In 2003, Marques Ogden was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman. After five years of playing in the league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting. Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Ogden learned to define his values and set goals.
Ogden attended Howard University from 1998 to 2002, where he played Division I football. Ogden then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, eventually getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. Overall, he played for five years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens, and Jaguars. Even during the off-season, Ogden helped train football players in Europe, both physically and mentally.
Following his NFL career at the age of 27, Ogden started Kayden Premier Enterprises, a construction company, in 2007, which quickly escalated to being a multi-million dollar construction firm. The company had fast growth in 2010, but eventually, in 2013, he was involved with a bad business deal, causing his business to go bankrupt, losing almost 2 million dollars on one project in a matter of 90 days.
During his darkest hours, he pulled himself together, got a part-time job as a custodian, and with hard work and determination, became an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others.
Ogden became a speaker to help others succeed where he failed. As a keynote speaker, executive coach, and corporate trainer, his passion is to create value for every client. His perseverance enabled him to bounce back, and now Ogden’s clients consist of AXA Advisors, The Home Depot, JP Morgan, and Chase, to name a few.