Troy D. Evans

Serial Entrepreneur

Non-profit Executive

Media Content Expert

Poker Player

 

Troy D. Evans is a consummate deal maker. His business acumen spans numerous industries in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Known as a dynamic leader, Troy has offered his expertise as a consultant and partner to small businesses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies. Through his expansive and diverse career path, he is constantly asked to share his learnings with others allowing him to travel throughout the United States and abroad as a public speaker, author, and consultant – all of which have greatly contributed to his global business perspective.

 

Troy’s Story

 

As a college freshman, Troy began sharpening his business acumen as an entrepreneur with the purchase of his first vending machine. Intellectually curious and non-risk averse, Troy continued to pursue numerous career and business paths including but not limited to founding a tech startup, holding the role of Vice President of Marketing for a hospitality and tourism company, publishing a nationally distributed magazine, and becoming a professional poker player.

 

Not for Profit

 

Troy passion for achieving impact has led him to join organizations focused on education and financial literacy, especially for underserved communities.  In this capacity, Troy has served as an executive with The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Black MBA Association and Teach for America. Through these positions, Troy successfully cultivated relationships with C-Suite executives, International, and Domestic Politicians, Billionaire Philanthropists and served as the national representative on the White House initiatives on ConnectEd, Connect Home and My Brother’s Keeper under the Obama administration.

 

For Fun

 

Never one to be limited by the confines of a 9-5, Troy has parlayed his love of movies into roles as an executive producer, director, and writer for feature-length films.  Additionally, Troy’s attraction to high stakes decision making allowed him to pursue a career as a professional poker player and ultimately become the Director of Poker operations for the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.  Furthermore Troy is the author of Rest Assured, a business parable on the approach to business and life success.