As a founding partner of Brownstone, Darrell has over 18 years of experience within business development and public affairs; with contacts and relationships nationally. Darrell’s role as Chief Strategy Officer covers a multitude of areas to include the firm’s planning and growth. He is charged with formulating, facilitating, communicating, and sustaining Brownstone’s corporate strategic initiatives and has done so successfully. Additionally, Darrell leads the business development and marketing departments within the firm to establish and retain strong client relations for the parent company and subsidiaries.
Although Darrell is an executive of the firm, his role is unique, in that, as CSO he is part leader and part doer. The responsibility of ensuring the execution of strategy supports the firm’s growth is invaluable and Darrell takes his role seriously.
“Enjoy your work, stay focused and on task despite distractions and challenges, and remember the joy of the job is delivering for the client.”
What Drives Darrell?
I love it when our team has completed a job, and I always enjoy going to the client with a smile, and saying “We appreciate the opportunity, and I just wanted to remind you, that I said, if you give us a chance, we would deliver for you - and we did.”
It has been something special to grow the company from 3 to 40 employees and take part in the addition of offices in two states - Georgia and North Carolina.
Outside of the Office
When not strategizing for the firm and meeting with clients, I appreciate a good book, am an avid Gamecock football fan and enjoy tailgating with family and friends, and if time and weather permits, a round of golf may be in order.