Business Development Speakers
Great Black Speakers wants to ensure the continual growth and development of your business by providing lectures that will guide you on formulating tasks and implementing strategies for effective results. Our business development speakers are experts in their fields and serve as specialists to better assist you in strengthening your business plan and expanding your marketability.
Financial Guru and Founder of Optimum Capital Management, LLC
Ryan Mack PresidentThe Optimum Capital Management, Inc.Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond.Ryan Mack is graduated from the University of Michigan Business School (ranked number one in the country) with a concentration in Finance. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest ...
The Marketing Powerhouse specializing in Talent Acquisition
Jeannetta (Jaybee) Nickelson Jeannetta “Jaybee” Nickelson is a Marketing professional specializing in Talent Acquisition. After spending the early part of her career as a Recruiting Manager for a global BPO overseeing multiple offices and teams, Jaybee developed an interest in assisting others in the achievement of both short and long-term goals while also instilling within Professionals the courage to succeed.Jaybee is known for...
Change in Order to Survive...The Professional and Personal Challenges of Starting a Business in a Recession
Michael Graves Please allow me to introduce myself as Michael A. Graves. I am a Business Development and Communications Executive, as well as a Sports Radio Talk Show Host. I am seeking speaking engagements where I can share my story and experience over the past 25 years. My topics center around, how to best monetize the strength of one’s network and personal brand at scale, while overcoming challenges; business, personal, f...
Founder of Great Black Speakers Bureau, and Leading Entrepreneurship & Personal Achievement Expert
- 100 Black Men, Alpha Phi Alpha, Black Student Union , Business Development, Business School, College Orientation, College Success, Discovering your Passion, Entrepreneurship, NPHC Fraternities/Sororities, High Achieving Youth, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Networking, NSBE, Personal Productivity , STEM, Technology, Upward Bound, Young Black Men, Youth Entrepreneurship
- $2,500 - $5,000
Lawrence Watkins Lawrence is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...
Stedman lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership.
Stedman Graham Stedman has built a strong reputation for helping corporations, organizations, and individuals succeed. He is the Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm based in Chicago.As an educator and speaker, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and educational organizations worldwide on the topics of identity development and leadership. Graham considers it’s hi...
Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), Past President of the National Speakers Association, and Current President of the Global Speakers Association.
Lenora Billings-Harris Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Her ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable “how to’s” have enabled her to help organizations intentionally create and sustain inclusive work cultures that challenge each individual to accelerate their efforts tow...
Venture Capitalist and Incoming President of the National Association of Investment Companies.
Robert L. Greene (Bob) Robert is an accomplished business executive, investment professional, public servant, and philanthropist with deep expertise and broad experience at transforming opportunities into successes! Bob is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners; a leading venture capital firm focused on multistage equity investments in high growth segments of the Media & Communications industry. Bob leads Syncom’s Investor Re...
Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee.
Deborah J. Mitchell Most recently Deborah was the Executive Producer of Arise On Screen, a 30 minute weekly socially interactive movie review show on Arise TV. The network airs nationally and internationally via SKYTV. Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee...
Ignite your reality check with the mastery of how to gain wealth using your own skills and abilities.
Veronica M. Brooks Veronica was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, although she considers Jacksonville, Florida, as her home station, after living there for over 20 years. She completed an Associate of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida State College, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a Dual Master’s degree in Business Administration Management and Human Resource Management.Her personal deco...
Dubroy has managed a meteoric career path working as a professor, university administrator, business visionary and co-owner, non-profit co-founder, and one of the nation's youngest college president.
Dr. Tashni Dubroy Dr. Dubroy is Shaw’s 17th president. Dubroy, a Shaw graduate, is the third alumnus, third female and the second youngest person to serve as Shaw’s president.Dubroy, 34, began her career as a research scientist at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company. She quickly ascended the ranks, receiving two promotions in two years. She served as a global technology analyst and procurement manager at the company, wher...
Founder & CEO of Black MBA Women, Speaker, Writer, Lecturer, Advocate for Women, and Independent Strategic Marketing Consultant in New York City, helping luxury, beauty and entertainment clients with a range of marketing initiatives.
Daria Burke Daria is a luxury marketing and brand strategist. Through Burke Luxe Lab, Daria offers strategic marketing, branding and business strategy services to emerging and established beauty, fashion, retail, design and consumer-driven companies. She brings more than 12 years of experience in developing winning brands and executing successful marketing campaigns across broadcast, print, online.A passionate speaker, writer an...
Successful entrepreneur and author who specializes in giving people practical steps to achieve greatness in business and life.
Kevin D. Johnson Kevin, 34, President of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on ...
Author • Franchisor • Entrepreneur
Donnie P. Donnie, an entrepreneur and native of Jeanerette, Louisiana, realized early in his professional business career that he was equipped with the necessary drive and determination that would allow him to start businesses—from the ground up—without any money. He used these tools and, immediately upon graduation from Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he established Community Case Management, an ado...
CEO • Attorney • Consultant • Entrepreneur • Mentor • Community Advocate • Legacy Builder teaching individuals How to create their own success & reach their full potential
Jamal Jackson JD|MBA is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. He is the CEO & Managing Attorney of Jackson Corporate Law Offices and a Co-Founder/Business Consultant of Initiative Consulting Group LLC. Receiving his Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration Degrees from Creighton University in May of 2012, Jamal has worked in the field of legal as well as business consulting for individuals and businesses.At the age of 25 Jamal had ...
Empowering corporations, organizations, entrepreneurs and leaders to reach their full potential
Arthur Milton Porter III Arthur is a premier speaker that is guaranteed to inform, entertain and empower your audience. Arthur is the CEO of Kingdom Associates, a firm dedicated to helping others to reach their maximum potential. He is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience of helping thousands of aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to start of grow their businesses. He speaks nationally and internationally on entrepre...
Entrepreneur, President and Founder of Key Financial Services, LLC, a Southfield Michigan based consulting firm which specializes in business development, taxation and credit defense and restoration.
Aaron L. Sanders, Jr. For more than 24 years Aaron Sanders along with his talented staff have assisted countless taxpayers to properly prepare and reduce tax burdens, improve and protect personal and business credit while offering legal defenses against IRS levies & garnishment through tax strategies that are geared to reduce personal debt and income tax by promoting, teaching and assisting individuals on starting their own home...
Owner and Designer of luxury brand, Tori Soudan Shoe Collection • International business/finance expert • Alumna of Spelman College
Tori Soudan “There are two moments in a woman’s life when her style will make an impact on others – the moment she walks into a room and the moment she walks out. In both instances her shoes will be of great significance.” - Tori SoudanExceptional artisanship, striking patterns and a radiant display of colors are the marks of a Tori Soudan shoe.Born with an entrepreneurial spirit and an eye for the exquisite, Tori intuitively fe...
International Human Resources Executive focusing on Career Development, Leadership Development, Strategic Workforce Planning & Talent Management. Sought after international speakers with over 25 global speaking engagement from Africa & Middle East.
Ron Thomas Ron is the Managing Director, StrategyFocused Group-MENA, based in Dubai. He is also a senior faculty member and representative of the Human Capital Institute [ hci.org ] covering the MENA region He was formerly CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and former CHRO based in Riyadh. Ron holds certifications from the Human Capital Institute as Global Human Capital Strategist [ GHCS ], Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), St...
Using his story from the grasslands of Africa to Wall Street, Jeff speaks on succeeding in the face of challenges, student success and unleashing potential.
- Academic, At Risk Youth, Attitude, Black History Month, Black Men , Business Development, Business Executive, Campus Activity, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, College Success, Corporate Leadership, Economic Development, Personal Development, Student Affairs, Success, Youth Motivational
- $5,000 - $10,000
Dr. Jeff Kaluyu was born in a small poor village in Africa. His biggest dreams as a little boy were those of his grandfather. He dreamed of owning many animals and taking them to the grazing fields to show off the numbers himself. He wanted to be the one to name his cows and goats according to their behaviors and control them, just like his grandfather.As he grew older he realized that his grandfather’s dreams were limited and he was li...
Startup Advisor at StartupExpert.us
Dezmon Landers Dezmon is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA. Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realiz...
Founder of The Art of Applying and CEO of Crazy Girl Nation
Kaneisha Grayson Kaneisha is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who provides practical tips for achieving one’s dreams despite the odds. She founded her business “The Art of Applying” to coach non-traditional applicants as they apply to top MBA and other graduate programs. She uses the power of effective storytelling to propel people to achieve their most audacious goals and dreams. Kaneisha Grayson has been featured on MBAPodcaster as ...
LEADERSHIP EXPERT & REVENUE GROWTH STRATEGIST, INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DISCOVER HOW A LEADERSHIP EXPERT CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR SALES, PRODUCTIVITY, AND RELATIONSHIPS There is a sense of calm, clarity, and worldly wherewithal when a true leader speaks. Their words hit the rawest nerves, propel you to climb that one last step, and ultimately reintroduce you to the power from within. These are the qualities that Garth Vickers so effortlessly emanates the moment he steps on stage. Meet Garth: he’s got...
Dr. Ashley is an author, speaker, trainer and coach who uses the power of motivation, inspiration and affirmation to both add value and move leaders and youth to realize their worth and move from surviving to thriving and from success to significance.
- At Risk Youth, Black History Month, Business Development, Career, College Leadership, College Motivational, Diversity, Domestic Violence, Education, Entrepreneurship, High School Motivational, Inspirational, Leadership, Marketing, Mentorship, Motivational, NAACP, Networking, Personal Development, Professional Development, Success, Women in Business
- $2,500 - $5,000
Dr. Kecia M. Ashley Dr. Ashley comes from a family of educators and has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, school and district-level administrator, consultant, and college professor. She is originally from Mississippi, but she currently resides in Alabama.Dr. Ashley is the founder of Kecia Ashley Enterprises, Professional Leadership Academy, My Purpose Academy and God’s Daughter which is a non-profit o...
Actor • Model • Phlianthropist • Your Renaissance Man
Kevin Navayne Kevin is a Jamaican born American model, film & television actor as well as a director & producer. Navayne began his career in 2000 as an extra on the HBO movie Disappearing Acts starring Wesley Snipes, and Sanaa Lathan. After the movie aired Navayne was spotted by modeling agent Beth Ann Moore and thus began his modeling career. He has modeled for the likes of Ralph Lauren, IZOD, Nautica, La Coste, Sean John, Roc a...