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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Jul 28, 2018

Episode 100!! Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey in talking with amazing, inspiring, creative people. In this episodes, I had the pleasure of sitting down with current CEO and Co-founder of Super Heroic, Jason Mayden. 

Jason and I met briefly while he was in Raleigh, NC to speak at the city's Small Business Week Kick-Off where I brought my sons to hear his inspiring message of entrepreneurship, design, fatherhood and play.

In his previous role at Nike, Jason Mayden oversaw the design and execution of all conceptual products, data driven
innovations and inline lifestyle and performance product for Jordan Brand, as the Senior Global Design Director.

Jason Mayden Super Heroic

During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performances products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan.

Super Heroic Inc. a business focused on creating quality play performance product, technology and services for elementary school aged children and families.

Jason and I discuss;

  • His experience growing up in Chicago and the inspiration of the Michael Jordan era
  • His experience and evolution while at Nike
  • His Passion for gym shoes...tennis shoes, kicks, you get it :)
  • Leaving Nike and starting his own brand, Super Heroic
  • Magic Johnson becoming an investor
  • Best business advice
  • and much more!!
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