Charles Oakley

Oakley was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Virginia Union University. Charles played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets. He placed in the Top 10 in rebounds per game average five times between 1987 and 1994. In all but one of these seasons he played the full complement of 82 games. Charles also placed in the Top 10 in total rebounds 6 times and led the league in total rebounds twice (1987 and 1988). In 1994, he became an NBA All-Star and was chosen to the league’s All-Defense 1st team.

On December 26, 2010, Oakley was hired as an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats under then-head coach Paul Silas. He left that position on December 1, 2011 after experiencing health issues with back pain during the 2010-11 season.

Oakley turned his passion toward the kitchen. In 2008, he hosted his own unique cooking show, Cafe Oakley. His specialty: healthy options with savory and delicious flavors, notably; turkey burgers. He went on to open Red, The Steakhouse in Cleveland and another location in South Beach, Miami, FL. Oakley has displayed his culinary skills on several cooking competition shows, including Chopped Tournament of Stars on the Food Network, in 2014.

In 2013, Oakley and famed game developer Robert Alexander co-founded a free sweepstakes app, Kizzang® Sweepstakes, available on Web, Facebook, iTunes, and Google Play. The app offers free cash and other prizes through its daily slot tournaments, scratch cards, sports contests, and sweepstakes. The Oak in the Kitchen slot game and scratch card both feature Oakley as a chef building and serving burgers. Kizzang Sweepstakes garnered media attention in March 2013 with its $7.7 Million College Basketball Bracket Challenge™, and again in 2016 when Kizzang partnered with Sports Illustrated® to present the $25,000,000 College Basketball Bracket Challenge™.

Charles was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his 18-year professional basketball career. The induction ceremony was held on April 30, 2016.

Angela Reed Oakley

Angela Reed  serves as CEO of The Oakley Agency. In her role, she is responsible for the overall financial awareness and protection of its members.

The Oakley Agency is a boutique financial management firm. The services offered cater to a specific clientele seeking an affluent yet sustainable lifestyle. The objective  is to foster a relationship with every client that extends beyond financial security-providing a laser focus on their individual long term goals. The staff of experts is focused on constructing and implementing successful financial solutions to maintain their members’ wealth.

A successful entrepreneur in the Tax Preparation industry, she decided to create a firm that would further assist her clients with total financial lifestyle protection. Angela’s hands-on approach and passion for The Oakley Agency is what makes each member “fiscally fit”.

“My clients would often ask me for advice outside of taxes”, states Angela, “They would ask how to protect their overall financial future”.

After spending countless hours of consulting, The Oakley Agency was born. With a tax preparation client base, well in the thousands nationwide including athletes and entertainers, Reed felt a great responsibility to educate her clients about basic day-to-day financial management. “The Oakley Agency is where all my financial abilities can be utilized to create financially adept lifestyles” she asserts.

Angela earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from DePaul University. Prior to A Lucrative Life and her successful entrepreneur endeavors, Angela held positions with some of the largest financial institutions in the country. She has an impressive wealth of knowledge in the areas of Accounting, Lending, Wealth Management, Financial Planning and Tax Preparation.

Angela spend time between homes in Chicago and the Buckhead area of Atlanta with her three children and her husband, NBA legend Charles Oakley.