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Dorian Butts

Dorian Butts

Capital One

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Dorian's work combines: Business, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Senior Portfolio Manager

Manage from financing to create or preserve affordable housing mostly for LMI income families.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    African-American/Black Studies

    University of Michigan

  • Graduate Degree

    Urban Studies/Affairs

    The New School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Investment Fund Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Real Estate

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Love people.

  • 2.

    Love people's history including your own and strive to improve the future.

  • 3.

    Understand people's deepest problems by spending lots of time with those less privileged than myself.

  • 4.

    Work well alone and in groups by getting equal time with self and others.

  • 5.

    Plan experiences and get it in solving all types of issues and never get discouraged by mistakes.

  • 6.

    Find ways to solve long term real estate investment problems and reviewing from varied perspectives.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You need to write better for this job, why didn't they teach you to write in graduate school? You have been here for a while and have not learned to be a good manager.

  • How I responded:

    Accomplish things everyday that will allow you to express the opposite of what is being said.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Learned to practice restraint and budget to escape debt.

  • Found ways to avoid it.