Meet the team
RedBud is backed by an experienced team who understands the complexities of controlled environment agriculture
Co-Founder and Product Advisor
Joan Leonard, Co-Founder, has over 30 years’ experience in the greenhouse industry. As Greenhouse Manager for The Ohio State University, she conceived and built the initial RedBud product. Joan is an expert in indoor growing operations and greenhouse management. She has extensive connections in the industry through her decades of work at OSU, current consulting work to CEA companies and through membership in organizations such as AmericanHort and the USDA Committee on Controlled Environments.
Chief Executive Officer
Tushar is a serial entrepreneur with a background in software who brings over 25 years of industry experience to RedBud. He has been a part of RedBud since its early days; his experience, passion, and leadership have been integral components for the growth of the company. Tushar has been the co-founder of more than four different companies, including BigKittyLabs.com, which has gained a multinational presence. He holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and is a physics enthusiast.
Director of Customer Success
Kevin has an extensive background in both customer service and technology. His experience in software development gives him a unique skill set to ensure that RedBud delivers what you need to succeed.