Roger Gindlesperger Jr. and Marques Ogden

Grind Oral Care featured imageThere’s no better duo out there than having an athlete and a military veteran share a common mission through ambition, drive, and hard work. In today’s week of Tactical Leadership, I bring you a back-to-back interview with co-owners of Oral Care, Roger Gindlesperger Jr., and Marques Ogden. From a military and an athletic background, they will show us the dynamic and the synergy of two different disciplines in sharing a common goal of helping the community. The two definitely have overlapping qualities, and those are what will bring a new lifestyle toothpaste brand unlike any other on the market today. Let’s jump right in and see how a common household item can still bring change!

Tactical Friday: Rise, Grind, Repeat with Roger Gindlesperger Jr. and Marques Ogden

If something is different and unique, it doesn’t mean it can’t work. Sometimes, it’s the difference and uniqueness that make a big mark in the world.

Welcome back to today’s episode of Tactical Friday! I welcome back Marques Ogden and Roger Gindlesperger Jr. to talk about the concept of their brand “Grind Oral Care” and how the words “rise, grind, and repeat” are infused in their model.

They will also share what makes their toothpaste so special from the other brands and what they project Grind to be in the future. Let’s dive in and start to rise and grind!

[00:01 – 04:18] Opening Segment

  • If you have a platform and want content that DELIVERS, go over to!
  • I welcome back Roger and Marques
  • The true value of Grind Oral Care
  • A disrupter in the industry

[04:19 – 11:09] The Steps Behind Grind and its Future

  • Trajectory Preparation and attention to detail
  • Combining the 2 alternatives to fluoride
  • The idea of grinding through the process of life
  • Grind as a lifestyle brand

[11:10 – 12:33] Why Should We Buy the Toothpaste?

  • Accessibility to other options aside from fluoride and fluoride-free
  • See the links below to find out more about the toothpaste

[12:34 – 16:35] Closing Segment

  • See links below to find out more about Roger and Marques Roger’s recommended resources for transitioning
  • Facebook group Veterans in Business 
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes: 

  • “People need something positive to align themselves with.” – Marques Ogden
  • “People need to understand that if something is different and unique, doesn’t mean it can’t work.” – Marques Ogden

To connect with Roger and Marques, you can visit LinkedIn and Find out more about Grind Toothpaste through Instagram or by visiting

Athletes and Veterans Helping Communities through Oral Care with Roger Gindlesperger Jr. and Marques Ogden

[00:01 – 08:57] Opening Segment

  • If you have a platform and want content that DELIVERS, go over to!
  • I welcome today’s guests, Roger and Marques Roger: Air force veteran Marques: Pro NFL athlete
  • Has aligning mantras: Ambition, drive, and hard work
  • Taking Roger’s experiences in the military to the business
  • Crafting the culture of top performers

[08:58 – 20:07] The Concept of Rise, Grind, Repeat 

  • Roger talks about the military mindset and how it translated to the business world
  • Toothpaste and the luxury of a common household item
  • Supporting communities and helping people grow
  • Doing it for  the sake of purpose and mission
  • Getting into the MET (military entrepreneurship) program

[20:08 – 24:34] Mentorship and Recommended Resources

  • Business courses from universities
  • Marques talks about the importance of having a coach
  • Turning failure into success
  • Understanding what drives a business

[24:35 – 29:25] Closing Segment

  • What’s the legacy you’re wanting to leave the world
  • Roger: Grind as the next Unilever
  • See links below to connect with Roger and Marques
  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes: 

  • “If we build it with the right people, the right veteran, the right athletes, I think we’re gonna have a solid team going forward because they bring a unique skill set.” – Roger Gindlesperger Jr.
  • “Passion for me is when someone is willing to put their money where their mouth is, and actually roll up their sleeve, get their hands dirty and go to work.” – Marques Odgen
  • “You can’t expect people to bring it to you. You have to want the drive and the effort. You have to wanna make the passionate desire, turn that key into ignition and say ‘I wanna get this done.’” – Marques Ogden

To connect with Roger and Marques, you can visit LinkedIn and Find out more about Grind Toothpaste through Instagram or by visiting

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Zack sits down with CEO’s and experts to share tactical knowledge of how to become a better leader and create a more effective, safe environment for your team.  Zack offers consulting and podcast coaching and runs Knight Protection Services, LLC, a company that helps busy executives build a winning culture through safety and security.