Karlos Dansby, an 11-year NFL veteran linebacker currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals has a vision for life after football. His vision revolves around entrepreneurship and reliance upon self. Dansby expressed these sentiments during a sit down with PNE Founder Guy Troupe at the start of his tenth NFL season. His business, Montez Renault, is built behind the well-known sports phraseology: “you look good–you feel good–you feel good, you play good.” Dansby and his former college teammate at Auburn University, Chris Butler, decided to build their men’s grooming line true to their healthy-living ideology. Their hair, body and skin care products are crafted from the highest quality ingredients and based in sound science.
“Hard work, determination and strategic planning will take Dansby and Montez Renault to the next level,” says Dansby. At the start of the 2014 NFL season, he leveraged his network and sent approximately 2,000 active and practice squad players a grooming package with soaps, shaving creams, shampoo, conditioner and lotions. The response resulted in several players and NFL coaches joining the Montez Renault family as loyal “paying” customers.
Dansby knows that his NFL playing career is coming to an end soon, and is excited about his new role as president and chief brand ambassador. His approach to business is similar to his approach to football. He expects to win and knows that his off-the-field career will outperform and last longer than his playing career.