The award-winning entrepreneur, author, and storyteller shifting our culture.
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The grandson of a Blues-loving Mississippi native and U.S. military Veteran – Derrius Lamar Okiro Quarles is an award-winning entrepreneur, songwriter, recording artist, human rights activist, and author praised as a “financial prodigy” by The New York Times.
Derrius is most widely recognized for his decade-long contribution to entrepreneurship and the technology, education, marketing, and finance sectors as the Co-Founder and former CEO of the social enterprises Million Dollar Scholar and BREAUX Capital and the Founder and Lead Designer of DQ and Partners. The companies founded by Derrius have collectively generated over $30 million dollars in economic value via job creation, socioeconomic outcomes within households, and indirect neighborhood impact.