From Gang Member to Successful Executive: Meet APB's New Exclusive, Larry G. Miller
12 May 2022
Imagine having lived two lives: 1) A highly successful Black corporate executive 2) A former gang member who served multiple prison sentences. Larry G. Miller seemed like he had it all. With hard work, leadership skills and lots of smarts, he climbed the corporate ladder and had risen to the pinnacle of success: leading Nike’s Jordan Brand from a $150 million sneaker company to a $4 billion global apparel juggernaut. And yet for the past five-plus decades, he has also been haunted by a violent act he committed at just 16-years-old and the subsequent years he spent in prison—a fact that he kept secret after being turned down for a job because of his record.
After suffering for years, he realized he couldn’t keep hiding his past any longer. The result is a his new memoir, Jump: My Secret Journey from the Streets to the Boardroom, a story of redemption, a fight for criminal justice reform and a plan for helping other incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people successfully re-enter society.