NBA TV studio analyst and retired NBA basketball player
Isiah Thomas began his business career mid-way through his tenure in the NBA. In his free time he read up on business and related issues, met with contacts and eventually invested in a series of ventures, including a large chain of printing franchises, American Speedy Printing. As his business mentor and partner Rick Inatome explained,…
Isiah Thomas began his business career mid-way through his tenure in the NBA. In his free time he read up on business and related issues, met with contacts and eventually invested in a series of ventures, including a large chain of printing franchises, American Speedy Printing. As his business mentor and partner Rick Inatome explained, “He’s the definitive study of picture it and it becomes”- a motto that Isiah continues to bring to all of his business ventures.
Chairman and CEO of Isiah International, Thomas is successfully applying his skills to the business world, building a career in waste removal & recycling, multi-family housing, and the sports industries. Thomas is also the sole owner of four companies: Isiah International Holdings, an investment holdings company, Isiah International Waste Removal, a waste removal brokerage company serving hospitals and retirement communities, Isiah International Real Estate a multi-housing development firm, and Isiah Capital, a private equity investment firm. Isiah also co-owns the waste removal’s sister company, RE3 Recycling, with his daughter, Lauren.
Thomas’ most recent venture is in real estate development with TAND Properties which revitalizes buildings and develops affordable housing. His other business investments include Dale and Thomas Popcorn, Pasha’s Restaurant in Miami, Southern Hospitality BBQ, and Sweetgreen .
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Picture It and It Becomes: Strategies For Reaching Your Highest Potential
Isiah Thomas knows about ambition, commitment and hard work. Whether on the courts as an NBA Hall of Famer, on the streets of Chicago as a philanthropist, or in the office as a CEO and sole owner of four companies, Thomas has always pushed himself to discover more potential, more opportunities and more successes. With this topic, Thomas delivers an impactful speech that will inspire anyone to chase their dreams and make them a reality.
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