As a child growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods, 5th Ward, there are not many positive role models to provide the proper guidance. I was blessed to have two of the best mentors that life could offer, my parents, Charles and Clara Randolph.
Our home was run with an iron fist where rules and regulations prevailed. “Spare the rod and spoil the child” was prevalent in our home, but love was abundant. Having the degree of love we had in our home was so important because my mom died when I was 13 and I was raised by my father and four sisters. This impacted me a great deal, but we knew it was important to conduct ourselves in the manner which was established by my mom. Being the only boy was tough at times because it was quite difficult to get away with anything, and there were always consequences for my actions. Like many others during my generation, I was raised in the church, so it was important to love the Lord and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It is my belief that the basis of my strong foundation created the man that I am today.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My parents' main goal was to nurture us and guide us so that we would have more and be more than the generation before us. I graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School and was the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college. Just as my teen years were faced with the passing of my mom, my dad passed prior to me receiving my college degree. However, in his honor, I felt compelled to continue and received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Houston Central Campus in Economics and Finance with a minor in International Sales.
While attending the University of Houston, I was one of the chosen few to become a member of Eta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Incorporated. Upon graduation, I was unable to get employment because so many major companies were collapsing at that time. It was so important for me to create a successful life for myself that I decided to start my own company. The “X Group Retirement Corporation,” which is my own retirement income strategy company, began. Out of a desire to make my parents proud to have me as their son, my very own corporation was born. Although difficult, it was the start of what has proven to be one of the wonderful ways of helping others improve quality of life for their loved ones and family.
Out of a need to have balance in my personal life, I also love to travel, attend social events, support charities and play professional volleyball. Overall, my primary goal in life is to teach my beautiful daughter, in the face of adversity, having God in your life and great work ethics can have a positive outcome.
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