TROY D. EVANS
Speaker | Author | Start Up Specialist
Currently, the Executive Director of Teach For America South Carolina, Troy is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of business acumen. He has offered his expertise as a consultant to small businesses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. Troy’s extensive and diverse career path inspires his innovative approach to problem-solving. He has traveled globally as a keynote speaker and consultant sharing his knowledge and unique expertise.
From his first entrepreneurial experience purchasing a vending machine as a college freshman, Troy has approached all his endeavors with a growth mindset, curiosity, and willingness to take risks. Embracing risks has led him to experience countless moments of learning and leadership in a wide array of industries including film, hospitality and tourism, technology, education, and youth development, publishing, marketing, and fundraising. These experiences have allowed Troy to engage with leaders from Beijing to Johannesburg and from Silicon Valley to the White House.
“If you’re going to be a bear – be a Grizzly!”
Cannon Ball Run
Troy offers a variety of sessions that can be tailored to your audience.
High Stakes Decision-Making
An engaging and informative workshop on business lessons drawn from the poker tables. Topics include competitive analysis, financial management, personal brand, mental fortitude, and more.
Getting to the next level can seem insurmountable without proven strategies of success. This session will put you in the mindframe to overcome any challenge and achieve new heights of success.
Creating the Perfect Pitch
Learn to create and deliver impactful, effective presentations that inspire your audience to act. Apply these techniques to everything from internal presentations and investment pitches to sponsorship asks.
This is an interactive ideation and feasibility workshop that accelerates your business ideas. Leave the sessions with a good understanding and actionable tools to make immediate progress in your business.
Areas of Expertise
Troy’s experience spans the corporate, startup, and nonprofit sectors in various leadership roles. He currently focuses on speaking and consulting in the following areas.
Since he purchased his first vending machine as a college freshman, Troy has focused on entrepreneurial enterprises. Troy specializes in helping startups get up and running quickly – identifying market opportunities and establishing the logistic structure for the business.
As an executive at three national nonprofit organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Black MBA Association, and Teach For America, Troy understands the leadership necessary to foster change through technology adoption and culture shift.
Since publishing a nationally-distributed magazine as an undergrad, Troy has held a special interest in media production – from magazines and film to podcasts and videos. He has a vast network in the entertainment industry that helps him achieve his goals.
Partners & Friends
Over the course of his career, Troy has had the pleasure of working with the following companies and individuals.
Actions Instill Confidence
“Rest Assured” is a simple business parable authored by Troy D. Evans that reveals absolute truths for taking positive action in a profound manner for overcoming fear, procrastination, and everyday obstacles. The primary message embedded in “Rest Assured” offers the key to unlock what may be holding you back from achieving the results you desire. When you understand the power of persistence and commitment, a world of benefits and success will open up to you. Get the book on Amazon.