Julie Winter


CBD For Life

Julie Winter is a founding partner and COO of CBD For Life, a company that produces highly innovative, natural, luxurious, and effective Cannabidiol (CBD) infused self-care and wellness products using pure CBD extract derived from industrial hemp. Julie helped develop the products and launch the company with her sister, CEO Beth Stavola, in February 2015 and has been running product development, operations, and distribution. Julie has been a long time hemp advocate, lobbying for federal legalization and providing education to change the reputation of cannabis and discuss the healing benefits of the plant for the body and the skin without the psychotropic effects. CBD For Life provides a direct to consumer e-commerce platform and wholesale to retailer distribution channels to all 50 states. The company has plans to expand their self-care line with a natural and luxurious 500 mg CBD infused face serum and to expand their wellness line to include vape and gummy supplements later this year. Julie Winter also serves as the Head of East Coast Operations for MPX Bioceutical Corporation, a multinational diversified cannabis company focused on the medical and adult use cannabis markets with successful grow, production, and dispensary operations throughout Arizona, Nevada, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Julie oversees the build out and management of the company’s Production operations and three managed dispensary operations in Maryland, their fully integrated license in Massachusetts opening in March 2019, as well as the expansion of their award winning concentrate brand, Melting Point Extracts (MPX), to California. Julie serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Health For Life, one of the most successful medical marijuana companies in the Southwest and is a member of the New Jersery Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA). Julie has experience working in highly regulated, fast paced, and evolving markets before following her trailblazing sister into the Cannabis industry. She served as Vice President of OTC Clearing Americas, within Prime Services at Barclays Capital from 2010-2014. In her role as Vice President at Barclays Julie was responsible for assisting in the management of the US OTC Clearing business, focusing on driving the development and growth of the business under the US Head of Agency Derivative Services (ADS), and working with the Prime Services Origination team in their efforts to grow the cross-ADS client base. In 2010, she moved to the OTC Derivatives Clearing team to implement the OTC Clearing requirements set forth by The Dodd-Frank Wall street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and build out the client offering, all while leveraging the existing platform that was used for Credit Derivative Intermediation. Ms. Winter has served as an Interest Rate and Credit Derivative Clearing specialist to many clients of Prime Services and employees across the Barclays organization. She has worked with various Financial Regulatory Boards, in house Compliance Officers and Teams, and sat on many Operational Risk committees in order to ensure a compliant and operationally efficient implementation of the clearing rules. Julie Winter started her career in September 2007 at Lehman Brothers as a Credit Derivative Sales Assistant after receiving a BS in Finance from the The George Washington University in 2007. Juli is the Co-founder of the GW Women in Business, an undergraduate student organization and affiliate at the GW School of Business of The George Washington University. Julie is a Type 1 Diabetic and is an advocate for Type 1 Diabetic patient rights and supports various groups to improve the lives and work to find a cure of Type 1 Diabetes. Julie resides in New Jersey with her growing family – husband and three children. Julie is also involved with the following groups: • New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA) Founding Board Member • Women Grow Member: AZ, NV, MA, MD, OH, NJ, PA • Member Minority Cannabis Business Association • Member Veterans Cannabis Group • Member Centerlink – The Community of LGBT Centers Charitable Donations: • JDRF – Improving Lives Curing Type 1 Diabetes • Lone Survivor Foundation • Susan G. Komen Greater New York City • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital • March of Dimes • American Cancer Society • 180 Turning Lives Around • Interfaith Neighbors