Darryl Settles is a Boston entrepreneur with a 25+ year career marked by significant contributions to hospitality, real estate and development industries. Founder of Catalyst Ventures Development, a real estate development and investment company, Settles serves as a catalyst in identifying and developing initiatives that benefit Boston’s diverse residents, business owners and visitors. He is committed to fostering partnerships and relationships in the areas of real estate development, business investments, and special events that will empower minority communities by providing the resources that encourage financial growth.
Settles has served, and continues to serve, on multiple private and public boards that advocate economic and social equality for under-served communities. He co-founded the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), a coalition of Black business, community, religious and labor leaders working together to improve economic indicators in the Black community. He currently serves on the following boards: Builders of Color Coalition (BCC), Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBVTB) – Executive Committee, Black Economic Council of Ma. (BECMA), and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC),