about Us

OUR TEAM

NUMBER 1 DRAFT PICK was founded on the desire to make amazing sports gear. Athletic wear that provides compression and wicks perspiration off an athlete’s skin, rather than absorb it. Our apparel is designed to work with the body to regulate temperature and enhance performance. Founded in 2014 by Emmanuel Pierre-Louis, N1DP picks up where its competitor's left off in the performance apparel arena. Offering trendy sports gear, at an affordable price, our goal has been to create athletic wear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of games, practices or workouts, and in any season or weather conditions. With our diverse product assortment for men, women and children, N1DP has surpassed its goals. No longer does anyone have to pay a fortune for quality and style. N1DP has changed the game. Simply put, in the words of its proud Founder, Emmanuel Pierre-Louis; NUMBER 1 DRAFT PICK is the best darn sports gear. Period.

EMMANUEL PIERRE -LOUIS
CEO, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF N1DP

It all starts with a dream and Number1Draft Pick is the embodiment of that dream by its Founder, Emmanuel Pierre-Louis. He believes that striving to be the best is not only a mindset...but a lifestyle. Inspired by his love for fitness, Emmanuel's vision for N1DP.com was to create a revolutionary line that would keep athletes warm, dry and light in every weather condition. For all athletes; no matter your age, preferred sport or athletic prowess. Apparel worn and loved by Major Leaguers and Little Leaguers. Loved and worn by NBA, NFL and NHL athletes and every kid who inspires to be like them. When asked what his long-term goal is with N1DP, Emmanuel says matter-of-factly: "To make sure that EVERYONE feels proud to wear our products. The goal is not to convince people that they're going to be a NUMBER 1 DRAFT PICK, but to let everyone know that if your efforts are that of a NUMBER 1 DRAFT PICK, or you're just in the backyard playing a pick-up game with your daughter or son, then you're already considered a part of the N1DP family. I take pride in the fact that, every individual piece produced by N1DP is a reflection of my pursuit to help every athlete put their best foot forward. The only thing left, is for you to go get it."

TAMEKA PIERRE-LOUIS
Sr. Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Tameka Pierre-Louis, Assoc. AIA is responsible for overseeing the brand management to deliver a compelling consumer experience at retail and online. Aside from transforming the digital landscape to increase the company’s market share, her expertise in engineering seamless marketing programs tailored to fully support all sales channels, is geared to propel N1DP as a brand, to levels previously unseen in sportswear and athletic apparel.

RAY LEWIS
Director of Sales

Ray Lewis leads consumer sale channels throughout North America and Canada. Ray has served as a senior level product inspector for the City of New York. He has overseen mulit-million dollar installations in the furniture & technology industries. His attention to detail and his innate sense of knowing just what the consumer is looking for, has helped change the landscape of the N1DP customer globally.

MARTINE MERILUS
Executive Administrative Assistant

Martine is responsible for managing the daily operations of the N1DP headquarters, located in NYC. Martine offers a vast array of administrative support to the leadership team on the east coast. With additional offices now in Raleigh, NC, and warehouse operations in Long Island and New Jersey, he has proven to be a great asset to the N1DP team.