Over 45 Years Combined Experience

The SeedTrust® Team

Combined, the SeedTrust team has 45+ years experience in law, accounting, banking and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Edward Brockschmidt

C.P.A., MBA, Founder/CFO

Edward Brockshmidt, C.P.A., MBA, Founder/CFO, has been helping families grow through collaborative processes since 2015. Edward was a managing partner

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Edward Brockschmidt

C.P.A., MBA, Founder/CFO

Edward Brockshmidt, C.P.A., MBA, Founder/CFO, has been helping families grow through collaborative processes since 2015. Edward was a managing partner of a successful CPA firm that handled bookkeeping for a surrogacy agency. After witnessing the agency constantly fielding calls from Intended Parents inquiring about their accounts and stressed surrogates inquiring about payments, Edward decided to use his passion for technology to create a simpler, more reliable solution.

Since launching SeedTrust®, Edward and his partners have responsibly managed funds for hundreds of intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors. Edward Brockshmidt is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the National Society of Accountants, the FICPA, and the AICPA.

Roland S. Salloum

Esq., Chief Operating Officer

Roland S. Salloum, Esq., Chief Operating Officer, is a business attorney with expansive knowledge of collaborative reproductive processes. Roland joined

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Roland S. Salloum

Esq., Chief Operating Officer

Roland S. Salloum, Esq., Chief Operating Officer, is a business attorney with expansive knowledge of collaborative reproductive processes. Roland joined the SeedTrust® team after experiencing his own five-year infertility journey. He has since become an industry expert in the financial administration of egg donation and gestational surrogate contracts and escrow funds.

Roland is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. Within the Federal Bar Association, Roland is a member of the Federal Litigation Section, the LGBT Law Section, and the Family Law Section.

Adam Winder

MBA, President

Adam Winder, MBA, President, is a strategic executive with over ten years’ experience in financial services. Adam left banking

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Adam Winder

MBA, President

Adam Winder, MBA, President, is a strategic executive with over ten years’ experience in financial services. Adam left banking and joined SeedTrust® because he felt a personal connection to SeedTrust®’s purpose. After becoming a father for the first time, Adam realized that every family should have the opportunity to experience the joy of becoming parents.

Before becoming a Partner at SeedTrust®, Adam led strategy for the commercial line of business at SunTrust Bank. Adam also spent over eight years advising middle market companies. Mr. Winder is passionate about giving back and helping others. He currently serves on the board and as the CFO of Making the Grade – Hope for African Youth.

Adam graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Bridgewater College. He holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.

Denise Steele

ART Escrow Consultant

Denise Steele, ART Escrow Consultant, is a market development expert whose personal experiences have afforded her a deep understanding of

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Denise Steele

ART Escrow Consultant

Denise Steele, ART Escrow Consultant, is a market development expert whose personal experiences have afforded her a deep understanding of both technology and fertility processes. Having welcomed 3 children through assisted reproductive collaborations and adoption, she is cognizant of the fact that intended parents deserve to be protected, granted whatever control is possible, and given full transparency throughout their journeys.

Professionally, Denise has been a consultant for several nationally recognized fertility and parenting organizations such as FertilityAuthority, MommyNearest, and Neighborhood Parenting Network. Her blog, Hope4Fertility.com, shares insights and provides support to those facing infertility. In 2017, she joined ConceiveAbilites, serving as the company’s Clinic Liaison and Account Strategist. In her role as Clinic Liaison, she established partnerships with clinics around the country and helped to develop new product lines which created more options for intended parents struggling to grow their own families, while her position as Account Strategist afforded her the opportunity of overseeing the overhaul the company’s CRM system.

In 2019, Denise joined SeedTrust as a consultant, where she is the leader of business development and marketing strategies. Denise is passionate about helping agencies and clinics grow their businesses and believes that by providing a secure, easy-to-use online platform for case managers, surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents to manage their journeys, SeedTrust allows them to focus on what they do best — growing families.

Jennifer Via

Sr. ART Paralegal

Jennifer Via, Sr. ART Paralegal, is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree

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Jennifer Via

Sr. ART Paralegal

Jennifer Via, Sr. ART Paralegal, is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies. With nearly a decade of experience in legal and administrative work and more than 3 years solely devoted to Assisted Reproductive Law, Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable in all things ART and is passionate about providing the highest level of customer service to our clients.

Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time on the water, practicing her photography skills, and traveling both locally and abroad.

Marlon Wolfman

CPA, Controller

Marlon Wolfman, CPA, Controller, joined SeedTrust with over seven years of Public Accounting experience, supporting both public and private companies.

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Marlon Wolfman

CPA, Controller

Marlon Wolfman, CPA, Controller, joined SeedTrust with over seven years of Public Accounting experience, supporting both public and private companies. His superb attention to detail in managing each of our escrow accounts ensures all funds are accounted for without discrepancy. Marlon graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Abby Helmuth

ART Paralegal

Abby Helmuth, ART Paralegal, joined SeedTrust as a Certified Paralegal with three years experience and passion in Assisted Reproductive Law.

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Abby Helmuth

ART Paralegal

Abby Helmuth, ART Paralegal, joined SeedTrust as a Certified Paralegal with three years experience and passion in Assisted Reproductive Law. Abby successfully obtained her Paralegal Certificate at the University of San Diego in 2016. Abby approaches each case individually and provides excellent communication skills to ensure all clients are satisfied.

In Abby’s spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking through the Greenbelt and boating on Lake Travis in Austin.

Kaitlyn Oberley

ART Paralegal

Kaitlyn Oberley is a graduate from Troy University and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology as well as

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Kaitlyn Oberley

ART Paralegal

Kaitlyn Oberley is a graduate from Troy University and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology as well as an ABA certificate in Paralegal studies from the University of California, San Diego. Kaitlyn has worked previously in the customer service, financial, education and legal industry.

Kaitlyn is devoted to helping families grow so that they may all experience the love and joy of being a parent. She is passionate about creating relationships as well as providing excellent customer service with all clients she works with.

While Kaitlyn is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son and her family. Kaitlyn also enjoys boating, running and traveling.

Samantha Jenkins

ART Paralegal

Samantha Jenkins is a graduate from Texas State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies as

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Samantha Jenkins

ART Paralegal

Samantha Jenkins is a graduate from Texas State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies as well as an Advanced Technical Paralegal Certificate from Austin Community College. Samantha joins SeedTrust with a background of working in customer service, accounts payable, and the legal industry.

Samantha is passionate about helping others and making sure every client is satisfied.

Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family and dog, playing softball, and trying out new local restaurants around Austin.

Kayleen Stromberg

ART Paralegal

Kayleen Stromberg, ART Paralegal, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Oregon University who holds a Bachelors of Science

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Kayleen Stromberg

ART Paralegal

Kayleen Stromberg, ART Paralegal, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Oregon University who holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Communication, with a specialization in Conflict Resolution, as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from ABA accredited Pioneer Pacific College. Kayleen joined the SeedTrust team with experience in various fields of the legal industry, including personal injury, general business and taxation, trademark, real property, and estate planning. Kayleen is zealous in her desire to provide outstanding support and customer service to each individual she works with throughout their journey, all the while cultivating meaningful relationships.

In Kayleen's free time, you can find her hiking beautiful trails throughout the state of Oregon, wine tasting in the Umpqua and Willamette Valleys, or cheering on the Oregon Ducks, all with her husband and dog in tow.

Lina Wei

ART Paralegal

Lina Wei, MBA, joined SeedTrust as an ART Paralegal with experience in the reproductive science and surrogacy field. Bilingual in

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Lina Wei

ART Paralegal

Lina Wei, MBA, joined SeedTrust as an ART Paralegal with experience in the reproductive science and surrogacy field. Bilingual in Mandarin and English, Lina is passionate to help grow family while drawing on her experience in the education field to make every person's experience with SeedTrust rewarding and pleasant.

Outside of the office, Lina enjoys hiking through Mission Trails in San Diego and experiencing different cultures as well as life-styles around the world.

Nuala Deely

ART Paralegal

Nuala Deely is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal

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Nuala Deely

ART Paralegal

Nuala Deely is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Legal Studies and a minor in Political Science. With an extensive customer service background, Nuala joined the SeedTrust Team devoted to providing each client with the best possible experience. Nuala is passionate about helping families grow and working to instill peace of mind in our clients throughout their journey.

Nuala loves spending time with her family. When she is not working, you can find her outdoors. She loves fishing off the coast of Texas, concerts, hiking, and paddling the Guadalupe River.

Angel Forrest

Surrogate Escrow Guide

Angel Forrest, Surrogate Escrow Guide, joined SeedTrust with over 15 years of Human Resources, Customer Service, and Business administration experience.

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Angel Forrest

Surrogate Escrow Guide

Angel Forrest, Surrogate Escrow Guide, joined SeedTrust with over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Customer Service, and Business Administration. As a mother herself, Angel is passionate about having a family and the joy of being a parent. Angel is dedicated to supporting surrogates and ensuring all clients have the best possible experience and stress-free journeys.

When not in the office, Angel enjoys outdoor activities with her family and friends. She especially enjoys going to the beach and boating.

Johnny Parker

Accounting Specialist

Johnny Parker, Accounting Specialist, joined SeedTrust with nearly two decades of accounting experience and expertise. He has focused his career

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Johnny Parker

Accounting Specialist

Johnny Parker, Accounting Specialist, joined SeedTrust with nearly two decades of accounting experience and expertise. He has focused his career on providing accounting systems and reporting solutions to small-business owners. Johnny graduated with a Bachelor's in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and is an alumni of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. Johnny is a relentless perfectionist who strives for the very best.

In his free time, Johnny enjoys being with family and friends, watching racing and college football, and having fun outdoors while fishing, hunting, or exploring. He is also a member of the Elks and takes pride in his charity to the community.

Adam Brock

Escrow Accountant

Adam Brock joined SeedTrust’s Accounting Team with over a decade of experience in Financial Accounting following his studies at Clemson

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Adam Brock

Escrow Accountant

Adam Brock joined SeedTrust’s Accounting Team with over a decade of experience in Financial Accounting following his studies at Clemson University and Florida Atlantic University. Adam is very detailed oriented and has a passion for his craft that provides our clients with the highest quality of service possible.

Outside of the office, Adam is an avid sports fan. As a Florida native, on the weekends you can find him cheering for the Seminoles as well as teeing it up on some of Florida’s finest golf courses. He also enjoys traveling both domestically and internationally whenever possible.

The SeedTrust® Story

SeedTrust was birthed out of a desire to eliminate the stress and frustration that intended parents, surrogates, egg donors and agencies experience with the escrow fund management process.

SeedTrust founder Edward Brockshmidt was a managing partner of his CPA firm that did advisory work for a surrogacy agency. Edward witnessed the agency continually fielding calls from concerned surrogates inquiring about their payments, intended parents requesting their escrow balance and both calling with questions regarding their contract. To make matters worse, the agency was often at the mercy of an escrow company that was typically slow to respond, processed checks only twice a month, and sent an account balance only once a month. Such inefficiencies created tension, stress, and frustration among all parties involved. It wasn’t long before Edward realized the current system was severely antiquated and he set out on a mission to create a process that would ease the load of each party so that clients could focus on the most important thing—building their family.

Edward began developing a technology-enabled solution that would replace the manual processes. However, he knew he could not develop this new platform on his own. Edward also knew that a sound escrow management company would need a lawyer on staff to interpret contracts; and for the peace of mind of both intended parents and surrogates, Edward wanted all funds hold an attorney managed trust account.

Edward reached out to a respected business associate, Roland Salloum, a lawyer with a successful 10-year law practice. Mr. Salloum’s personal five-year struggle with infertility equipped him to understand how expensive and stressful the process can be. The purpose of SeedTrust resonated with Roland, so he wound down his law practice and became Chief Operating Officer General and General Counsel at SeedTrust.

Roland’s warm, caring approach allows him to quickly connect with intended parents and surrogates going through the journey. Mr. Salloum’s expertise was the perfect complement to Mr. Brockshmidt. As a lawyer, Mr. Salloum introduced the contract review and payment summary, and he helped champion version 2.0 of the SeedTrust technology platform.

As Mr. Brockshmidt and Mr. Salloum began to grow the business, they reached out to Mr. Adam Winder, a strategic financial services executive, to join the SeedTrust team to help lead strategy and develop their business model and sales approach. Adam had been consulting SeedTrust since its inception, and after experiencing the personal joy and love of having his first child, Adam fell in love with SeedTrust’s purpose of helping families grow. After a successful, ten-year career in banking, Adam left is corporate strategy role and became a Partner (now President) at SeedTrust. Adam’s business acumen, corporate leadership experience, background in running large financial institutions and knowledge of banking solutions gives SeedTrust another competitive advantage.

SeedTrust’s leaders are passionate professionals focused on providing worry-free escrow services you can trust. Adam, Brock, and Roland enjoy working together to deliver on the SeedTrust promise of making the escrow process secure, accessible, affordable and reliable so clients can focus on building their family. SeedTrust is an industry leader that is involved with and supportive of key industry groups, including— the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (AHRP), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation & Surrogacy (SEEDS), Men Having Babies (MHB), Path2parenthood, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), ABA Section of Family Law for innovative CLE (ABA).

Our Affiliations

Our affiliations and partnerships add extraordinary value to the SeedTrust® organization.
We take great pride in actively supporting key industry groups and professional organizations listed below.

AICPA

American Institute of CPAs

Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations.

www.aicpa.org

ASRM

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

ASRM is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine

www.ASRM.org

AHRP

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

ARHP brings together healthcare professionals across disciplines and specialties for evidence-based training and network building. Our members define sexual and reproductive health in broad terms and recognize that the best care is delivered through a team of professionals partnering with an informed patient

www.arhp.org

Federal Bar Association

Sustaining Member
Member of Federal Litigation Section
Member of Family Law Section
Member of LGBT Law Section

The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary and the public they serve.

www.fedbar.org

FICPA

Florida Institute of CPAs

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the premier professional organization representing Florida’s Certified Public Accountants.

www.ficpa.org

Florida Bar Association

The Florida Bar is the statewide professional organization of lawyers. The Florida Bar serves as an advocate and intermediary for attorneys, the court and the public.

www.floridabar.org

National Society of Accountants

NSA provides national leadership and helps its members achieve success in the profession of accountancy and taxation through the advocacy of practice rights and the promotion of high standards in ethics, education, and professional excellence.

www.nsacct.org

SEEDS

Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy

SEEDS is a nonprofit organization founded by a group of egg donation and surrogacy agencies, whose purpose is to define and promote ethical behavior by all parties involved in third party reproduction

www.seedsethics.org

Florida Bar Association

The Florida Bar is the statewide professional organization of lawyers. The Florida Bar serves as an advocate and intermediary for attorneys, the court and the public.

www.floridabar.org

Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor

ProAdvisors are tested and certified and can help with everything from Quickbooks setup to bookkeeping and tax planning.

www.proadvisor.intuit.com

Carrot

Carrot provides companies of all sizes and industries with customizable fertility and family building benefits that fit their budget and offer their employees a better care experience. Carrot was founded with the goal of giving benefits and resources to all types of people in their family planning journey, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.

www.get-carrot.com

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