020, Mr. Tortoroli served as the President of Bacardi International Limited and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Bacardi Ltd, the world’s largest privately-held spirits company, where he was responsible for the company’s finance, strategy, operations, e-commerce, data insights, and global supply chain. In October 2019, Mr. Tortoroli was named the Executive in Residence and Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Student Career Services at St. Thomas Aquinas College. He is also Chair of the Board and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Gameday Gateway, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Mr. Tortoroli holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, and he is a CPA.‎

Jessica Saxton, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Jessica Saxton joined Charlotte’s Web in January 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Saxton has held senior finance positions with some of America's leading companies including Anheuser-Busch InBev, General Motors, and Owens Corning. During her time with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Ms. Saxton supported strategy, performance management, treasury, and financial planning. During her career she has supported M&A and other strategic initiatives for publicly listed global companies. Ms. Saxton also brings small company experience including Chief Financial Officer for EverGrain Ingredients with a mission to revolutionize sustainable ingredients including non-GMO natural plant compounds. This experience, along with building high performing finance teams and leveraging technology to drive process efficiencies and insights, is well-suited for Charlotte's Web mission-driven culture.

Jared Stanley, Chief Operating Officer

Jared Stanley is a Co-Founder of Charlotte’s Web and has served multiple ‎executive roles for the Company since its inception in 2013 and currently ‎serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Stanley has more ‎than 14 years’ experience in the cannabis and hemp industry and has built ‎the Company’s cultivation divisions from the ground up, creating first-of-its-‎kind scalable and consistent hemp raw material supply systems across three ‎States and Canada. As a Co-Founder, Mr. Stanley has been featured in ‎global press, media and public events speaking to the Company’s mission-‎driven story, market-leading products, and proprietary technologies. He also ‎plays a prominent role in the Company’s legislative activities at the state and ‎federal level for consumer access and industry advocacy. Mr. Stanley ‎graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Applied Human ‎Sciences.‎

Stephen Rogers, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

On September 24, 2021, Mr. Rogers joined the Company as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Since 2016, Mr. Rogers has served as a legal and business consultant at Rogers Consulting LLC, acting as an independent consultant for companies focusing on international transaction and SEC matters. From 2008 until he established Rogers Consulting, LLC, Mr. Rogers served as General Counsel for Miller Brewing Company and Miller Brewing International, Inc. where he oversaw major litigation, managed regulatory compliance, and was the primary in-house counsel on several major domestic and international transactions. From July 2008 to October 2016, Mr. Rogers served on the Miller Brewing Company and Miller Brewing International Boards of Directors. From January 2012 to October 2016, Mr. Rogers served on the SABMiller Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors. Since July 1, 2021, Mr. Rogers has served as a member of the Cardinal Stritch University Board of Trustees. Additionally, since 2020, Mr. Rogers has served on the Bubler Bikes Executive Committee. Mr. Rogers holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Hamilton College and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law.‎