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Santa Monica, CA, United States, 2013/07/30 - Rodney A. Bell, CEO of Hone and Strop is very pleased to announce that Hone and Strop has appointed former NBA great, Charles D. Smith to our Board of Directors - HoneAndStrop.com.
Announcing NBA Legend Joins the Board of Hone and Strop
Rodney A. Bell, CEO of Hone and Strop is very pleased to announce that Hone and Strop has appointed former NBA great, Charles D. Smith to our Board of Directors. “Board members play an important role in our company as they help us better understand the national marketplace, assess financial conditions that will continue to strengthen our company, and share business practices that keep us focused on building a world class brand”.
Charles D. Smith, Jr. is currently the Chairman/CEO of the Professional Basketball Alumni Association (“PBAA”) which represents former NBA Players world-wide in the areas of promotions, merchandising and licensing. The PBAA’s mission is to create financial, charitable and educational opportunities for its clients and world-wide neighbors by using the game of basketball as a bridge for cultural exchange.
Highly acclaimed for his business insight, Smith is publicly recognized for his experience in sports, marketing and technology; he provides strategy and offers guidance to individuals and businesses interested in structuring new sound and effective revenue models.
Smith’s last position was the Executive Director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. Under his leadership, the organization was restructured and met all of its required goals and objectives.
A pioneer in the technology industry, in 1997 Smith developed and still owns several prestigious Customizable Video Based Application Technology patents used in providing content media management services for companies through his business, formerly known as New Media Technology, where Smith was the Founder and CEO.
Charles D. Smith was a US Olympian and during his NBA career he filled the position of First Vice President specifically created for him by The NBA Players Association. Additional honors include recognition by Urban Profile Magazine as a winner of the 1992 “30 Under Thirty” Entrepreneur Contest, the 2003 "Top 40 under 40" Entrepreneurs in the state of New Jersey by NJ Biz Magazine. Through Smith’s vast knowledge, he has been invited to participate in discussions hosted by some of the most prestigious companies, such as the Forbes CEO Forum, General Electric and the Milken Institute.
Hone & Strop (honeandstrop.com), with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. is a refined, lifestyle inspired, men's skin care company that develops solutions for men to enjoy the highest standards of grooming and personal care. We are a lifestyle brand that celebrates what it means to be a gentleman. Hone & Strop represents a standard of living and grooming excellence established through the long-standing traditions of the refined and the extraordinary.