National Small Business Week: Tarik Brooks Of Combs Enterprises

National Small Business Week: Tarik Brooks of Combs Enterprises

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Tarik Brooks, Chief Operating Officer of Combs Enterprises talks about the entrepreneurial spirit of Black and Brown small businesses across America.

Bio as posted by the Small Business Administration:

As the President of Combs Enterprises, Tarik A. Brooks oversees all business operations and investments owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. This diverse portfolio includes ventures in spirits (Ciroc Vodka and DeLeon Tequila), media (REVOLT TV), music (Bad Boy Records), consumer packaged goods (AquaHydrate) and education (Capital Preparatory Schools). Brooks also leads all new business development activity, including the launch of Our Fair Share, a platform that helped African American owned businesses access capital through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In this role, he manages a team of business unit leaders and serves as Combs’s conduit to a broad set of stakeholders. Brooks serves on the boards of REVOLT, DeLeon Tequila, AquaHydrate, and Capital Prep Harlem.

Prior to Combs Enterprises, Brooks was the Chief Operating Officer of the Account Management and Trading department at Bridgewater Associates, a global investment management firm with approximately $160 billion under management. He was responsible for building and managing the Program Management Office, overseeing the department budgets, and leading long-term planning. He was previously the Executive Vice President at RLJ Companies, a portfolio of companies led by investor Robert L. Johnson, where he led the development of several businesses including several gaming/nightlife ventures in the Caribbean and the completion of RLJ Kendeja, a resort hotel in Monrovia, Liberia. Throughout his career, Tarik has represented companies in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions and capital raises, led major strategic initiatives, and oversaw compliance in highly regulated industries.

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