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July 9, 2022

"Iron" Mike Steadman - Entrepreneur

"Iron" Mike Steadman - Entrepreneur

In this episode I sit down with “Iron” Mike Steadman and talk about people that have brought me here, Mike literally walked me right into the podcasting chair. Iron Mike has so many things going on it is challenging to write his intro but here we go, this could take a little while: Iron Mike is the CEO and Founder of Ironbound Media a Veteran-owned media company that creates, distributes, and grows podcast series for brands and organizations.  Mike is the CEO and Founder of Ironbound Boxing, a free boxing academy for inner city youth and adults located in Newark, NJ.


In this episode I sit down with “Iron” Mike Steadman and talk about people that have brought me here, Mike literally walked me right into the podcasting chair.  Iron Mike has so many things going on it is challenging to write his intro but here we go, this could take a little while: Iron Mike is the CEO and Founder of Ironbound Media a Veteran-owned media company that creates, distributes, and grows podcast series for brands and organizations.  Mike is the CEO and Founder of Ironbound Boxing, a free boxing academy for inner city youth and adults located in Newark, NJ.  

Mike is the host of multiple podcasts, Dog Whistle Branding, Confessions of a Native Son and the Transition.  Mike is a Hoover Veteran Fellow at Stanford University, a public policy think tank promoting the principles of individual, economic, and political freedom.  He is also the author of a new book “Black Veteran Entrepreneur '' which will be released fall 2022.  Mike is an Advisor and brand strategist for Dope Coffee a specialty coffee company based in Atlanta, GA. that is on a mission to show the world that premium coffee and Black culture go hand in hand. He has been a consultant for multiple corporations including WeWork, Spotify, & Estsy..  Mike is also a member of the Lion’s Pride, a cohort with a mission to powerfully and positively impact Veteran Founded CEO’s and small business CEO’s, located right here in the Tetons. 

Mike grew up in Tyler, TX and then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy where Mike was a three-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion.  After the Naval academy Mike served as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer with deployments to Afghanistan and Japan/Philippines. (Thank you for your service) Mike’s dedication to the community and his corporate partners is an unwavering reflection of his military background.  A champion for community, entrepreneurship, social impact, and economic development, Mike has established himself as a high-profile, relentlessly vocal advocate for Veterans and opportunity youth.  I first met Mike when I decided to start this podcast through a mutual friend Mark Fisher of Fisher Creative who we will get on the show eventually and is also a member of the Lion’s Pride.  It was an idea at the time when we first talked on the phone about a year ago, and now here we are.  Mike is the producer of this show, and it is an honor to be able to sit down today and spend some time today with Iron Mike.  We have yet to fish together, but we will, and I look forward to it. Mike currently resides in Newark, NJ with his girlfriend Symone.  Without further adieu please welcome Iron Mike Steadman to the show.

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