Drexell is the Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce for the Dallas Regional Chamber, where he leads the Chamber’s efforts to grow and develop our existing regional talent and workforce.
Prior to joining the DRC, Drexell was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brave Capital Partners, an investment company focused on catalyzing minority communities in Dallas. Prior to founding Brave, he served as Managing Director and Chief of Staff for Civitas Capital Group, an investment manager with over $1.3 billion in assets, where he was responsible for strategy, operations, and administration. While at Civitas, he also was responsible for managing the GrowSouth Fund, a double-bottom line investment fund focused on investing in southern Dallas.
Before joining Civitas, Drexell founded a strategy consultancy, The Owl Group. Prior to that, he served in several senior strategy positions for Blockbuster Inc., including as Chief of Staff and Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, where he led all M&A and strategic development activity for the company as well as its 10,000-unit kiosk business called Blockbuster Express. In his career, Drexell has also held a strategy position at FedEx Kinko’s and began his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture.
Drexell earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Rice University, where he was a two-time Track and Field All-American in the triple jump. He is a passionate advocate for education, serving on two non-profit boards in Dallas. Drexell lives in Kessler Park with his wife and three children.