Deon Bradley

Operating Partner


Professional Experience

G. Deon Bradley is a Certified Business and Executive Leadership Coach. He founded Bradley Coaching & Consulting in 2008 .

He has over 25 years of sales management, business development, and leadership development experience. He excels in driving sales Growth for companies and improving leadership capabilities in Executives and their teams. He is recognized for getting results.

Deon’s successful career includes leading regional and national B2B tech Sales and Business Development teams at startups, as well as three Fortune 100 companies, including AT&T. as Senior Vice President of B2B Data Communications sales at Bell South, he was responsible for $500 million in revenue and led nearly 100 Managers and staff at 6 offices.

He has spent time in Silicon Valley and worked with startups in a wide variety of verticals,.

Deon is honored to support Veteran entrepreneurs as both a Business Advisor and as the Chairman of the Business Advisors Program for the “Operation Startup”

Veterans Incubator at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. Deon also supports Founders as a Business Advisor for the Tampa Bay WAVE Accelerator and the online and offline platform,, a resource to over 400,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. Since 2013, Deon has served as a Business Advisor for the nation’s largest incubator , 1871Chicago, with over 400 startups.

Additionally, he has worked with leading programs like the nationally-ranked Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at his alma mater DePaul University and the Teach for America Entrepreneurship Program in Chicago. He also launched the Cofounders matchup Chicago networking group for tech startups, which grew to a membership of over 1,100.

Top 40 Under 40 businesspeople in Northern Ohio, 1996
Student Advisor for the Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program, “ASK”
Mentor for the “Good Guides” Youth Leadership Program , Goodwill Industries of the Carolinas

DePaul University- Chicago, IL: Business Management 1981
DePaul University: Post Graduate Certification from The School of Computer Science and Information Technology 1997
Graduate of Charlotte Leadership School, 2004
Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program,2008
International School of Coach Studies. Graduated 2012 with High Honors. Certified Business Career and Executive Coach