About Us

Passion Led Us Here

Never forgetting their roots, Hempzilla founders Stavros and Sharky both know what it takes to survive and maneuver the vast competitive landscape of business. What brought them together 25 years ago was their similar approach. Having fun, working from the heart, with a broader vision of inclusiveness. Seizing the opportunity to help improve people’s lives, this long-lasting friendship resulted in the creation of Hempzilla.

Hempzilla’s commitment is to bring the highest quality, organically-sourced CBD product to the mass-market at a reasonable price. Traditionally only available in health food stores and online sales, Hempzilla’s goal is to spread awareness of this miraculous plant and make it accessible to the average person through thousands of retail locations across the country. Knowing this endeavor could not be accomplished alone, Hempzilla brought an exceptional team of like-minded individuals together — highly qualified farmers in Colorado and chemists and technicians with state-of-the-art GMP and ISO labs.

Meet Our Founders

Raaid Thabata

Raaid Thabata "Sharky" - Partner

Known by friends as “Sharky” grew up in Paterson, New Jersey — a tough inner city where hard times, poverty and struggle were everyday realities. Against the odds, with a strong work ethic and determination — his vision for a better life began to take shape. Having a sharp mind for business, he transformed challenges into opportunities. His business acumen led him to create one of the most successful prepaid businesses in the telecom industry. Today, he continues to capitalize on his success. He has an unwavering commitment to support and improve the lives of both his family and the community.

Raaid Thabata

Stavros Vrahnos - Partner

Stavros Vrahnos and his parents immigrated to the United States from a small village in Greece when he was just nine years old. Starting from scratch in Perth Amboy New Jersey, they had to adapt to a new culture, learn a new language, and Stavros watched as his parents worked long hours in factories to realize their dream of home-ownership. Growing up, the example they set inspired him to work hard for dreams of his own. From early employment in restaurants, to work in sales and marketing, he eventually found his calling in entrepreneurship. He opened his own restaurant and later founded a multi-million dollar pre-paid telecom company. Today, the strong family work ethic that led to his success continues. He is committed to founding and building businesses that have a positive impact on the lives of others.

Our Facilities

Our manufacturing facilities are a perfect blend of artisan style batching with fully automated capabilities. This ensures uniformity in each and every product. We don’t take your health lightly!

We follow Good manufacturing practices (GMP) in an ISO 6000 rated lab and test each and every batch throughout the process not only for proper dosing but to ensure your product is THC free and micro bacterial free. Being one of the few companies in the industry with a full-time Ph.D. biochemist on staff, we know we can not only set ourselves apart with quality but are always first to market with new ways to deliver CBD to your body to combat your desired, targeted results.

Well known in the hemp industry for quality products and cutting-edge farming practices, our board members travel the country on a regular basis consulting several of the industries largest farms and manufacturers on how to optimize their business.

We invite you to join us in being part of the Hempzilla CBD lifestyle:

• One of health, vitality and playfulness.

• One of being true to yourself while compassionate to others.

• One of being gentle, unpretentious and bold.

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