It’s not every day that you see a former NBA All-Star athlete achieve as much success off the court as they had accomplished on the court after an impressive collegiate and professional basketball career. While fans were watching Jamal Mashburn’s on the court achievements, very few were familiar with his extensive involvement in multi-industry investments. The Harlem, NY native received his Doctorate of Humanities from the University of Kentucky in 2013, further affirming his status as a highly valued entrepreneur, philanthropist, and corporate strategist.
Renowned for his work in media, sports and the entertainment sectors, Mashburn is a skilled leader who has assembled business teams armed for growth in administration, finance, project management, insurance, waste management, real estate, hotel development, quick service restaurants, marketing, block chain and cryptocurrency. His business acumen extends to the financial and market analysis of auto dealerships and buy-sell negotiations at the domestic and international levels. Defined by core values such as integrity, honesty and efficiency, Mashburn’s strengths in capital fundraising, team and culture development contribute to the success of his many initiatives.
A proven business owner and operator, Mashburn’s knowledge of capital markets, retail experience and M&A allows him to manage an ever growing and diverse asset portfolio that includes: Toyota and Lexus dealerships and their commercial properties throughout the U.S.; over 100 Papa John’s Pizza franchises; JAM Distribution; Bluegrass Sotheby’s International Realty; Burn Boot Camp fitness operations; and Anytime Waste Systems and Wasteology. Mashburn’s vast operational experiences have also honed his skills in finance, marketing, supply chain and digital currency.
A highly coveted strategic thinker, Mashburn’s current board seats include Revolution Global(cannabis industry), All Scope (marketing), E-Coach (sports technology), CounterPointe Sports (crypto currency/blockchain), McClatchy Publishing Co. (Media), and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. A resident of Miami, Florida, Mashburn is also on the board of Endeavour Miami where he provides advice on their global movement to empower and accelerate the growth of high impact entrepreneurs in the technology space. Mashburn was on the Board of Directors of the National Forest Foundation and on the Advisory Board of the Central Bank & Trust Company in Lexington, KY.
Mashburn is an extremely civic minded individual who believes in giving back to the community. Before signing his first professional basketball contract in 1993, he began his philanthropic efforts by donating $500,000 to establish and endow the Mashburn Scholarship Fund at the University of Kentucky, Mashburn is also a Founding Member, Officer and Director of The MAP Foundationand Mashburn Family Foundation, two initiatives designed to work with at risk kids by providing mentoring, scholarships and other resources.
At the close of the 2006 NBA season, Jamal Mashburn officially retired from professional basketball after 13 stellar years. He has since been an invaluable thought leader, strategist and public speaker for Fortune 500 audiences. Most importantly, he is enjoying being a father to his two children, Taylor and Jamal Jr. Raised by his mother Helen, Mashburn developed a love for operations by watching her manage the books for the NYC Housing Authority. A consummate professional, Mashburn combines affable charm, star quality and team-first attitude to achieve success in his business endeavors and personal life.