Founder and Chairman, CFB Advisors

Cassius F. Butts is the founder and chairman of CFB Advisors, a boutique management-consulting firm located in Atlanta, GA.

Originally initiated in 2005, CFBA offers strategic management, access to capital and communication services. As an accomplished executive, Mr. Butts acquired a unique skill set in having served in leadership roles with Bank of America, Fleet Bank and two presidential administrations.

Mr. Butts is the former Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. It was with SBA where he managed five record-breaking years for SBA lending within the eight southern states. Mr. Butts 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.

Mr. Butts was recently honored by accepting the prestigious role as Executive In Residence at The J. Mack Robinson College of Business with Georgia State University. As an Executive In Residence, he helps to promote business opportunities within the university’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute.

As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Butts also continues to serve as an equity partner and executive team member with Latimer Lighting Corporation, an advanced LED lighting and innovation firm based in Suwanee, Ga. Mr. Butts is also an equity partner with EQ Labs, Inc., which produces the natural energy beverage Last Shot®.

Mr. Butts is a graduate of Morehouse College, where he also serves as the 1994 Class Agent for the College. He is also a graduate of Clark Atlanta University’s Graduate School of Public Administration where he served as class president. He is a member of Sigma Pi Phi, Fraternity-Kappa Boulé chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and H.R. Butler Masonic Lodge #23.