Moving our legacy forward for future generations
Our leaders share a deep passion for the lawn and garden industry, a greener earth and its future.
Our leadership team
Our company’s heritage is unique. We’ve been in this business for more than 150 years and have had only eight CEOs during that history. Our tight-knit team of leaders knows the needs and wants of gardeners like no one else. They think long term, with the next generation of gardeners always in mind.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
No one has a better perspective on the lawn and garden industry than Jim, or more passion for it. His father, Horace Hagedorn, launched the original Miracle-Gro in 1951. Jim grew up watching the Miracle-Gro brand earn the trust of gardeners all across America, and he’s committed to maintaining that legacy with gardeners today.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Cory Miller is passionate about finance, building strong teams and ScottsMiracle-Gro, having started his career with the company in 2000. In that time, he has moved into a number of corporate finance and business development roles, each with increased responsibility. He has emerged as one of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s brightest leaders.
Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer; President, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation
Jim combines his lifelong love of communications with a deep understanding of our business to enhance our reputation with a variety of stakeholders. He has helped forge innovative partnerships with environmental groups across the U.S. to support our mission and help shape the way the outside world views our company.
Executive Vice President & Division President of Hawthorne Gardening Company
Chris has played the lead role in launching and building the Hawthorne Gardening Company, elevating the wholly owned ScottsMiracle-Gro subsidiary to record levels. Today, he serves as executive vice president of ScottsMiracle-Gro and division president of Hawthorne, which is focused on providing products and solutions to the hydroponic and indoor growing industry.
President & Chief Operating Officer
Mike believes the success of our organization is tied to the individual and collective strengths of our people. His approach to building a highly effective team is grounded in servant leadership and a shared sense of passion, collaboration, trust and perseverance. He calls it "One Team, One Goal," where everyone has clarity of purpose and is empowered to make decisions that drive us to win in the marketplace.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer
Ivan’s sound judgment, strong leadership and tremendous legal knowledge are indisputable, which is why his counsel is so highly regarded by our organization. He works tirelessly to maintain an intimate knowledge of our business and uses it to advise leaders and associates throughout our company.
Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources & Chief Ethics Officer
With a deep-seated passion for the well-being and development of our associates, Denise has pioneered the innovative way we grow and care for our associates and their professional, personal, physical and financial health. She continually guides our cultural attributes and fosters the feeling of family in all we do.