Mr. Hartmann is Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Wellness Holdings Inc., a U.S. publicly listed company with assets in seven states. Mr. Hartmann is the former COO of Bed Bath & Beyond and President of buybuyBaby. Prior to his time from 2020 to 2022 at Bed Bath & Beyond, he held the position of President & Chief Executive Officer at True Value Company, a privately owned U.S. hardware wholesaler for seven years. Mr. Hartmann also led New Zealand-based cooperative Mitre 10 as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Hartmann previously served on the Audit Committee of AmeriGas, prior to UGI’s acquisition. In addition to serving on the Board of BGSI, Mr. Hartmann currently serves as an Independent Director of HD Supply, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Home Depot.