Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman
Isiah Thomas, while forever known for his Hall of Fame career as a 12-time NBA All Star, two-time NBA champion, and inclusion as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, is an accomplished and highly regarded international business executive and investor with a portfolio of companies he has developed via Isiah International Inc. Mr. Thomas has previously served on the Chicago Stock Exchange’s Board of Governors, was a co-founder of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Popcorn Indiana, and is a member of the Board of Get-in Chicago, an organization focused on preventing gang violence in Chicago, since 2013.
His business interests include sports and entertainment, real estate, waste management, his cannabis and CBD products company, VESL Oils, and more. Notably, Mr. Thomas has developed a highly successful champagne business with Cheurlin Champagnes, where he has cultivated an excellent relationship with both the grower, employees and the French government. Mr. Thomas now uniquely owns genetics for the grapes produced for the champagne and has perfected an international import/export system for international distribution of the product.
Bruce Raben was a director of OWP Delaware prior to the Merger and was appointed to our Board of Directors pursuant to the Merger Agreement. Mr. Raben is the Managing Member of Hudson Capital Advisors BD, LLC, a registered broker dealer that he founded in 2004. Mr. Raben also serves on the board of directors of Digipath, Inc., a testing laboratory. Mr. Raben has been an investment banker, merchant banker and private investor for approximately 30 years. Starting in 1979 at Drexel Burnham Lambert, he worked on many leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations including Mattel Toys, SFN Co.'s, Magma Copper, Warnaco, Mellon Bank and John Fairfax. Mr. Raben then went on to co-found the Corporate Finance Department at Jeffries & Co. in 1990. Mr. Raben opened a west coast office for CIBC's high yield finance and merchant banking activities in 1996. Mr. Raben received his A.B. from Vassar College in 1975 and his MBA from Colombia University in 1979.
Dr. Kenneth Perego
Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Kenneth Perego, II, was a director of OWP Delaware prior to the Merger and was appointed to our Board of Directors pursuant to the Merger Agreement. He has been a practicing urologic surgeon in private practice since 2001 with an emphasis in urologic oncology and reconstructive urology. He has a strong clinical background in research and is focused on new drug discovery.