Maya’s Cookies, America’s #1 Black-Owned Gourmet Vegan Cookie Company, announces that John Salley, a multi-talented NBA player and entrepreneur, has joined the company as an advisor.
As a top NBA player, John Salley earned respect and notoriety by winning four championships with three different teams, including his role in the historic Bulls 1996 championship squad. Salley has had success in the entertainment industry as a television personality, including 7 years as the co-host of the Emmy-nominated, critically acclaimed The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net, and as a film actor, including a prominent role in an upcoming Disney film, since his retirement from the NBA in 2000.
Beyond sports and entertainment, John is a vegan and wellness champion who was recently honored at PETA’s 40th Anniversary Gala with the organization’s highest accolade. John was an early investor in Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) and previously served as the Vice President of Business Development for TIDL Sport, a line of CBD-enhanced recovery products for athletes.
“I first became aware of Maya’s Cookies because of PETA, I loved that her mission was to show that a plant-based diet does NOT have to be boring! I love innovators and I love working with winners, but what really blew me away was her work ethic, her commitment to giving back to the community, and her drive for excellence in her craft… I’m thrilled to be a part of this team. Can’t wait to see what’s possible together,” John Salley said.
“When we first started talking to John, I knew he was the right partner. His forward-thinking vision, deep connections, incredible charisma and business-savvy will surely help drive the next phase for Maya’s Cookies,” stated Maya Madsen, Founder and Owner of Maya’s Cookies.
John will advise Maya’s Cookies on investment, location strategy, channel distribution, and building brand recognition in new regions as part of the company’s growth plan.
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