SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholars Wrap Up

???????????????????????????????  Head Shot Najduk  SAIL Venture Partners; headshots  KeenanLong NathanielWoo

With the inaugural SFIA Industry Leaders Summit two weeks away, we couldn’t be more excited to have the leaders of the sports and fitness industry in Baltimore to learn about where the future of our industry is headed and to discuss what they’re seeing from their own professional experiences. We’re also excited to have five very talented and goal-oriented young people attend in our Future Industry Leader Scholars. Alex Stone, Bob Najduk, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Keenan Long, and Nathaniel Woo have all proven themselves to be worthy of such an honor to be called Future Industry Scholars. From Isaiah’s past career as a former NFL player to Nathaniel competing in the Ironman, all five have a passion and desire for the sports and fitness industry. For this week’s post, we’re going to do a best-of summary from their individual Q&A sessions.

Continue reading


Future Industry Leader Scholars Profile: Bob Najduk

Head Shot Najduk

This summer, five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry were selected as the 2013 SFIA Future Industry Leader Scholarship recipients. All five of these recipients will be present at SFIA’s inaugural Industry Leaders Summit this coming September 25th-26th in Baltimore, MD.

Each of our scholarship recipients is incredibly talented and display an incredible amount of promise as they rise to the top of their field. In the next few weeks, SFIAinsider, in collaboration with SFIA Weekly, will be posting exclusive interviews with each of our five winners, in order of participant’s response. We are honored to have the opportunity to put them in the spotlight before the event.

This week, meet Bob Najduk, a native Michigander and Sr. Product Manager for  Johnson Health Tech. Continue reading to see the full interview.

Continue reading