MRED+D Distinguished Fellow Talk: Cedric Bobo
Cedric Bobo is the Co-Founder of Project Destined, a 501c3 that educates both inner city kids and military veterans in financial literacy and community development by their investing, shark tank style, in real real estate deals in their communities.
Project Destined brings in the kids and the vets alongside major real estate investment firms like Brookfield in the Bronx and Cortland Partners in Atlanta, with sponsorship and participation from the NBA and celebs like A-Rod, J Lo, and Mariano Rivera. The mission of Project Destined is to transform minority youth into owners and stakeholders in the communities in which they live, work and play.
Prior to founding Project Destined, Cedric spent over 20 years as an investor and investment banker, including over 10 years at The Carlyle Group where he committed over $2 billion of equity capital. Prior to Carlyle, he worked at D.L.J Merchant Banking (London) and McCown De Leeuw. He is the co-founder of Charter Board Partners, a non-profit focused on governance in the charter school sector.
He also serves on the District of Columbia's Office of Public Charter School Financing and Support Credit Committee and the boards of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and Beauvoir, and The National Cathedral Elementary School.
Cedric recieved his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSME, summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee.