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Greg Oliphant, 36

Chairman and active investor, Ceja Corporation; President and part owner of Interak Corporation; Part Owner of the Marriott Fairfield downtown and its retail space, Tulsa
Oliphant is always fishing for new opportunities, primarily in his family owned oil and gas exploration and production company, also for developing real estate holdings in Tulsa’s downtown Brady Arts District. Perhaps that goes back to his first job as an assistant guide on a fishing charter boat in Alaska. Oliphant – who holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Tulsa – is tenacious about driving organic growth in his legacy companies through innovation. He is also president and trustee of the Cuesta Foundation, which aids qualifying non-profit organizations working in health, social services and community needs. “A collection of daily best efforts should add up to something great,” he says. “The secret is to have goals and live in the present.”