Our team is our most valuable asset here at 45 Inc. We are proud to have a team that comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Want to be part of a winning team? Contact our HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRINARDO MCKENNEDY, PRESIDENT
Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
School: Georgia Tech, Southern PolyTech
Major: Computer Engineering
Civic Affiliations/Clubs/Sports: National Society of Black Engineers, Basketball, Alzheimer's Association
Favorite part of working at 45 Inc.: I enjoy the personal development of myself and my team. It feels so great to help a person bring out the best in themselves and get them to the next level of maturity, accountability, responsibility and an overall new awareness of themselves which gives them so much strength and confidence, even if they discover things about themselves that they don't like, because now they have a new awareness. awareness is a key element of change, growth, knowledge and understanding. I enjoy building people. it energizes me, which, in turn, makes me excited to work with the people that I choose to work with on a daily basis, and makes me want to give them my best. If I can help build great people, then that will lead to building a great business, a great family, a great son or daughter. My team will be great in each role that they play in their lives. that is what I love about working at 45, inc.
Favorite quote: tough times don't last, but tough people do.
Favorite book: No Excuses by Brian Tracy
Fun fact: I've been sky diving before!
Short Term Goals: Open 3 more offices by August 31, 2017
Long Term Goals: 7 years: be a great father and husband, have 23 locations throughout the country and internationally. Open a barbershop and a shoe store in Birmingham to bring exclusive sneakers and shoes to all who let their feet speak for them.
Hobbies: I enjoy playing Basketball, coaching basketball, fishing, listening to audio books, buying and reselling sneakers, and cutting hair.
ARDEN BLACKWELL, Human Resources Manager
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
School: Troy Univeristy
Major: Humanities & Leadership Development
Civic Affiliations: Alabama Humanities Foundation, Young Professionals -- Board Member; Homewood Arts Council -- Ward 2 Representative; Birmingham Urban League, Young Professionals
Favorite part of working at 45 Inc.: The high energy, smiling faces and positive vibes are what I enjoy most about working at 45 Inc., thus far!
Favorite quote: "Know thyself; then thou shalt know the universe and God." -- African Proverb
Favorite book: The Kybalion by Three Initiates
Fun fact: Taught Tweety Bird how to whistle! Founded ''The Unity Club'' during Senior year at my Alma Mater of Homewood High School in 2006!
Short Term Goals: The Complete Mastery of Self-Discipline
Long Term Goals: Total Financial Freedom & Humanitarian Philanthropy//Commercial Investing
Hobbies: Creating Music, Vintage Thrift Maven, Creative Place Making (Art & Music Festivals), Civic Engagement
Hometown: Cary, IL
School: University of Illinois Urban-Campaign
Clubs/Sports: Geology Club, Intramural Flag-football, play drums in 51st and Union
Favorite part of working at 45 Inc.: atmosphere, helping people, networking
Favorite quote: "Tough times don't last, tough people do."
Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite sports team: Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Bears
Fun fact: I like to Musky Fish, my biggest catch was 44 inches
Hometown: Harvard, IL
School: Western Illinois University
Clubs/Sports: Marketing club, National Broadcasting Society, American Marketing Association
Favorite part of working at 45 Inc.: Freedom
Favorite quote: "Never underestimate the power of dreams and influence of human spirit. the potential for greatness lives within each of us!" - Wilma Rudolph
Favorite book: The Alchemist
Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers
Fun Fact: I'm afraid of the dark
Hometown: Morton Grove, IL
School: Carthage College
Major: Political Science
Favorite part of working at 45 Inc.: freedom/experience
Favorite quote: "Hakuna matata."
Favorite book: The End of Jobs
Favorite sports team: Bulls
Fun Fact: I can do the worm