Lawrence Watkins

Head of Local Investments

Lawrence Watkins's life mission is to organize and facilitate the flow of resources to entities that will ultimately improve the state of the Black community worldwide. He is the Managing Partner of Malcolm Garvey Capital, an impact-focused holding company that strategically acquires assets to benefit all of its stakeholders, from investors to consumers. A recovering entrepreneur, Lawrence has helped bootstrap multiple 7-figure businesses serving a majority Black customer base. In 2007, he started Great Black Speakers, an organization that facilitates speaking opportunities to top thought leaders. In 2016, Lawrence co-founded The Black Business School. This hybrid education platform helps Black people obtain a culturally relevant and practical education in all things wealth building at an affordable cost. Lawrence earned a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006 and an MBA in entrepreneurship from Cornell University in 2010.

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