Mr. Winstead grew up working in his father's logging business.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Mr. Winstead began his career with The Molpus Company in 1987 as vice president of finance with responsibility for all administrative and financial functions of the company. He is also responsible for the computerized systems that produce timely cash flow information for all properties managed by the company. Previously, he has worked in consultation with the forestry schools at both Mississippi State University and the University of Georgia, as well as with the MWG foresters to refine MWG's timberland investment model. Mr. Winstead is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and the board of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi, where he serves on the Audit, Compensating and Loan Committees.