Mr. Isakow is a resident of La Jolla, California. He is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Oxford Investment Group, Inc. a private equity, real estate and venture investment firm which has built over 80 manufacturing, financial services and niche distribution companies in 17 countries since 1985.
Mr. Isakow was the Founder and Chairman of Bloomfield Hills Bancorporation, a Michigan-based holding company for The Private Bank which operated three private banking operations, a Wealth Management Group and a Mortgage Company. Previously, Mr. Isakow served as Executive Vice President of Comerica, Inc. a large regional bank, as a Principal of Booz Allen & Hamilton, management consultants, where he was a member of the Worldwide Strategic Management Group and headed the Financial Service Industry practice for Western U.S., as Audit Manager at a public accounting firm and as an Officer in the South African Air Force.
Mr. Isakow has served as Chairman or Board Member of several NYSE companies as well as numerous private companies, Healthcare and non-profit organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board of City of Hope, a leading national Comprehensive Cancer Center in LA. He has received various civic and business honors and awards including E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. He obtained his MBA with distinction from Wharton Business School and his Bachelor of Commerce, Certificate in Accounting and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.