Cassius F. Butts

CASSIUS F. BUTTS
Executive - Enabler - Entrepreneur

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Respected Leader

Cassius has worked along side domestic and international heads of state, presidents and CEOs. He understands the importance for creating pipeline opportunities for aspiring professionals and enjoys mentoring and advising mid-career professionals.  Cassius 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 as chairman of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority as well as the Southeast board of Operation HOPE. In 2019, he was appointed to the Morehouse College department of Business & Economics Board of Advisors. He is a proud graduate of Morehouse College (BA), Clark Atlanta University (MPA), and obtained a Grant Writing certificate from Emory University's - Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Cassius thrives on sharing his experience and knowledge to help others succeed with determination, transparency and integrity.

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Accomplished Executive

Cassius is a proud descendant of an entrepreneurial, higher education and faith driven family.  Following his family values and career, he previously was appointed to serve 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 & World 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 $30 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.

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Entrepreneur

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.   In 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed CFBA to lead the task force on minority business via his Georgians First Commission. He also appointed Cassius to serve as a Consumer Advocate for the Georgia Board of Cemeterians.

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