Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board
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.
Dr. Kenneth Perego
Executive Chairman 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.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience in senior-level leadership focused on operations and finance for start-up, early-stage growth companies. focused on finance and operations. Specializing in the incorporation of innovative management techniques and systems to enhance business practices, increase productivity, improve employee satisfaction, and grow revenues and margin. Has a track record of building strong relationships with key decision-makers, managers, shareholders, and customers.
In addition to his roles at One World Pharma, he will maintain a position at ISIAH International, LLC, a minority-owned Illinois LLC holding company with five operating entities: Cheurlin Champagne, ISIAH Hemp, GRE3N, ISIAH Real Estate & Construction, and ISIAH Ticketing. Prior, Mr. Gabriel served as CEO of Atthis LLC, a start-up entity to provide construction, drilling and maintenance services to Khanjee Holding US and GVEP (Global Energy Vision Partners). GVEP is focused on the worldwide LNG market. His work there also included a potential acquisition of a Boston based infrastructure construction company, joint development of ventilators for the US and international markets, Pakistan Hydro project and development projects in Dubai and Washington D.C. He has also served as President & COO of CGL Companies, a Hunt Development Company, providing planning and design, project management and facility management services to the Justice Sector.
Additionally, Vahé was involved in the waste and recycling industry for number of years, starting with Waste Management (formerly USA Waste) and with Waste Services of Florida, as well as cellular industry working for McCaw cellular which was acquired by AT&T.
He began his career in public accounting in the Pittsburgh office of Deloitte and Touche where he became a registered CPA in Pennsylvania and was a supervisor/manager in the audit group for several years. Mr. Gabriel graduated from Duquesne University with a BS in Accounting and also has an MBA from the University of Washington’s Executive MBA Program.