The INCLUDED series features people of color sharing their personal financial journeys..
Our guests will share their thoughts, feelings, and first memories as it relates to how they view money and so much more.
Legacy Is Our Key To Wealth with Calvin Williams
Recruited by the Department of Defense at 17 to build Top Secret computer programs, went on to become one of the youngest Directors at Lincoln Financial Group, standing up their Digital Project Management Office. Williams is a multiple 40 under 40 award winner, with the most recent a 2021 40 Under 40 Award from InvestmentNews. Born in Laurel, MD now splitting his time between Charlotte and Raleigh, NC.
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Africa's Wealth w Phyllis Mburu
Phyllis is the Head of Partner Donor Relations at Impact Africa Network, a nonprofit startup studio on a mission to ensure that young African talent participates in the digital transformation of Africa as creators and owners. In this role, Phyllis strategically leads partnerships development and directs fundraising activities such as campaigns, and leads the fundraising team. She has collectively 6 years’ work experience specifically in partnerships development and project management.
Learn More About Impact Africa here and follow them on social media here.
Be sure to keep up with Phyllis on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The Intersection of Wealth & Sports
Scott Rochelle was named President and CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association in March 2018, after serving one year as an Interim. He previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Partnership Development / General Counsel, and Vice President of Membership, Programming, and Chapter Development.
In his role as President and CEO, Rochelle oversees the Retired Players Association’s day-to-day operations, including securing new cutting-edge partnerships for former players to thrive and prosper. In addition, he continues to strengthen and foster the association’s local chapters which has expanded to 12 cities during his tenure as President and CEO. At 38, Rochelle, is a rising star in the basketball world, working closely with the NBA executive team to guide revenue-generating and philanthropic programs that involve the greatest names in the NBA.
He is re-writing the business strategy of the Retired Players Association and has the support of the NBA and NBPA. Rochelle has also been instrumental in the development of new content platforms aimed at targeting younger, newly retired players. These initiatives include the creation of a monthly podcast, an aggressive social media strategy and the creation of a new publication titled, Legends Magazine, the official publication of former NBA and WNBA players.
Prior to joining the Retired Players Association in 2013 as Vice President of Membership, Player & Chapter Development, Rochelle served as an attorney for six-years with Querrey & Harrow, leading the Sports and Entertainment practice group with a focus on professional athlete business advisement, contract and endorsement representation. Rochelle is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his Master’s in Education and a law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Keep up with Scott at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-rochelle/
Tech & Wealth with Dennis Schultz
I had the chance to chat with my good friend and tech genius Dennis Schultz who shares his personal money story as we also dive into how tech also leads to wealth creation for black and brown communities.
Dennis Schultz is the Executive Director of the Blacks In Technology Foundation, an organization that boasts the largest network for Black technology professionals. Dennis has over 25 years of experience in tech serving in a variety of roles including, enterprise sales, business development, customer success, and consulting. Dennis’ experience includes time at tech’s most respected brands, Dropbox, Gartner, Samsung, Dell, Lenovo, Rackspace Technology, VERITAS Software, and APC to name a few. Currently, Dennis is a Customer Success Manager at HPE. Additionally, Dennis is the founder of SaaS startup PaparazzMe, a mobile service for on-demand photography launching in 2021.
Learn More : https://www.blacksintechnology.net/ and https://foundation.blacksintechnology.net/
Family First with Arinze Onugha
Arinze is an attorney, entrepreneur, and creative. As a New York partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, he assists investment managers with the forming and structuring of their private investment funds and represents institutional investors in their domestic and offshore buyout, real estate, venture capital, and structured equity fund investments. As an entrepreneur, Arinze has (i) co-launched, operated, and sold two health-conscious restaurants, which collectively generated over $1 million dollars in annual revenue, (ii) co-ventured in several new constructions, high-end, residential real estate investment projects and (iii) co-founded an apparel company he launched while in college that donated enough money to build housing for the homeless in Tanzania. Currently, he owns multiple management companies that manage private funds focused on real estate and venture capital investments. As a creative, Arinze is the founder and host of The Black & White Series, a super down-to-earth digital content provider of business, law, and economic strategies for entrepreneurs and heads of households.
(Follow The Black & White Series on Instagram - @blkandwhtseries.) He also spent many years as a musician, performing and creating hip-hop music consisting of mature, business-focused concepts and honest dialogue of one’s pursuit to make a meaningful and positive influence on his community. During his active years as an artist, Arinze released an inspirational song featuring Tariq Trotter (also known as Black Thought) from the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group The Roots and opened for Grammy Award-nominated, neo-soul artist Bilal Sayeed Oliver.
Arinze’s charitable and civic activities include serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DIFFvelopment, a non-profit organization with the mission to re-empower the global Black community through historically centered education and programming, serving as Co-Chair of the External Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association, and mentoring those from underrepresented communities in learning business and business law concepts. Arinze is a Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence Award recipient and has been recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation as one of its "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in entrepreneurial management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law.
The New Look Of Venture Capital with Marcia Mitchell
Marcia Mitchell is a Senior Associate at ff Venture Capital. In this role, she sits on the investment team; sourcing deals, managing due diligence, and co-leading deals. Marcia also works with portfolio companies post-investment, advising them on business development, operations, and special projects while helping to create connectivity to customers, suppliers, and partners. Prior to working in venture, Marcia spent several years working across diverse industries including investment banking, tech consulting, and fashion. Marcia holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.Sc. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. https://twitter.com/marciamitch https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchellmarcia/