MEET THE EARTHWATER EXECUTIVES

 

FOUNDER & CEO    CJ COMU

FOUNDER & CEO

CJ COMU

Mr. CJ Comu is a 25-year professional corporate veteran creating, mentoring and operating numerous private and public companies as Chairman/CEO. He has extensive knowledge and experience in building, funding and operating business ventures globally with a track record of over 100 companies he has counselled or served as Director.

Mr. Comu is Founder Chairman & CEO of EarthWater Limited, a manufacturer of health and wellness beverages sold 20+ countries in their partnership with Amazon. Mr. Comu is Chairman of Regus Advisors, Inc., former Chairman/CEO of SUN Sports & Entertainment (a public company), former Chairman/CEO of Humitech International (an international franchise company) and former Chairman/CEO of Airtech International Group, (a public company) and other entrepreneurial ventures. Mr. Comu started his professional career in 1980 as Founding Partner of MBA Software Inc, one of Canada's first Software Development Company's for Apple Computer working with Steve Jobs. Mr. Comu's list of accomplishments and support include; being former President of the Addison Rotary Foundation, Former Vice Chairman of Galleria Credit Union, Charter Member of Investin Forum, Member of the North Texas Leadership Board of the American Diabetes Association, Member of the City of Addison Economic Development Commission and finally he was a Nominee for the Ernst & Young 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Mr. Comu is a former speaker at Southern Methodist University (SMU) to the Business Graduate Program on Venture Finance and Business Strategies as well as a Mentor at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Dallas MBA Program and Mentor at the Treehouse in conjunction with the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC). He sits on several Boards and serves as a Mentor, Panelist and Keynote Speaker. Mr. Comu has been on Television, Magazine, Radio, and a Keynote Speaker and Panelist on numerous events world-wide.

Mr. Comu is married to Phyllis Comu for over 20 years who is a Native Texan, and animal advocate with the SPCA. They are proud parents of two rescue Boxers Dogs and continue to work with Animal Charities and support Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church. You can follow Mr. Comu on; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn.  

CFO    BUDDY BARNES

CFO

BUDDY BARNES

Mr. Barnes is a member of the Board of Director and experienced Executive team member, playing a strategic role in overall company management. Planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities including direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, job costing, legal, lease management, deal analysis and renegotiations and partnership compliance and private and institutional equity and debt financing.

Buddy is a senior executive officer with over 30 years of experience in Business Finance, serving as a Chief Financial Officer and a key member of the executive team of a public company and VP finance of public and private companies from pre-revenue up to over $1 billion in annual revenue with international operations and exposure. Recognized as a strategic thought leader with strong negotiating skills and impeccable business acumen and integrity. Managed acquisitions in the technology and high-tech manufacturing area, as well as, the management of M&A transactions on the sell side. Commercial banking background that has aided him in the management of numerous equity, debt and bank credit facilities. Completed the strategic sale of a NASDAQ public company to a subsidiary of a large Japanese electronics company at an 80% premium to market value, in most recent CFO role. Additionally, managed the successful implementation of CRM and ERP systems and has significant experience in sales organizations, management reporting, corporate governance, board development, in addition to investor relations. A graduate of The University of Mississippi with a B.B.A. in Banking and Finance, and also completed the Mid-Management Certification Program at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

Previous Employment: Crowdfeed Inc. (crowdfeed.co), Pillar Solutions Group LLC., RF Monolithics. Managed Finance, Accounting, Banking relationship, Investor Relations, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Divestitures, IT, Technology, Telecommunications, SEC Reporting, Manufacturing, International, Public Company and Audit.