JOHN ROWE, PRESIDENT
As a successful businessman, John Rowe founded and directed several companies that create and produce digital entertainment and computer games. For the past ten years, John has traveled the world photographing fascinating people and their cultures.
During his travels to the Omo Valley, John developed a passion for helping the tribal people of the Omo region. He has personally donated significant amounts of time and money in an effort to raise awareness of the region’s issues and to support OMO CHILD’s mission to end Mingi and provide a good life for the rescued children living in Jinka.
RICK OLAFSSON, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Rick Olafsson has a wealth of experience in financial management, working at leading companies operating in industries ranging from high-tech to entertainment. Currently, Rick is CFO of Appy Entertainment. Before that, he was CFO of High Moon Studios and prior to that, he served as vice president of finance, accounting and administration/treasurer for the TheBrain Technologies Corporation, a developer and marketer of enterprise-level knowledge management software. Rick holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BS in Business Administration from San Diego State University.
DANIEL PETREE, DIRECTOR & SECRETARY
Daniel Petree has an extensive background in finance and business management. Dan is a founder and member of P2 Partners, LLC, which he co‐founded in 2000 and Four Oaks Partners, which he co-founded in 2011. Both are boutique investment banks specializing in life sciences companies. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lpath, Inc., a publicly‐traded biotechnology company in San Diego, California and Sutro BioPharma, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From 1998 to 1999, Dan was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, a publicly held biotechnology company. Before that, he held successive positions at Axys and its predecessor, Arris Pharmaceuticals. From 1992 to 1993, Dan was Vice President of Business Development at TSI Corporation, a clinical research organization. His operating management experience was preceded by five years in investment banking at Montgomery Securities. He also practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer with Heller, Erhman, White & McAuliffe in Palo Alto, CA.
Dan’s father was an American foreign service officer while he was growing up. Dan lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for three years with his family.