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ABOUT BPi

Back Pack Investments LLC, provides high impact educational and financial resources for minority youths within our local communities, while creating educational and financial growth opportunities for our members.

Our Mission is to first assemble the financial resources of millennial professionals into an investment group, and then to leverage our collective capital in order to create a self-sustaining enterprise that pays dividends to its principal investors while providing educational/social benefits to the community.
 
It is our duty, honor, and privilege to help make the society in which we live the best we can. Providing opportunities for students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds is our passion. We started BPi to help solve the problems currently facing our community, to tackle the challenges we all knew too well growing up, and to bridge the gap between opportunity and success.

Each quarter we; present reports and information, discuss investment strategies, review possible business ventures, and share stories that ultimately inform our overall organizational strategy. It is through this sharing of information to we will grow as contributing members of our communities, and financial stewards to future generations.

FOUNDERS BIOGRAPHIES

JAMIN P. BUTLER, PRESIDENT 

MISSION: 

 

To succeed at leveraging my experience, passion, and skill set to provide a top-tier quality educational experience for all students 
 

As a marketing professional and business consultant I have lead multiple projects across the globe ranging from; brand awareness campaigns, community revitalization projects, to socially responsible business plans, marketing strategies, and change management programs for fortune 500 companies. 

Throughout my career and education I have consistently undertaken projects as if they are a campaign – an approach that requires energy, effective communication, creativity, determination, and most importantly team work.

DR. LEONARD E. LIGHTFOOT, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 

MISSION:

Dr. Lightfoot is an Electrical Engineer at the Air Force Research Lab. He has a strong passion for financial literacy and preparing the next generation for STEM related careers.

CHRISTOPHER J. BOLDEN,  

MISSION:

BRANDEN COLE, VICE PRESIDENT 

MISSION:

OFP Quality Engineer for John Deere. Responsible for the support and reliability of our units from the line to the post warranty period. Effectively leads a design team with "running changes" in a timely and cost effective manner to ensure customer quality and alleviate warranty claims and non-conformance within the factory. Perform duties as one of four SME's (subject matter experts) for all of Product Engineering. [Operations side and pertaining to cProjects, Creo, SAP] Serve on several SWARM teams to identify and resolve issues in a timely fashion (<150 Days) Work with buyers to address drawing changes, material selection, and other supply chain issues. Develop test plans with PV&V teams prior to implementation of designed components. 

 

I work in operations and have a general understanding of the business model under which this particular factory operates. Acheived PMP certification (October 2016) and will now delve into consulting with a focus on project/program management.

GINO JONES, TREASURER 

MISSION:

To utilize my experience and resources to inspire and improve the community through education and mentor-ship by partnering with our youth, community leaders, and supporters. Being blessed to have many inspirational and fantastic friends and family, I have instilled in myself to always strive for greatness and to show love to those whom are a part of my journey.

With over 10 years of customer service experience within the retail, food services, and telecommunication industry, being able to help others is something that I take much pride in for providing an excellent and exceptional experience, at every encounter. As a customer service representative for a utility company, my overall responsibility is to help customers with all aspects of their accounts. My ultimate goal to provide excellent customer service as well as educating and informing customers to enhance the customer service experience. 

For the past 5 years, I have been a summer camp counselor for the YMCA and has been voted in to become a camp director for the past three years. Being apart of an amazing director staff, we're responsible for implementing and executing the entire week-long summer camp, which includes registration packets, Camp schedules, camper activities, and much more.