WHO WE ARE
We are servant leaders inspired by the shared experience of our time at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance of the Obama Foundation. We founded Generation Titans as a social impact firm focused exclusively on supporting entrepreneurs of color. We have a proven track record of working across sectors to lead community engagement efforts, narrative and cause campaigns, inclusive investing / giving strategies, data initiatives, pro bono service platforms, and signature events and convenings.
I grew up in the small blue-collar town of Lima, Ohio. I attended Wittenberg University with the help of a Pell grant and scholarships. I graduated with a degree in Business Management and shortly after started my career as a wealth manager at Merrill Lynch. My clients ranged from corporate executives and small business owners to parents investing in college savings plans for their children. My clients enjoyed life unconstrained by financial needs, but I couldn’t say the same about myself – nor many other people that I grew up with and knew during that time. As time went on, I was increasingly dissatisfied with growing the bounty of those who already had plenty. My personal mission became removing the economic obstacles that stand in the way for so many people between potential and opportunity.
I'm from Alamance County which is a predominantly rural county in North Carolina. In a way, I come from a long history of entrepreneurship. My great-grandparents and grandparents were sharecroppers, farmers and eventually landowners, despite the legal and financial barriers they faced as black farmers in the South. This changed the trajectory of my life before I was even thought about. Growing up, I’ve watched the ups and down of entrepreneurs. My family members owned small businesses, including an electrical construction company, a computer service company, and dental / medical practices. From watching my family, I learned the value of hard work, resiliency, and community. As I’ve had different career experiences including working at Deloitte Consulting and the Obama Foundation, I’ve always thought about the impact of my work in communities like mine.
In 2017, I had the honor of visiting the Northern Cheyenne tribal community in Montana. I had been invited as a representative of MBK Alliance, an initiative launched in 2014 by President Barack Obama to address the systemic barriers faced by boys and young men of color. I had been serving as the Director of National Programs and my primary responsibility was building a support network for the over 240 communities that had answered the President’s challenge. I had never traveled to Indian Country before and was deeply humbled by the stark beauty of Montana, the warm welcome of our hosts, and the bleak future offered to so many Native American youth.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Strategist
Brittney M. Cofield-Poole received her PhD in Applied & Social (Community) Psychology from North Carolina State University. She previously worked in the Raleigh-Durham community where she engaged in digital inclusion work both for local government and a tech startup. Her most recent relocation has led her to the DMV area in pursuit of becoming an emerging digital storyteller. Ultimately, she seeks to blend her creative, entrepreneurial, and academic passions into a platform for elevating inclusive narratives.
Temeca is currently an MSc Candidate in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, she served as a Program Manager on the Strategic Projects and Innovation Team at Pivot Learning, an Education Pioneers Fellow, and a Program Manager for Corporate Citizenship at IBM. While at IBM, Temeca served as a founding member of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), a nationally-recognized model for education that grants underrepresented HS students a STEM-based college degree and an entry point into IT careers. The school was hailed by President Barack Obama and has been replicated in forty schools across four states.