Ed Kolasinski is Smokey Wood's CEO (Omnia Wood Products) and brings extensive operational, financial and leadership experience in public, private and early-stage organizations. He has led numerous companies through significant business growth, turnaround and reorganization efforts.
As COO of Puralytics, a disruptive early-stage water purification technology company, he raised capital and implemented financial and operational infrastructure to support the company’s rapid growth.
Previously, Mr. Kolasinski was President of United Pipe & Supply, a wholesale distributor of products and services to the water and wastewater industries, growing the company from $120 Million to $212 Million in Sales with over a 400% improvement in profitability.
He was also involved with three previous startups and served on the Board of Directors of PPV Bravo Environmental and @pos, Inc
Derek Taylor is an Equity Partner at the national law firm, Husch Blackwell LLP. His transactional real estate and finance practice includes representing real estate developers in the purchase, sale, leasing or financing of property.
He also competes in the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), Steak Cook-off Association (SCA), and Wisconsin and Texas BBQ circuits under the team name “Come and Smoke It™” and manufactures his own proprietary BBQ seasoning rub.