CEOCompany: Big Answers, LLC
Role: Session Presenter
Brickson Diamond is CEO at Big Answers, LLC, and has dedicated his career to the cause of advancing opportunity and access for those who should have it, but do not. He has and continues to build and transform businesses across industries including entertainment, tech, investment management, and nonprofits.
He previously served as EVP, chief operating officer of the Executive Leadership Council, Inc. (ELC), a 30-plus-year-old global membership organization. Brickson grew membership from 400 to more than 800 current and former Black board members, CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 / Global 500 companies. It works to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline that empowers global Black leaders to make impactful contributions to the marketplace and the global communities they serve.
He began his career with a 15-year tenure at the Capital Group Companies. His principal contribution to the firm was building and running its $1.2 billion practice, selling to and supporting investment management consultants serving high net worth and institutional clients.
Brickson is a co-founder and chair of the board of The Blackhouse Foundation. Established in 2006, Blackhouse is renowned for expanding access to acquisition-focused film festivals and advancing the development of commercially viable careers across platforms for Black independent filmmakers and content creators.
Brickson is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School, and a member of the board of trustees of Brown University, Tides and the Middlesex School.