Tom Tolworthy began his professional career in retail over 30 years ago. He joined Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. in New York prior to the nationwide expansion of the company in 1989, and served as President from 1994 to 2001. In 2001, Mr Tolworthy joined The Vitamin Shoppe® in North Bergen, NJ, when it was just 50 stores young, and led its growth as President and CEO to over 600 stores, 700 million in revenue, and a public offering in 2009. During that time, he grew to admire the extraordinary opportunities of the health and wellness categories, and joined Twinlab, a near 50-year-old vitamin, mineral, and supplement formulator, marketer, and distributor, where he began to build a house of brands in an extremely fragmented market. Today, Tom serves as advisor and consultant to several private equity firms, serves on several boards as director, and is exploring the health benefits and opportunities of Cannabidiol (CBD) for CNBrands LLC. Additionally, Tom is assisting Frontenac, a private equity firm in Chicago, IL, on an investment in the health and natural food market. Mr Tolworthy attended the University of Massachusetts in Lowell.