Chief Financial Officer
Randy Smestad is CFO of Initial Tropical Plants, and is located at the headquarters facility in Riverwoods, Illinois. Mr. Smestad is responsible for all financial and tax aspects of our operations, as well as operational responsibility for Primescape Products, our wholesale supply house.
Prior to this position, he was CFO of Leider Horticulture, Inc., a $40m holding company with separate divisions for retail floral operations, a wholesale foliage nursery, plus greenhouse operations and tropical plant operations in several states. This followed on from ten years as a senior manager in Arthur Andersen & Company’s commercial audit division, with emphasis on large, multinational manufacturing and service industry clients. Mr. Smestad is a CPA and has a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.