Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world.
Ash Cash Exantus was raised in a single-parent home in a public housing development in Harlem, New York City. He always had an entrepreneurial mindset, bagging groceries at the grocery store at age 8 and selling mixtapes and shirts by 12. At 19, he began working as a bank teller, working his way up and becoming VP of the bank only five years later. At 30, he took time off of banking to become an author, motivational speaker, and financial literacy advocate. However, he found himself back in banking just two years later, becoming one of the youngest CEOs of a federally chartered bank.
Because of his passion for helping others build their wealth, he created MindRight Money Management, an education company that utilizes music, pop culture, and current news to help people manage their money better. The course uses workshops, books, articles, and other materials to help educate their clients on properly using and growing their money. Exantus also runs an invite-only academy where he teaches both new and veteran entrepreneurs on utilizing social media to grow their income and influence.
Anna Terry is a Marketing and Information Systems student at the David Eccles School of Business. She currently serves as an intern for the Marketing + Communications team.