Cassius F. Butts serves as an Executive Advisor to BBC. He is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years of private and public sector experience. He brings a unique skill set in having served in leadership roles with Bank of America, Fleet Bank and two presidential administrations. He is the CEO & Chairman of Capital Fortitude Business Advisors (CFBA), a boutique management-consulting firm located in Atlanta, GA with satellite relationships in Orlando, FL, Las Vegas Nevada and Washington, DC. CFBA offers strategic management, access to capital and communication services. CFBA is also a strategic partner with The American Express Open Forum series.
In the spring of 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Cassius as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It was with SBA where he managed five record-breaking years for SBA lending within the eight southern states. Nearly $30 billion in SBA-backed loans were awarded to small businesses representing a 53% increase in lending during his tenure. Cassius previously served as a Presidential Management Fellow under the George W. Bush Administration within the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). He successfully helped established HUD’s multimillion marketing procurement process and was named Branch Chief during his tenure.