#112 - Competitiveness in your 20s
with Keith Houlemard
🧠 For Episode #112, we spoke with Keith Houlemard, the Former President of Jordan Brand.
Keith spent 30 years at Nike and helped found Jordan Brand. He attended San Diego State University, where he earned a BS in Business Finance and played Aztec baseball. It was there that Keith realized his athletic passion, and made it a goal to have a career in the sports business.
His passion for sports led him to the Jordan Brand where he served as President from 2008-2012. With 25+ years at Nike and as VP/GM of Olympics, Keith led the Nike Brand through the Rio 2016 Games, which turned out to be an amazing success. With all of his travel to Rio these last few years he’s hoping the Portuguese he learned stays with him. His business focus is now on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, along with Strategic Projects that capture new opportunities for Nike. Keith then was VP/GM of Running for Nike Europe/Middle East/Africa before retiring from the company.
Keith is now busier than ever as a co-founder of the FOODe app.
🎙 In this episode we spoke about:
Lessons from Michael Jordan
Harnessing competitiveness in your 20s
The benefits of working at a startup in your 20s
🚀 On this week’s segment of Top 3 Things for Twenty-Somethings, we spoke about:
The Future of Twitter with Elon Musk in Charge
Quantum Technology in Chicago
Using Venmo to Purchase Items on Amazon