Team Orchid

The Orchid team is comprised of highly qualified, purpose-driven professionals who are dedicated to your success. We provide the highest level of support every step of the way -- from implementation and initial training to customization and ongoing guidance.

Adam Winder

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Winder, MBA, CEO, is a strategic executive with over ten years’ experience in financial services. After becoming a father for the first time, Adam realized that every family should have the opportunity to experience the joy of becoming parents. Feeling drawn to assisted reproductive technology industry and its purpose, he left banking and began to pursue a career developing ways to improve the experiences of all parties throughout their third party reproductive journeys.

His first venture in the assisted reproductive industry was to become President of SeedTrust Escrow, helping thousands of families navigate their financial journeys through transparency of their escrow accounts. A major part of SeedTrust’s successful business model is due to the implementation of custom-built Orchid Escrow Technology.

Adam is passionate about leveraging sound business practices and technology to solve problems and improve industries. Prior to becoming a partner at SeedTrust, he led strategy for the commercial line of business at SunTrust Bank. Adam also spent over eight years advising executives on business and financial needs.

Adam 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 he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.

Julie Stromwall

President

Julie has 25+ years of highly-esteemed customer service experience and is sensitive to the needs of others around her. She has a background in logistics and technology and strives to improve processes to be as efficient as possible. Along with her professional experience, Julie is a 3x experienced Gestational Surrogate who is passionate about helping those in need.

Throughout Julie’s career, she has naturally gravitated toward leadership roles. She engages and inspires her team to continually problem solve, think critically and improve processes. Leading and guiding the implementation process is something she is very passionate about and loves seeing success in her team and clients alike.

Since 2018, she has been a guest speaker at the University of Southern California where she speaks to students about her experience as a Gestational Surrogate. She takes pleasure in explaining the surrogacy process to students studying Kinship, Childbirth & Reproductive Health, Marriage and Legal Anthropology.

Julie lives in Southern California with her husband, two children and two fur babies. She is very active in her community, volunteering and serving as an executive board member for the local little league baseball division.

Edward Brockschmidt

Chief Financial Officer

Edward Brockschmidt, C.P.A., MBA, Founder/CFO, has been helping families grow through collaborative processes since 2015. Since launching our partner company, SeedTrust®, Edward has responsibly managed escrow for thousands of intended parents, surrogates, and egg donors.

Previously, Edward was a managing partner of a successful CPA firm that handled bookkeeping, tax planning, financial advice, and IRS representation. Prior to having a career as a CPA he was involved in financial services of a large regional bank where he assisted in lending and financial advice. He received his undergraduate and MBA from the University of Florida. He also received a Masters of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

Roland S. Salloum

General Counsel

Roland S. Salloum, Esq., is a business attorney with expansive knowledge of the collaborative reproductive processes. Roland joined the industry after experiencing his own long-term infertility journey. He has since become an industry expert on egg donation and gestational surrogate contracts.

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.

Denise Steele

Consultant

Denise Steele 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 of the company’s CRM system, giving her a unique insight into the needs and desires a third party agency may have concerning journey management.

Terri Mossman

Implementation & Client Support Specialist

Terri has been a successful contributor by serving clients, interpreting systems and connecting the two components for the last 20 years in various roles.

Within each initiative she has taken on, she provides thought leadership through her connections, knowledge and skillful use of multiple database management systems.

Most of her experience has resided in the training and coaching industry, supporting individuals and team members along the path to growth. Specifically she has worked with entrepreneurs and their unique challenges within ever changing industries.

Terri lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two inquisitive, energetic boys.

Abbey Hill

Implementation & Client Support Specialist

Abbey comes to Orchid with almost 10 years of experience working with children and families in the social services field. She has a unique background in information technology with hands on experience in project management, data analytics, and quality assurance.

Abbey has long been dedicated to the well-being of her clients through thoughtful use of technology to better their processes. She is passionate about going above and beyond to provide first-class customer service to ensure that her clients’ lives are made easier and that future parents have a positive experience with the ART industry.

Abbey currently lives in Indiana with her family that consists of her son and four rescue dogs.

Jessica Herrera

Jr. Implementation Specialist

Jessica has 20+ years of customer service and 14+ years of software experience.  She is attentive to the needs of those around her and is eager to assist.  Jessica’s prior work as a database implementor and prior knowledge of surrogacy makes her a valuable addition to our team. She and her husband have 3 children and live in Houston, TX.

Andrew Barmann

Implementation Specialist

Andrew comes to Orchid from the agency side of the egg donation and surrogacy industry with first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day workflow of an agency. He is cognitive of the time, emotion, and financial requirements of a surrogacy and egg donation journey for Intended Parents, and strives to bring ease to managing the process to the agencies that serve these parents. Andrew has an extraordinary work ethic, focus, and commitment to his responsibilities stemming from over twelve years of competing at the National level in swimming and training to qualify for the USA Olympic Swimming trials in 2012 and 2016. As an openly gay man, Andrew is proudly involved in the LGBTQ+ community and passionate about helping those in his community build families of their own.

Bob Cundiff

Client Executive and Technical Consultant

Bob has over 17 years of experience as a trusted technical adviser. He has a proven track record of providing operational solutions across a wide variety of clients that have included large government agencies, universities, medical imaging, human genome mapping, media, and entertainment.

He’s built a successful career by genuinely listening to his clients so that he may fully understand their short and long-term goals and, in turn, providing them with technical solutions that will solve their complex needs.

Bob has the experience and compassion to partner with agencies that are dedicated to helping families grow. He recognizes that his knowledge will make a real impact on people’s lives.

Bob is passionate about assisting agency partners to grow their businesses. He is happy to be an advocate for those who will play a part in fulfilling the dreams of deserving intended parents.

Bob lives in the Denver area and is a proud volunteer for local veteran hospice care programs.

Orchid Development Team

Our dedicated development team consists of six US-based software masterminds — including an architect, designer, and software engineers.