For nearly two decades, Dexter has engaged hundreds of platforms around the world as a public speaker. To date, his career has afforded him the opportunity to canvas the majority of the United States, and more than 20 nations abroad. With a proven capacity to inspire and connect with people, his relatability is certain to make one think that he knows no strangers.
Originally a native of Detroit, Michigan, Dexter attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He was elected Student Body President of ORU for two consecutive terms, representing their 4,000+ student constituency nationwide.
Dexter is the founder of DSE Enterprises, with subsidiary organizations including Forerunner Consulting, Dexter Sullivan Ministries, and The Man to Man Project. DSE Enterprises serves as a clearing house for his consulting services, ministries, innovative projects, and other profitable business endeavors. He is currently partnered with the Michigan Mobility Institute in Detroit where he is tasked with leading the Mobility On-Ramp Collaborative, a state funded initiative to create long-term talent solutions for the mobility and autonomy industry. The collaborative is comprised of partner companies including Ford Motor Company, Bosch North America, and May Mobility.
The broad scope of Dexter’s career-leadership has served numerous contexts. His work has measurably impacted communities globally with educational reform, government policy, leadership development, financial empowerment, and spiritual enrichment. His reputation has established him as a credible voice and thought leader, positioning him as a sought after advisor for global shapers around the world.
Today, Dexter speaks both locally and internationally, teaching principles that practically enhance the lives of everyday people. He frequently partners as a consultant with businesses and individuals for the purpose of adding value to their leadership, ethics, planning, and development.
Dexter is a proud resident of his hometown Detroit, where he Chairs the Black Legacy Advancement Coalition, a national policy think tank diversely comprised of leading African Americans and allies that are invested in creating systemic strategies that secure the future of black communities through reform. Dexter is an active member of his local church, and faithfully serves as a mentor, as well as a youth mentor-advocate in his community.
His life mission is simple: reach people, love people, build people.