Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
— Michael Jordan

Our team is our most valuable asset here at 45 Inc Birmingham. We are proud to have a team that comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences.  Want to be part of a winning team?  Contact our HR team at hr@45incalabama.com.


WRINARDO MCKENNEDY, PRESIDENT

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia
School: Georgia Tech, Southern PolyTech
Major: Computer Engineering
Civic Affiliations/Clubs/Sports: National Society of Black Engineers, Basketball, Alzheimer's Association 

Biography: Wrinardo McKennedy was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and attended Georgia Tech. He studied computer engineering, but soon after graduating, he realized he wanted to work for himself and decided to pursue entrepreneurship. He took an entry level sales position with the goal of running his own sales and marketing firm. In 2008, he opened his first office in Milwaukee, WI. Due to his massive success working with AT&T, he was asked to expand to Chicago,  IL in 2009 and has been in Birmingham,  AL since 2016.

Wrinardo's main focus is developing other entrepreneurs and helping them run their own businesses. His ability to develop strong relationships as a coach and mentor has led him to expand the business to 4 additional locations. He is now pursuing his goal of becoming a consultant. 

Wrinardo has a passion for family, basketball, fashion (especially sneakers), social equality, and supporting other small businesses.  He has demonstrated track record of strong, sustained sales growth through mutually beneficial customer relationships, valued-added sales processes and recruitment and training of highly productive sales teams; providing a structured, effective method through which ambitious, like-minded people can succeed both professionally and personally.

Favorite part of managing 45 Inc Birmingham: I enjoy the personal development I witness in myself and my team.  It feels so great to help a person bring out the best in themselves and get them to the next level of maturity, accountability, responsibility and an overall new awareness of themselves which gives them so much strength and confidence, even if they discover things about themselves that they don't like,  because now they have a new awareness.  awareness is a key element of change, growth, knowledge and understanding.  I enjoy building people. it energizes me, which, in turn, makes me excited to work with the people that I choose to work with on a daily basis, and makes me want to give them my best. If I can help build great people, then that will lead to building a great business, a great family, a great son or daughter. My team will be great in each role that they play in their lives.  that is what I love about working at 45, inc. 


Favorite quote: tough times don't last, but tough people do. 
Favorite book: No Excuses by Brian Tracy
Fun fact: I've been sky diving before!
Short Term Goals: Open 3 more offices by December 31, 2019
Long Term Goals: 7 years: be a great father and husband, have 23 locations throughout the country and internationally.  Open a barbershop and a shoe store in Birmingham to bring exclusive sneakers and shoes to all who let their feet speak for them.
Hobbies: I enjoy playing Basketball, coaching basketball, fishing, listening to audio books, buying and reselling sneakers, and cutting hair.

Wrinardo President & CEO

President's Blogs

Freedom vs. Security

Freedom vs. Security

8 Things I've Learned In Business in 8 Years

8 Things I've Learned In Business in 8 Years

One Tweak that has Made a Difference in Your Life

One Tweak that has Made a Difference in Your Life


Zachary Sigler, assistant manager

Hometown: Cary, IL
School: University of Illinois Urban-Campaign
Clubs/Sports: Geology Club, Intramural Flag-football, play drums in 51st and Union


Favorite part of working at 45 Inc Birmingham: The atmosphere, helping people, networking
Favorite quote: "Tough times don't last, tough people do."
Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo
Favorite sports team: Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Bears
Fun fact: I like to Musky Fish, my biggest catch was 44 inches

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Jay Jacob, manager | Jackson, MS

Hometown: Harvard, IL
School: Western Illinois University
Major: Broadcasting/Business
Clubs/Sports: Marketing club, National Broadcasting Society, American Marketing Association

Favorite part of working at 45 Inc Birmingham: The freedom
Favorite quote: "Never underestimate the power of dreams and influence of human spirit. the potential for greatness lives within each of us!" - Wilma Rudolph
Favorite book: The Alchemist
Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers
Fun Fact: I'm afraid of the dark

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