From Nature to Nutrition: Neal Didonna’s Take on Outdoor Supplements

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In this conversation, Neal Didonna, the VP of Marketing at Mountain Ops, discusses the company’s mission to provide quality nutrition and supplements for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly hunters. He highlights the importance of partnerships and influencer marketing in their growth strategy, focusing on building an ecosystem of partners who align with their brand values.

Neal also emphasizes the need for adaptability and agility in marketing, as well as the importance of analyzing data and defining KPIs. Overall, the conversation showcases the unconventional journey and down-to-earth approach of Neal in his role as VP of Marketing. Neal shares his background in coaching and his transition to marketing. He discusses his career growth and the challenges he faced along the way.

Neal also provides insights into the current microeconomic status in the US and how it has affected his company. He highlights the importance of retention marketing and the evolving role of CMOs and VPs of Marketing.


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Guest: Neal Didonna, the VP of Marketing at Mountain Ops




  • Transitioning from one career to another is possible with determination and hard work.
  • Retention marketing is crucial for sustainable growth and building deeper relationships with customers.
  • CMOs and VPs of Marketing are becoming more like business operators, focusing on profitable growth and understanding the broader aspects of the business.
  • Effective communication in marketing involves breaking down complex concepts into simple terms.
  • Continuous learning and adaptability are essential for success in the marketing industry.


00:00 Introduction and Shared Interest in Mountain Biking

01:14 Introduction to Mountain Ops and its Mission

05:55 Marketing Channels and the Shift towards Partnerships

09:23 Exploring Offline Marketing Channels

10:09 The Importance of Testing and Adaptability in Marketing

11:18 The Power of Influencer Marketing and Endorsements

12:26 Qualifying and Building Partnerships

20:08 The Importance of Agility and Adaptability in Marketing

22:12 The Unconventional Journey to VP of Marketing

27:10 Career Growth and Challenges

29:01 Microeconomic Status in the US

32:29 Retention Marketing

36:36 Evolving Role of CMOs and VPs of Marketing

41:43 Tips for Marketing Professionals

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