Founder and Chairman
JW Roth is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of B Entertainment, LLC. Additionally, Mr. Roth is the Founder and Manager of Hospitality Income & Asset, LLC, which is an entity that is the landlord to both BBST and BBP. Furthermore, Mr. Roth is the sole Manager, Chairman, and CEO of Roth Industries, LLC, which is the majority owner of Bourbon Brothers Meats, LLC and Buttermilk Retail Products, LLC. Furthermore, Mr. Roth is the manager and a member in 13141 BP, LLC which is the landlord to Buttermilk Northgate, LLC. Furthermore, Mr. Roth is the sole manager and 50% owner of Centennial Standard Real Estate Company. Lastly, Mr. Roth is a co-manager of Touch 4 Partners, LLC, a venture capital investment fund. With more than twenty-five years of private and public company experience, Mr. Roth is a veteran in the micro/small cap and venture capital space. He has led the process of taking seven companies public, including Aspen Bio Pharmaceuticals, and Where Food Comes From, Inc. He has founded, financed, and/ or served as an executive officer and board member for multiple startup and early stage companies, with most focused in the agricultural and restaurant spaces. The companies Mr. Roth has been involved with have raised over $550,000,000 in debt and equity financings. Mr. Roth has been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine and over 50 business journals throughout the United States. He has also made multiple appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg Television.
Chris Phillips is the President of B Entertainment, LLC and serves on the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Phillips is an industry and community Leader with more than 20 years of experience, specializing in: Franchise Development, Executive Level Corporate Sales and Marketing, Talent Management, Revenue Generation and Business Growth. Prior to joining E Entertainment, Mr. Phillips spent 21 years in professional baseball front office management and has expertise in building and executing brand strategy using innovative, fluid, and relevant methods across all engagement channels. Most recently, Mr. Phillips served as President and General Manager of the Rocky Mountain Vibes Minor League Baseball team, leading the team through an award winning and nationally recognized franchise rebrand. Mr. Phillips is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Robert Mudd is the COO of B Entertainment. Mr. Mudd has over 30 years of business and management experience and has served in a number of executive roles, ranging from COO, CFO to CEO. His first 15 years were spent in the technology and telecommunications industry where he was President of Correctional Billing Services, Executive Vice President of Operations at Securus Technologies, COO of Evercom Systems and COO of TDM, Inc. He has served most recently as President of Adventures in Missions. He holds six patents in the technology and telecommunications industry and led business units with over $300 million in full P&L responsibility. He has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Louisville.
Heather Atkinson is the CFO of B Entertainment, LLC and also serves as the Treasurer and CFO of Roth Industries, LLC, which is the majority owner of Bourbon Brothers Meats, LLC and Buttermilk Retail Products, LLC. In addition to Mrs. Atkinson’s role with BBE and Roth Industries, she serves as the treasurer to Hospitality Income and Asset, LLC and 13141 BP, LLC, the entities which are the landlords to BBST, BBP, and BN. Prior to joining B Entertainment, LLC and Roth Industries, LLC, Ms. Atkinson was the Controller, Secretary and Treasurer of Accredited Members Acquisition Corporation and subsidiaries and its predecessor, Accredited Members Holding Corporation. Ms. Atkinson has over 15 years of accounting, finance and financial reporting experience in both public and private companies including consolidations, shareholder relations, SEC reporting, internal and external financial statement reporting, budgeting, cash forecasting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and international accounting while working closely with the outside audit and legal firms. She is a licensed CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Evangel University.
Mitchell Roth is a Co-Founder of B Entertainment, LLC and sits on its Board of Directors. Mr. Mitchell Roth is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Roth Industries a state-of-the-art prepared foods manufacturer and CPG company based in Colorado Springs with distribution in more than 8,000 retail supermarkets nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, and others. Roth Industries is the majority owner of Bourbon Brothers Meats, LLC and Buttermilk Retail Products, LLC, each being joint ventures between Roth Industries and B Entertainment. Lastly, Mr. Roth is a 50% owner of Centennial Standard Real Estate Company. Prior to co-founding B Entertainment, LLC and Roth Industries, LLC, Mitchell worked in an operational and advisory capacity within various companies owned or invested in by the Roth family. Previously Mr. Mitchell Roth worked at the investment-banking firm Laidlaw and Company, Ltd. in New York City. Mr. Roth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance and Economics from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.
VP of Business Development
Gary Tedder is VP of Business Development and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Companies Mr. Tedder has been involved with have raised over $100,000,000 in debt and equity financings. His relationship to the entertainment industry extends back to the early 70s, when he toured internationally with a faith-based group, performing as a soloist/vocalist, and cowriting three albums. A veteran of over 150 national tv shows, he shared the stage with industry greats like Roy Clark, Kathie Lee, Doc Severinsen, Pat Boone, Jerry Lewis, Charlie Pride, and countless luminaries popular to the culture. Mr. Tedder helped develop the B Entertainment platform with visionary JW Roth, including the Bourbon Brothers brand, and Boot Barn Hall. Gary has performed with numerous iconic front men of the Classic Rock era, including Bill Champlin of Chicago; John Elefante, formerly of Kansas; Kevin Chalfant, sang with The Storm and Journey; Randall Hall, ex Lynyrd Skynyrd; Richard Page of Mr. Mister; Mickey Thomas of Starship; Gary Wright of Dream Weaver; Billy Dean, Classic Country star; Wally Palmar of The Romantics; Jim Peterik of Survivor; Bobby Kimball of Toto. Gary’s son, Ryan Tedder, multi-Grammy winner, is one of the most successful writer/producers in music history, and is front man/writer/founder of the world-renowned band, One Republic.
Steve Cominsky serves on the Board of Directors of B Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Cominsky is the Founder & Owner of a boutique consulting and development firm located in Littleton CO, CC Management & Development, which he founded in 2013. He and his teams have been an integral part of launching multiple Colorado Restaurant and Entertainment Center Concepts since the fall of 2013. CC Management has also worked with over a dozen existing and startup concepts in the Denver market over the past 10 years on everything from concept vision and development to re-branding and operations oversight. Mr. Cominsky is also the Founder & Manager of the Social Bar & Lounge, an upscale suburban bar and cocktail lounge concept positioned for immediate growth in suburban Colorado markets. With over 30 years’ experience in food, beverage and hospitality operations and management, Steve Cominsky has an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record for driving exceptional business development and growth in a high volume, fast-paced and ever-changing food, beverage and hospitality environment.