Reggie is a modern-day renaissance man, full of many talents. He’s a technologist, software engineer, entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist, most notably recognized for his ability to understand and relate to people from all walks of life. His yearning for technology and innovation, caused him to pursue a degree in Computer Science graduating with Honors from Tennessee State University (TSU) in 2000. While at TSU, he was in the Honors Program, Charter Founder of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (99’), Mr. TSU (98-99), and SGA President (99-00). His love for TSU lives on, as he established the “Cool Mill” scholarship to fulfill his commitment to excellence and service, along with his March 2021 selection as a member of the TSU Foundation Board of Directors.
Reggie left TSU and moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue his dream of being an Engineer. He worked at Lockheed Martin (LM) for 15 years and is credited for selling over $6B dollars of Business as an Aircraft Salesman to Domestic and International Armed Forces, receiving LM’s highest NOVA and Aero Star Award.
After LM, Reggie worked for 6 years as a Partner Development Executive at Microsoft, serving as a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives for the top Public Sector and Commercial Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s).
In January 2021, he was selected to serve as the Microsoft Atlanta Site Business Management Executive, responsible for shaping Microsoft’s expansion strategy in Atlanta, driving operational excellence, establishing community programs and initiatives, and delivering an impeccable employee experience. His success has awarded him six of Microsoft’s top awards for performance and customer obsession.
He holds certifications as a Program Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Blackbelt, and has purchased and sold a Franchise. He also established his own Real Estate Firm, Kumbaya International Reality Group (KIRG), serving as Broker for over 13 years.
His passion for music (MC with a Degree) has led to the publishing of multiple progressive hip-hop albums. Throughout his career, he has juggled Corporate, Entrepreneurialism and Music.
His passion is Philanthropy, as he recently established the Education. Development. Growth. & Excellence (E.D.G.E.) Foundation. The first initiative is, It’s C.O.O.L. To Be S.M.A.R.T. The goal of the project is to provide awareness of people from all walks of life, by highlighting their stories, successes, and triumphs, to instill hope in others and provide a spark to achieve success.
Reggie, aka Cool Mill is from Pittsburgh, PA, and enjoys learning, reading, music, traveling and real estate.