Cassius F. Butts

Executive - Enabler - Entrepreneur


Respected Leader

Cassius is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA), Clark Atlanta University (MPA), and he obtained a Grant Writing certificate from Emory University's - Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Cassius has worked along side domestic and international heads of state, presidents and CEOs. Additionally, he mentors and advises mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs. He serves on the WellStar Health System Institutional Review Board, Chairs the National Society of Leadership Success  -(Morehouse Advisory Council) and is a member of the Chairman's Circle of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Cassius also serves on the National Black MBA Association board as well as the Southeast board of Operation HOPE. He thrives on sharing his experience and knowledge to help others succeed with determination, transparency and integrity.


Accomplished Executive

He is a proud descendant of an entrepreneurial, higher education and faith driven family. Cassius served as an Executive In Residence at the Robinson College of Business within Georgia State University. His contributions helped the College receive the national ranking of the "Second Most Innovative University" by, U.S. News & Reports in 2018. The former regional administrator for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. During his tenure with SBA, he managed five record-breaking years for SBA lending within the eight southern states. He developed a strategy that helped achieve over +$20 billion dollars to small businesses during his appointment. Cassius also served as a Presidential Management Fellow under the George W. Bush Administration within the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). He assisted in the establishment of HUD’s multi-million marketing procurement process and was named Branch Chief of the Real Estate Owned division during his tenure.



Cassius is the founder and CEO

 of Capital Fortitude Business Advisors; a boutique management-consulting firm that helps small businesses with access to capital and assists corporations to achieve their bottom line. In 2019, Cassius co-hosted the inaugural White House Opportunity Zone & Revitalization Council Summit. His firm is also a partner with American Express's "Summit for Success" which provides growth strategies for small to midsize businesses.   

Cassius has deep rooted interests in adding value to society and various state of affairs. He co-founded,  STRATACHIEVE  -  a social enterprise of  like-minded change professionals organized to help solve the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Interview with Gareth Young