Chairman of the Board
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 cannabis 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Craig Ellins has spent over 30 years developing start-ups in various industries, most recently focusing on the marijuana industry, including indoor growing technology. Mr. Ellins has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President, of OWP Delaware since its inception in March 2018 and as our President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and director since November 30, 2018. From March 13, 2014 until April 29, 2016, Mr. Ellins served as the Chief Executive Officer of GB Sciences, Inc., a cannabis company focused on standardized cultivation and production methods as well as biopharmaceutical research and development, and from April 29, 2016 until May 8, 2017, he served as the Chief Innovation Officer of GB Sciences, Inc. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of GB Sciences from March 13, 2014, until May 8, 2017. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Ellins served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cognitiv, Inc., which engages in the creation, development, and maintenance of Websites and mobile applications. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Ellins served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Phototron Holdings, Inc., now known as GrowLife, Inc. GrowLife, Inc. manufactures and supplies branded equipment and expendables for urban gardening in the United States.
Dr. Kenneth Perego
Chief Science Officer and Director
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.
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Brian Moore was employed by OWP Delaware prior to the Merger and was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary pursuant to the Merger Agreement. From 2016 until he joined the Company in March 2018, Mr. Moore worked in corporate development at GB Sciences, and from 2013 until 2015 he was a Project Engineer for Austin General Contracting, Inc.