White Buffalo Corporation is an integrated agriproducts company and registered public benefit corporation that was founded to build value by sustainably producing and selling products that contribute to human health and the environment. We are focused on doing so today in the industrial hemp and corn ethanol industries, with an array of plant-based products and services, and a triple bottom line commitment to value creation for all of our stakeholders – financial, social, and environmental.
The extremely rare White Buffalo only occurs one out of every ten million births in nature. Just as rare as the White Buffalo are to find in nature it’s extremely rare to find a combination of assets with a company like what we have at White Buffalo Corporation. We’re proud of what we’ve built and whom we’ve built it with.
We wanted this rare combination of people, IP and assets to reflect our work. Day in and day out we have an intense focus to help change the world. That starts with the people that inhabit it.
The Legend of the White Buffalo – a story over 2,000 years old – passed down through spoken word at many council meetings, sacred ceremonies, and through various Native American storytellers. Although, there are several variations, all are meaningful and tell of the same outcome. Have communication spiritually through prayer or a practice of meditation with a clear intent for Peace, Harmony, and Balance for all life living within Mother Earth.
The legend of the White Buffalo remains ever promising in this age of spiritual enlightenment and conscious awareness towards health and wellness with what we put into our bodies and how we act as a global community in the world we inhabit. In today’s divisive world of confusion, ubiquity of technology, tethered global markets…many of us are looking for signs of peace.
Though harsh as the world we live in may be throughout recorded history there have been spiritual leaders teaching peace, hope, and balance (synergy) amongst all life. These visionary leaders committed their lives to bring peace, and internal happiness to all who they touched. Channeling The White Buffalo they taught tangible signs of goodwill toward all men, women, and children.
Let the White Buffalo within all of us live as a beacon to achieve that balance of internal and external health.
White Buffalo is health. Wellness. Strength. Life powered by Life.
Chad Michael Black
Founder / President
Chad Michael Black is the Founder and President of White Buffalo Corporation, and a managing director of White Buffalo Asset Management LLC, the Company’s majority shareholder. He is an ambitious entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of health and wellness since the age of 18. Most recently, Chad was the Founder of The Midas Group, a multi-million dollar, diverse holdings company, with primary focus in Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Health Clubs, Race Horses and Venture Capital. Leading The Midas Group for almost 2 decades Chad has achieved great success in building infrastructure plays that are scalable. Chad got into real estate and wellness in particular to build more beautiful, shared spaces that inspired health. He wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual – ‘me’, but where you become part of a greater ‘we’. Places where redefining success was measured by personal fulfillment. Community and wellness were the catalyst. This sparked his passion in hemp derivatives. Chad has been at the forefront of the Hemp Movement since the fall of 2015. Starting as a business consultant in the industry he quickly placed his business mind into scaling hemp derivatives to the masses. White Buffalo was formed out of a need to connect the entire chain, from seed to sell, which allowed transparency and a commitment to quality for consumers. People, a more sustainable world and White Buffalo are his passion. Of course, as a husband and father of two, family comes first. But, an unrelenting passion to help people and change the world is what drives him.
Kevin Kreisler is the Chief Executive Officer of White Buffalo Corporation. Mr. Kreisler has a diverse and directly relevant background in agriproducts, renewable fuels, hazardous waste, and intellectual property development, with deep expertise in building and scaling commercial production processes and companies in regulated markets. Mr. Kreisler served from 2003 to 2020 as managing director for Viridis Asset Management LLC, an investment fund focused on the development of early stage companies and technologies, with a specialization in commercializing incremental technology-driven profitability incentives that leverage existing infrastructure and consumption behaviors to catalyze globally-meaningful sustainability gains. In that capacity, Mr. Kreisler also serves as a managing director of White Buffalo Asset Management LLC, the Company’s majority shareholder, and a director and officer of several early-stage portfolio companies, including GreenShift Corporation, the owner of patented and patent pending technologies that have been licensed to the Company. Mr. Kreisler is a graduate of Rutgers University College of Engineering (B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1994), Rutgers University Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., 1995), and Rutgers University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Mr. Kreisler is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
William McCarthy is the Chief Operating Officer of White Buffalo Corporation. Mr. McCarthy is the founder and principal of Normandy Road Capital, a Merchant Banking and Strategic Advisory firm that helps emerging and growth stage companies reach their full potential. Mr. McCarthy has extensive experience assisting cannabis companies on expansion beyond their local market to access foreign and domestic opportunities. Prior to founding Normandy Road Capital in 2017, Mr. McCarthy was Director of Risk Management at Strategic Value Partners, a distressed and special situations investment firm with approximately $5 billion in assets under management across hedge fund and private equity vehicles. At SVP, he developed innovative quantitative and qualitative risk analysis techniques for distressed and illiquid securities and implemented targeted and systematic cross-asset hedging strategies. He joined SVP in 2005 as VP of Strategic Planning where he spent several years leading the implementation of new business initiatives around world. Mr. McCarthy received his BA in Economics from Tufts University.
Colby Korsun is the Chief Administrative Officer of White Buffalo Corporation, where he is tasked with establishing and policing the Company’s administrative infrastructure as it scales. Colby is an entrepreneur and investor whose business endeavors have always had one common denominator – helping people. Most recently, Colby was a Business Consultant in Oklahoma and Texas for Essilor Luxottica, managing brands like Ray Ban, Oakley, Varilux, Crizal and Transitions, but most of all, helping people see better. While at Essilor, Colby was an integral part of the Essilor Vision Foundation which empowers 12 million children in the United States to reach their full potential by giving them the ability to see clearly. Colby is a founding partner of White Buffalo Hemp Company and has since served as the company’s comptroller and legal liaison. Colby has no comfort with the status quo and is deeply passionate about being involved in an endeavor that could and should change the world.
EVP, Regulatory Affairs
Stephen Gelnar is an executive vice president of White Buffalo Corporation, where he is tasked with ensuring regulatory compliance and managing the interface between the Company and the various states in which it operates. Steve has over 20 years of legal experience in all areas of corporate and business law with special focus and interests in M&A, environmental, real estate, banking, and oil and gas, in addition to being general counsel for an energy service company. Prior to and while attending law school, Steve worked in commercial lending for several banks in Oklahoma, Florida and Tennessee. It was this professional experience that led him to find his true passion of entrepreneurship, whether that involved being an investor or helping clients achieve their dreams. Steve has personally participated in an array of business ventures ranging from environmental remediation to structural steel to oil and gas. He holds degrees in accounting and finance from Oklahoma State University in addition to a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University, where he graduated magna cum laude while serving on Law Review.