[ Our Values ]


Our customers are the reason we are here. As we continue to
grow, it’s important to remember we were born out of the idea that our communities
deserve a better shopping experience.

As a brand ambassador it’s important to represent the passion we share for life,
family, and of course – sneakers. That’s the S.O.L.E. of Jako.


[ Our Values ]


With us, the sky’s the limit. We believe everyone has the potential for
greatness, and we want to help you achieve that greatness. By approaching challenges
with determination and a willingness to learn, you’ll find the possibilities are endless.


[ Our Values ]


Our foundation is built upon taking care of our own.
Maintaining a supportive work environment based on respect is still our top priority.
We’re constantly searching for new ways to better the lives of our team because when
you’re happy, so are we! Spend some time with us and you’ll see we’ve got your back.


[ Our Values ]


Embracing and the willingness to drive innovation is the key to staying
relevant. We plant our digital footprint by using cutting edge technology, but the concept
of forward thinking goes deeper than that. Every action has a reaction, so by asking
our employees how they can make other team member’s day easier or how they can build
and maintain a relationship with a customer, which helps us as a whole get to the next level.


[ Our Values ]


We take pride in strengthening the areas we serve by offering
promising career paths and supporting local charitable organizations. When a community
welcomes us in, they are getting much more than just a sneaker store, they’re getting a
neighbor who cares! After all, this is our home too.

Our Playground

Our roots are embedded in Philadelphia, the corporate headquarters is located in the Northeast section of the city. The UBIQ and KicksUSA stores are our playground.



Founded in 2002, Jako Ent prides itself on providing its communities in Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas with urban footwear, apparel and career opportunities with our two brands: Ubiq and KicksUSA. Since opening our first location at the Rising Sun Plaza in Philadelphia, we have expanded our reach along the East Coast to 40+ locations in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Our stores offer family-friendly customer service with the latest styles in urban footwear and apparel for the entire family.


We provide the latest styles from Nike, Jordan, adidas, Timberland, Puma, Vans and many more. Our main goal is to guarantee a satisfactory shopping experience for every customer. We do this by keeping you up-to-date with the most current urban lifestyle content and the latest sneaker releases through our stores, main website, and social media. Our brand is built on respect and dedication.


Customers are the top priority at Jako Ent. Our team members are always focused on the needs of the cutomers. We treat our customers equally with respect. We want our stores to be a place of comfort, a local convenient retail experience for all families and sneakerheads alike.



John Lee

Founder & CEO

George Deitzer

VP of Real Estate

Marty Badour

VP of Stores

Chris Roantree

Director of Finance

Jenn Schimpf

VP of Digital

Doree Sanger


Cesar Vizcarrondo

Director of Marketing

Join The Team

We offer a comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to providing exceptional benefits to both our full-time and part-time employees.

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  • Paid Time Off/Sick Leave
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Discount Tickets to Tickets at Work
  • Home & Auto Insurance Discounts (Liberty Mutual)
  • Federal Credit Union
  • Job Training Classes
  • Leave of Absence Programs
  • Paid Volunteer Opportunities
  • Team Member Discount
  • Team Member Appreciation Days
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Exciting Store Contest & Recognition
  • Aflac
  • 401k
  • Flexible Spending Account


Offered through Aetna for you and your dependants. The following options are available:

  • Consumer Driven High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) option
  • Managed Choice Plan (QPOS)


  • Offered through Aetna for you and your dependants.


  • Offered through VSP for you and your dependants.

Life and AD&D

  • Offered through Cigna.



With growth comes opportunities and there is nothing more exciting than a Kicks Grand Opening! Every store we open means opportunities and growth within the communities we serve. Available store positions include

  • Store Management
  • Cashiers
  • Stock
  • Sales Associates

Refer a Friend (Current Staff Only)


Know someone who wants to join our team? Click below to email your referral information. Be sure to include your referral’s name, contact information, and the position and location for which you are referring him or her.

  • DM/Home Office Management – $750
  • Support/Administrative – $500
  • Head Managers, SMIT – $500
  • Assistant Managers – $300
  • Stock, Cashiers – $200

Refer a Friend

Summer Intern Program

In 2016, we are seeking qualified candidates for Store Sales Associates. Gain work experience in a fast-paced trend setting retail environment while earning income. Interns will participate in weekly workshops to learn about retail and business, personal money management, and career development.
Interns will work in store locations in either the Philadelphia and North Jersey area.
This is an opportunity for you to learn about our amazing company and develop real hands-on experience in our stores.

2016 Summer Intern Program Requirements

  • Must be between the ages of 16 -21 years of age to apply
  • Ability to commit to 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Desire to succeed
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Activities will include

  • Weekly discussions with members of our Stores and Home Office
  • An in-store experience where you will learn the S.O.L.E. of Kicks!
  • An end of summer presentation to our Buying and Marketing team
  • Merchandise discount after 30 days

Apply for the Summer Intern Program


KICKS USA is a specialty retailer offering the best in urban fashion. Since opening our first store at Rising Sun Plaza in Philadelphia in 2002, KICKS USA has been providing the latest in urban apparel and athletic footwear, paired with family-friendly customer service. Other locations soon followed, with KICKS USA spreading its reach along the East Coast through 40+ stores and growing.

Just like our extraordinary retail stores, we continue to bring the latest sought-after brands to our customers online at KICKSUSA.com. Updated on a regular basis with the most current urban lifestyle content available, KICKSUSA.com provides easy and convenient shopping.

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