Account Manager, Sports and Entertainment Financial Group
Starting as an assistant to Sports and Entertainment Financial Group president Shawn Gee, Brandon Pankey has become in less than five years one of the firm's most valuable players. Pankey, 27, manages tours and finances for such artists as Lil Wayne, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott and Drake. He and his partners also have started Destined to Achieve Successful Heights. With programs in Philadelphia and Baltimore, it aims to develop an entertainment industry charter school. "Too many young people want to be rappers, actors or athletes, not realizing there are so many opportunities behind the scenes," Pankey says. "I push myself every day to grow and become someone remembered, in a positive way."
Quote: "Humbled. Just trying to make the magic happen!"