Kevin Moran and Matt Lombardi never imagined they would one day be in the CBD business–also known as cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis plants. After all, they had been pro athletes.
In 2010 Moran, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the ninth round by the Chicago White Sox. Lombardi, a hockey standout, won two National Championships with Boston College in 2008 and 2010 and spent two years with the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations.
Yet in 2018, Moran and Lombardi founded beam, a Massachusetts-based wellness company offering organic CBD products that are 100% free of pesticides, metals, additives and most importantly, THC. “It’s a natural extension of us,” explains Lombardi. “Helping people to live happier, healthy lives.”