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John Hope Bryant

CEO & Chairman, Bryant Group Ventures

John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, thought leader and philanthropic leader, referred to as the Conscience of Capitalism by the CEOs of Delta Air Lines, Walmart, First Republic Bank and countless others. Bryant is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not-for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of John Hope Bryant Holdings, Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company (Promise Homes), the largest for-profit minority-controlled owner of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S. Bryant’s founded organizations have provided more than $3.5 billion in capital for the underserved over the past 30 years, and by the end of 2022, Bryant’s 1 Million New Black Businesses Initiative (1MBB), launched in October 2020, has already created more than 150,000 new black businesses and counting, or an amount equal to 5% of all black businesses in America. During the onset of the pandemic of 2020, Bryant was called upon by the U.S. Treasury officials to help design, develop and launch the Payroll Protection Program (otherwise known as the PPP program), which helped countless American small businesses and entrepreneurs to survive the 2020-2022 pandemic period. A member of the founding class of The Forum of Young Global Leaders, and founding member of Clinton Global Initiative, Bryant is a LinkedIn Influencer and past member of the World Economic Forum and OECD Expert Networks. He is one of three co-founders of Global Dignity and co-founder of Just Brothers. In addition, several prominent CEOs, companies, organizations, and non-profits have all sought Bryant’s counsel. He is currently a board member or advisor to the following organizations: KKR, Nextdoor, CMCT, First Republic Bank, 25Madison, NO LABELS, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Atlanta Black Chamber, Atlanta Business League, Case Impact Network, Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Truist Bank Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, and WorkingNation Advisory Board Member, among others.

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