3:17 pm, June 4th | by Amy Tennery
Welcome to Mogulite’s “Five Questions,” a regular feature in which we grill CEOs and titans of industry on their wildest aspirations — and ask them what it’s really like to be a mogul.
Ted Karkus is the Chairman and CEO of ProPhase Labs, the folks who bring you Cold-EEZE (and other stuff you turn to when you feel like your sinuses are about to explode). Karkus, who’s been a consultant and investor for over 25 years, became the largest outside shareholder at ProPhase — and then wiped out the board of directors two years ago. “My board of directors won, they made me CEO and I cleared out,” Karkus said. And by “cleared out,” he means overhauling all senior positions at the company. We imagine he has a plate reading “resident badass” on his office door.
When he’s not planning the launch of a new cold-fighting oral spray (set for later this year), he dreams of owning NASA and branding the moon with a Cold-EEZE logo. At least that’s what he told us…