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Launching start-ups… Raising venture capital… Facilitating diversity and inclusion programs to skeptical audiences…. Teaching entrepreneurship at colleges and corporates.
Ace’s world is understanding audience - whether heart-of-America manufacturing employees, aspiring students, or Manhattanite bankers - and crafting narratives that resonate and shift their opinions on a decision, a purchase, or an investment.
Operating through his brand and communications firm, Equal Sons, he’s endlessly crossing worlds from communications to tech to entrepreneurship to corporate D&I. His week is a dizzying range hopping from boardroom, to classroom, to incubator lab, to the stage.
Whether MC’ing conferences, moderating events, or keynoting, Ace has shared his expertise in academic settings like MIT MediaLab, the University of Virginia, and TEDxVCU; at nationally recognized conferences like Insuretech Connect and Collision Conference, and with corporates like MetLife, PwC, and CarMax.
Ace writes on Medium, tweets at @acecallwood, and enjoys direct messaging in person on the rare occasion he's let out of his digital cage.
In 2014, Hamilton Perkins founded Hamilton Perkins Collection, an independent brand, designing and producing unique and award winning bags and accessories from recycled materials.
Hamilton Perkins Collection exists to create timeless limited edition bags made from recycled plastic water bottles, pineapple leaf fiber, and billboard vinyl. The result is that no two bags are ever the same.
Our first design, the Earth Bag Premium, was created so that our customers would not only carry a bag that was stylish but carry a bag they could be proud of. We surveyed more than 1,000 consumers to obtain their thoughts and feedback for each component of the Earth Bag Premium, which soon became one of our most popular designs.
Perkins was the winner of the Virginia Velocity Tour hosted by the Governor of Virginia, and the recipient of a HUD Community Development Block Grant. The non-profit B Lab honored Hamilton Perkins Collection as a "Best for the World Overall" B Corporation in 2017.
Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Money Magazine, and The Washington Post.
The brand is currently offered in nearly 100 leading department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe.