Moments Along The Way.
Family First | Ben Davis
My family was shaped by General Benjamin O Davis Jr. - the man who raised my Dad.
He was a military pioneer, 4 Star General and leader of the Tuskegee Airman.
He also drafted the plan to desegregate the military.
His Father before him was General Benjamin O Davis, Sr - America's 1st Black General
I live under the principles they taught me. And work to keep my family legacy alive.
I'm a 5th Generation leader through diversity
As a kid I always thought I'd walk on and play big time college football.
It never happened.
A friend encouraged me to try out for the Syracuse U Cheer team. I had no idea what that even meant, but gave it a shot.
This experience helped me understand gender, assumptions, and bias. Years later I did I TEDx talk on it.
Good news - I didn't drop anyone.
Quincy's Final Interns
Im from Bridgeport, CT. A couple of neighborhood friends helped me score an internship in LA my last Summer before graduation.
I worked under Kairi and Jay Brown, at Warner Brothers\Quest Records\QDE, Quincy Jones' label. They taught me how to hustle.
Mr. Jones would always talk to me about reputations - and why they matter so much.
Driving the Wienermobile
I wanted to work in music after college, but they're were no opportunities.
I took a job I found in my campus career center. I was hired by Oscar Mayer to drive the Wienermobile.
And spent 400 days on the road - touring through the 48 continental.
Britney Spears Tour
I scored an interview to be an Asst. tour manager.
I got the job!
I flew out and joined the Britney Spears "...One More Time" Tour.
On tour, I met the Hilfiger family.
I began helping align the Tommy brand with musical artists.
They became my mentors and taught me how to be a better businessman.
Before FACEBOOK, was URCUTE
After Tommy helped me with the formula, I went on my own to create.
Before social media was a 'thing' I created an online/offlne community.
250k people came.
I also started a marketing company, off the bench.
Where I helped talent, brands & ideas connect.
5 years into my journey as a business owner, I got a call from Magic's office.
He was starting a new company and was looking for a President.
I was hired and a new journey began.
RedCarpets for Everyone
After Magic, I saw a market opportunity.
There was no brand of Red Carpet in the marketplace.
So I created one.
Now, ten years later, RedCarpets.com is the leading event carpet company online.
Madison Ave came calling.
I joined TBWA, The Disruption Company.
I became a Chief Diversity Officer. And created a talk show in the lobby!
5th Avenue was the next chapter.
I joined Richemont, a global leader in Luxury.
And became their first Head of Diversity & Inclusion.