Affiliation: Jordan

Jason Mayden went from being Jordan Brand's first intern to one of its primary designers. From there, he became the Director of Innovation for Digital Sports, resulting in products like the Fuel Band. One of the best things about Nike is that it doesn't let people get too complacent or too settled. Could Mayden be the next Nike president? Why not? (He also helped design the Air Monarch, which may never earn a spot on a favorite list, but remains a bestseller.)