MJ Warner, Chairman and CEO of Don't Break the Bond, was born into a life most inner city kids can only dream of. As a kid he had everything he wanted, until the day his mother was arrested as the first female drug kingpin in the country and his substance abusing father was taken into federal custody. Suddenly he was left behind at the age of nine with no one to help him with the essentials of life, like: homework, being read to at night, or having transportation to sports games. The only thing he had to count on were the letters and continued support he received from his mother while she was in prison.
In spite of all the hardships he endured as a child, MJ has become a success story for people everywhere. He owes his success to the communication, love, and bonding relationship he maintained with his mother while she was in prison.
As an adult, MJ wanted to give other kids the opportunity to maintain a close relationship with their incarcerated parents, as well as provide support and encouragement for those who need it most. This is why he founded Don't Break the Bond.
MJ was a Walnut Ridge High School National Honor Student, graduated amongst the top of his class, and was a nationally recruited high school athlete. He holds an Undergraduate and Graduate degree in Sports Administration from The Ohio University. He received a Full Academic scholarship for Graduate school, and was a National College Honor Society member. And last year he received his Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University, while working full time.
MJ began his professional career with HealthPoint as a Medical Device Sales Representative where he spent over two years selling medical products to hospitals and surgeons. During his tenure at HealthPoint he was very successful at exceeding sales goals and building relationships with surgeons and hospital staff. Following his success at HealthPoint, MJ began his employment at Cardinal Health in January 2008 as a Surgical Sales Representative, selling medical products to hospital Operating rooms.
His hobbies are Basketball, Golf, spending time with his family and friends, and trying to do what he can to make a change in society by providing resources for children with incarcerated parents.