Michaelene Cadiz is the Owner and CEO of MAD Product Innovations, a multi-brand design and manufacturing company, producing modern and innovative products across fashion and lifestyle.
With nearly fifteen years of marketing and advertising experience, she has developed an expertise in building business, having led multi-platform communication strategies that have proven successes elevating marquee brands amongst consumers with direct revenue generation.
Michaelene spent thirteen years at COX Media Group, leading the corporation’s high-profile marketing and promotional initiatives for a roster of principal clients. She rapidly rose through the ranks as she continued to spearhead award winning strategies that amplified the company’s transition into the digital era. In 2012, she decided that it was time to take her knowledge to build a brand of her own. Thus, MAD Product Innovations was formed.
MAD Product Innovation’s original and leading brand, Bazzle Baby, is a design baby accessory and lifestyle brand offering innovative products designed with the modern family in mind. In just seven years, Michaelene has transformed Bazzle Baby into a multi-national Juvenile Industry authority, expanding the brand to leading digital E-Commerce platforms, specialty boutiques, and Big Box retailers across the Nation and Canada.
Michaelene has been featured in various business and trade publications including Forbes and Vogue Business and has been recognized professionally for top career achievements and milestones. Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious HBIF award that recognized her and Bazzle Baby as a trailblazing Hispanic professional and brand, respectively.
Personally, Michaelene identifies strongly with her Puerto Rican heritage, having been born and raised in a bi-cultural household in Tampa, Florida and is a proud member of the LGBTQAI Community. Michaelene received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Jacksonville University, where she was a collegiate athlete for the women’s soccer team. She credits her success to the meaningful relationships that she has fostered over the years, both professionally and personally, and hopes to continuously inspire women as we enter a new period of female-led empowerment and business. Michaelene resides in Neptune Beach, FL with her partner, Marit Foss.