Thoma Kikis – Founder / Chief Communications Officer, Board Director
Thoma Kikis is an entrepreneur, media and entertainment executive for over 17 years. For the past 8 years Mr. Kikis has been building Kannalife Sciences with the CEO and instrumental in the company’s branding and communications.
Prior to co-founding Kannalife, Mr. Kikis executive produced the comedy film It’s a Disaster, starring Julia Stiles, David Cross and America Ferrera and co-produced the award winning film Alps by the innovative Oscar® nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos. He was a co-founder and Executive Vice President of Ovie Entertainment. He previously produced Darkon, a real-life role play documentary about fictional action characters similar to a real life game of Dungeon’s and Dragons. Darkon was purchased for remake by Brad Pitt’s Plan B and Paramount Pictures and the documentary was distributed by IFC.
Previously he has also worked with Viacom, MTV Interactive, redesigned MTV.com, The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Icon Medialab, Teachers College, Columbia University, and TCI/Teachers College Innovations among others.
Mr. Kikis was compelled by his father (who suffered with Hepatic Encephalopathy) and cousin Dr. Steven Kazianis PhD, (who suffered and died of Brain Cancer) to find treatments for neurodegenerative related diseases and has made it his life’s goal in finding treatments for diseases that effect the brain.
Mr. Kikis hold a Bachelor of Science in Communications Management from New York University.