Sitting across from me while getting a hair cut from the infamous Patrick Sidres, AKA PS Styles I met Leslie Green. Les became an instant friend and a mentor back in 2010 when we first met. He began to help shape the way I see the world.
I was still a young man and just wrapping up college with aspirations of working with the big boys and trying to make leaps. Les was already making his mark around Portland hard on the scene with the Wieden Kennedy, and Nike. We spoke about art, fashion, furniture, advertising, and what it means to be a man of color seeking dream opportunities. He always reminds me to bring knowledge and value to the tables that matter.
From South Central L.A. to heading the marketing team for Nike in South Africa. One must gain the knowledge necessary to be in a position to lead. Through trials, challenges, and growth and almost joining the military, Leslie was able to push through. Leading some of the most powerful marketing work from the TRUTH campaigns that we all know and remember to the Nike Tech Pack and ensuring sweatpants were a thing in the sportswear office.
Landing himself a coveted Marketing job through an ambitious mindset at Nike which takes him around the nation and across the world to lead a team in South Africa, then to Mexico. Having an eye for where to go next and how to elevate the people around him, Les has a unique perspective and a sensational story that will have you feel inspired and ready to empower your team and elevate your next move.
Host - Hussein Al-Baiaty Producer & Videographer - Alex Pryce Follow Leslie on instagram see what he's up to next @lesparrish Follow me your host @hussein.albaiaty