Nkem is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven track record of creating and selling successful start-ups. She is co-founder of Adendox, LLC and MediTaurus LLC, co-creator of Florance, and serves as Senior Vice President at Marimed Hemp, Inc. Nkem works on a broad range of business, operational, fund raising, marketing, product development, transactional, and legal issues, and is passionate about building businesses and creating strategic partnerships world-wide.
Nkem previously co-founded/co-owned and then sold her 50% stake in Inkfree, MD, Houston's premier medical aesthetic laser clinic. Her past experiences in Washington, D.C., includes working as a Senior Business Manager in the Law and Policy Division at Fannie Mae. She also worked as a corporate transactional attorney at the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson and Hand (now DLA Piper). Nkem is admitted in the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar and is certified in mediation, negotiation, and project management, and has experience with transactional projects involving various contracts, leases, and joint ventures.
Nkem graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University. She also earned an M.B.A. degree with honors and graduated from Tulane Law School. During her undergraduate studies, she was awarded a full athletic scholarship for the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Team and elected Captain and Most Valuable Player. While in law school, Nkem was a semi-finalist in an international law Moot Court competition, an editorial assistant to the World Arbitration and Mediation Report and served in the Appellate Advocacy Clinic.