Detavio Samuels serves as CEO of REVOLT, America’s fastest growing Black-owned media company.
Detavio sits at the intersection of culture and content and is one of corporate America's youngest and most accomplished senior executives. With his unique background as a millennial with over a decade of executive experience, he has helped a decorated roster of top global companies like Walmart, McDonalds, AT&T, Chrysler, the NBA and Johnson & Johnson build impactful brands with deeper connections to their consumers.
In March 2021, Detavio was handpicked by Sean “Diddy” Combs to appointed CEO of REVOLT, the nation's leading creator and distributor of Hip Hop and Black culture content founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Under his leadership, REVOLT aspires to shift the narrative around Black people globally by building the world’s largest and most powerful ecosystem for Black storytelling.
Tasked with managing a growing bi-coastal team and spearheading the daily operations of the company, Samuels is focused on rapid growth and digital expansion to further position REVOLT as the preeminent driver of global culture. Samuels is dedicated to helping Millennials and Gen-Z better understand the shifting world and ignite change by using Hip-Hop as a lens to explore the Black experience globally.
Samuels has been recognized for his work as a marketing executive, receiving several honors including being named a Trailblazer in Media by 100 Black Men of NY, Network Journal 40 Under 40, Cablefax Top 100: Top Content Leaders of 2021 and New Media Influencer Award in 2020. In addition to his notable work within creative industries, Samuels is also an Amazon best-selling author.
Samuels received his B.A. from Duke University, along with an MBA and Master's degree from Stanford University all by the age of 25. Samuels remains poised to redesign the modern media landscape and empower creators by building innovative platforms aimed at advancing Black culture.
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