Robin Reed believes in learning from the past to change the future. And instead of dwelling on the inevitable challenges one faces in business, Robin believes those obstacles are invaluable opportunities to grow, gain insight and refine problem-solving skills.
He’s the President and CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona, a nonprofit founded in 1998 that exists to improve the economic development of its business entrepreneurs and the communities it serves. Robin and the Chamber offer leadership and advocacy surrounding economic, political and social issues, as well as help to attract local, national and international opportunities for black-owned enterprises.
Before landing his gig at the helm of the Black Chamber, Robin served as the President and Senior Strategy Officer for Occam Sustainability Partners, as well as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch and later Waddell & Reed.
Tune in as Robin chats about befriending the neighborhood bully, his advice for entrepreneurs and the definition of “success.”