Jerone Dodd Jr leads the company and was the original founder of Hangtime, LLC, which had achieved notable visibility in Japan, where Mr. Dodd lived and played professional basketball for 8 years. He is also the founder of STEAM Teams Academics, Team Menfes and co-founder of Digital Dance Culture and the Menfes Interactive brand. A Morehouse graduate, Jerone’s passion for building business and his interpersonal and networking skills have forged the unity of UPG executives and many beneficial partnerships abroad and domestically. Jerone has experience in many fields of the sports industry from player, liaison and consultant to supplier and management. He also is active in the community through NPO board memberships and educational initiatives. Mr. Dodd is an advocate of sustainable and progressive systems and consistently strives to build UPG’s executive leadership, brand and market share. Jerone is the visionary behind UPG’s overall structure and strategy and has established a company culture based on the principles of integrity and transparency.
Jerone also has experience as a sports radio personality, interviewing professional athletes and industry members. He is the Founder and Chairman of UBA Reason Foundation, an NPO dedicated to international exchange in mediums of sports, arts, technology and education.