Dwayne “D.K.” Sutton is the author of five books, including two Amazon.com bestsellers, a startup advisor who has helped entrepreneurs create over $300 million in revenue and is the founder of Parrish Street Press, a company that publishes books on entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of Little Bits of Wisdom, an e-commerce business that produces inspirational posters, note cards, other printed material for entrepreneurs.
While an executive of an independent record label (35 million records sold), Sutton was a pioneer in integrating entertainment and entrepreneurship. To date, he has helped over 134 national recording artists, comedians, record producers and actors start and grow businesses and build personal brands. In addition, he has educated over 2,300 musicians through his live From Demo to Dollars music business workshops.
As a thought leader on creativity and entrepreneurship, Sutton speaks regularly to colleges and universities, not-for-profit organizations and major corporations, and is an advisor to organizational leaders, elected officials and ministers. He publishes four blogs on entrepreneurship and book publishing.
Sutton is a former Ernst & Young (sponsors of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award) management consultant and an award winning adjunct professor. He earned his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the #1 business school in the U.S.
Sutton lives in Huntersville, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte, with his wife and daughter. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.