Frank Ekejija – Chairman / President/ CEO
Billionaire Frank O. Ekejija, age 62, has over 35 years of proven experience as a Business and Financial Executive spanning all areas of finance, insurance, securities, private banking, venture capital, commodities, international trade, real estate, and mortgage banking. Frank Ekejija has been at the cutting edge as a Business and Financial Consultant offering leadership as Founder, Co-Founder, President, Chairman and CEO in several businesses and organizations. He has held positions of responsibilities with companies such as Allstate Financial Services, Inc, The Mony Group, Countrywide Mortgage, Inc., WMA Securities, Western Reserve, AEGON Skandia, AIG, American General Life and Bankers Life. Thus, he is recognized as a leading financial authority and trailblazer.
Frank Ekejija is impacting the world through his philanthropic and humanitarian support systems. He started International Business Services as a DBA in 1984 in Dallas, Texas, a business and financial service Consulting firm until it merged with SPG Capital Corp in 1993. He became the CEO of Samson Pettit and Gaskin AKA SPG Capital from 1993 through 2000. He has been the President/CEO of the Network Venture Capital (NVC) FUND Holdings group of companies. He is Head of the Ekejija Family Association and FE Global Executive Entity of Bahamas. He is the Chairman/CEO of NVC Fund Trust, a global financial powerhouse which he founded in October 2000 as the successor to all his previous businesses. He takes over the appointment as Chairman/President/CEO of iBrands Corporation effective as of June 5. 2021.
Patrick J. Johnson – Vice President
Mr. Johnson, age 44, majored in Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1997, and attended the Craig James Broadcast School in 2000.
Johnson has held C-Level positions in the oil and gas, consumer products, and neutraceutical industries in both public and private sectors, as well as consulting in the private equity, mining, gaming, entertainment, internet, construction and corporate finance industries. Patrick has assisted several charities and non-profit organizations with his volunteer efforts. During his NFL career, Patrick pledged money for the Baltimore Ravens/Police Athletic League Challenge of Champions, and also modeled in a Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show to help raise money for the Living Classrooms Foundation of Baltimore, He also spearheaded the fifth annual “Baltimore Reads Books for Kids Day” at Baltimore Polytechnic High School in 2000, helping the group collect nearly 25,000 children’s books that were distributed to low-income families. In 2003 while playing for the Washington Redskins, he interned with GOPAC, a political action committee designed to train candidates for grassroots-level campaigning.
Patrick was a two-sport athlete at the University of Oregon, excelling in both football and track, winning numerous awards and championships during his collegiate athletic career. As an Olympic-caliber sprinter, Johnson won the Pac-10 Championships in the 400 meters, an NCAA All-American at 100 and 200 meters, and defeated the legendary Carl Lewis in a 100-meter race at the Drake Relays in 1995. As an All-American wide receiver at Oregon, he was Offensive MVP of the 1997 Las Vegas Bowl and was also a member of UO’s 1994 Rose and 1995 Cotton Bowl teams. Johnson was inducted into the University of Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame for both sports in 2014, and was the 42nd overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft. Johnson also earned a Super Bowl ring when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-17 in Super Bowl XXXV.