MEET THE EARTHWATER EXECUTIVES
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 and/ or served as Director.
Mr. Comu is Founder Chairman & CEO of EarthWater Limited, a manufacturer of health and wellness beverages sold 20+ countries around the world through 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 Job. 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 the Investin Forum, Member of the Investin Forum, Member of the American Diabetes Association Leadership Board, Member of the City of Addison Economic Development Commission and finally he is a 2018 Nominee for the Ernst & Young 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 is also working on releasing and touring with a new Business Strategy Book called CEO Sniper, "How to survive in the Jungle in a Suit," coming out soon. Mr. Comu has conducted business with offices in 20 countries and been featured in numerous articles and interviews in; Television, Radio and Print. Mr. Comu is a graduate from Langara College in Business Administration and has pursued post academic studies, in marketing, finance, real estate and law.
CJ has also recently been named to the Board of the American Diabetes Association. His team at EarthWater are proudly helping raise funds and awareness for the foundation. "We are teaming up now to change the future and make a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. We are committed to participate together and raise money through this inspirational event not just because over 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but because so many of us personally know some of them, and want to do something about it. "
Mr. Comu is married to Phyllis Comu 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.
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.
Cash Riley, Jr. has been serving as EarthWater, Ltd. president since September 2016, prior to that his consulting company CRJR Partners, LLC. consulted EarthWater in Sales, Brand and Marketing beginning in April 2016.
Mr. Riley is a former Professional Baseball Player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played professionally for 5 years. After retiring in 2001 from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cash spent 10 years in the radio industry managing and selling commercials with Triad Broadcasting (Savannah, GA), Clear Channel (Dallas, TX.), Radio One (Dallas, TX.), Tyler Media (Oklahoma City, OK.), CBS Radio (Dallas, TX.). After securing 150M in sales for one of Richmont Holdings private entities Mr. Riley began a six-year partnership with Richmont as the Director of Business Development, a private, family-owned company with 2B in assets that has been in business for 26 years. Richmont Holdings activities include direct capital investments in operating companies, investment vehicles, as well as active and passive investments in which they provide capital, resources to support the growth of innovative business opportunities. It was during Mr. Riley’s time at Richmont Holdings he created and oversaw distribution, sales and marketing activities for ROCHON Premium Brands, LLC., which featured seven premium brand products including its flagship product Seven Canadian Still Spring Water where he served as president and co-founder.