Raoul Davis CEO, Ascendant Group
Raoul Davis specializes in helping CEO’s increase their visibility, revenues, and industry leadership status through a proprietary CEO branding model. Davis is a partner at Ascendant Group a proven top line revenue growth strategy firm through a CEO brand implementation model. We utilize integrated PR, speaking engagements, book deals, social media and strategic networking. This approach allows CEO's to grow their company by getting them directly in front of their target audience. Davis has built a private executive client list that includes Fortune 50 executives, multimillionaire entrepreneurs, major media personalities and NY Times Best-Selling Authors. Under his leadership, the company has helped clients generate significant business deals, speak at Ivy League institutions, receive invitations for White House sponsored events and secure media in the NY Times, ABC’s 20/20, the Steve Harvey Morning Show and The Wall Street Journal. As one CEO puts it "there are people who create business, people who secure business, and people who maintain business. In my eight years with Ascendant, I'm happy to say that they have provided all three. It's been one of the best decisions in my life to join them." A Long Island, New York native, he completed his undergraduate degree at Winston-Salem State University, and obtained his masters degree in Public Administration at one of the top ranking schools in public policy, the prestigious University of Delaware School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Prior to joining Ascendant, Davis was in management roles for Paramount, Speakers Etcetera (a west coast communications firm and speaker’s bureau) and the General Wesley Clark for President Campaign. Recently Davis was tapped to become a partner for two new innovative startups. SIYG mobile is a mobile app company and is now a division of Ascendant; as well as Exceptional Green Living, which specializes in providing green housing. In 2011 Raoul was one of 150 entrepreneurs selected to participate in a small business economics forum at the White House, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Senate. A dominating force in Davis’s life is his dedication to helping others positively impact the world. He serves on several socially-conscious boards, including the Board of Directors of Life In Christ Cathedral of Faith and Earth Reformers Career Training School focusing on helping Veterans and ex-offenders get jobs. Additionally, Davis volunteers to teach a 15 week entrepreneurial course in Chester, PA. Espousing the teachings of John the Baptist; Davis legacy lies in his model of leadership – lead to prepare the way for others to be more successful than you are.