"David Castain is the kind of person movies are made about." - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Forbes describes him as a “self-made millionaire, Ebony Magazine describes him as “single and sexy”, Huffington Post calls him “a marketing maven”.
David Castain is a serial entrepreneur, travel influencer, life & work coach, philanthropist, and scholar who is a member of the 2021 Forbes List, Rolling Stone Culture Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, and Entrepreneur Leadership Network. He is the Chief Executive Officer of David Castain And Associates, a conceptual marketing firm that leverages the principles of psychology to address the issues involved in the growth of a business. He’s flown more than 18 times around the globe to 50 countries to examine and reconstruct the international marketing techniques used in demographic segmentation. With clients like Berkshire Hathaway’s Cort Furniture, Uber, Chipotle and BET Networks.
David holds a Bachelor’s from Howard University in communications, a Master’s from Georgetown University in public relations and corporate communications, and is currently a business psychology Ph.D. candidate at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. After developing an interest in real estate, he founded Castain Capital Investments, a firm that provides diversified exposure to dynamic real estate markets by implementing strategic investment philosophies. Committed to giving back to the community, he created the David Castain Foundation, a nonprofit organization geared towards changing the future of the youth and young adults in at-risk situations who may not otherwise possess the necessary tools and resources to achieve success.
He also created David Castain Destinations; a traveling platform that provides insight, and preparation for exhilarating experiences across the globe. With his guidance, planning and leveraging of resources traveling can become anyone’s reality. He has charmed king cobras in Sri Lanka, danced with lions in Argentina, laid with tigers in Thailand, driven tanks in Budapest, ran with wild kangaroos in Australia, trekked the jungles of Costa Rica, ridden camels across the deserts of Qatar and watched sunsets in the Maldives.
David and his four siblings were raised in a single parent household in the urban community of Los Angeles County, California. He grew up in government housing watching his mother struggle to make ends meet. He was kicked out of multiple high schools before attending a secondary school for students with behavioral issues that are at risk of not graduating. Hanging in the wrong circles as a teenager lead to a legal incident that he thought would cost him a chance at strong future and more importantly his freedom. David thought going to jail had cost him his dreams, but when a second chance came his way vowed to change himself and never again do anything detrimental to his future success.
David’s mother instilled an entrepreneurial spirit in him at a young age. She taught him to resale candy bars purchased at wholesale price as well as handmade crafts and other seasonal items their family made to help out with the bills. He quickly learned that every audience possesses a diverse realm of interests and a wide range of needs. His mind grew and adjusted to carefully select words that crafted the proper message for the specific person he was trying to sell to at the time. This led to the development of verbal skills that adaptable to various situations, people and circumstances even when working through problems and issues. essence, this was spark that ignited that fire that fuels his marketing and communicatory excellence.
With his naturally communicative and expressive demeanor he began throwing parties, branding himself as an event curator. He subsequently became a trendsetter in the world of entertainment after being dubbed “one of the country’s best promoters” by The Washington Times. He has organized events with celebrity superstars such as Diddy, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Drake. Quickly realizing that expansion is an inherent part of success, David broadened his client base organizing events with Sports Icons such as LeBron James, and Floyd Mayweather. Using the momentum created from these events, he launched David Castain & Associates.