Born to thrive with the business leaders of the 21st century. Founder, Dre Richmond was just a kid from a small town and would one day lead a Global Digital Marketing Agency based in Fuquay-Varina that propelled businesses forward and impacted lives globally. 

Dre was raised by his grandmother in a low-income community in Sanford, NC. Throughout his educational career, he gained much inspiration in business classes and there lived an entrepreneurial spirit deep inside Dre to one day build a business and leave a legacy for his family.

Dre attended Saint Augustine’s University where he studied business administration, worked part-time jobs (Best Buy, G4S, Xerox) and he would spend most of his hours reading business and self-development books past midnight. These were the impeccable moments Dre developed his passion for business and begin to discover his purpose.

After college, Dre came across an article that revealed how the Digital Marketing Industry would be the catalyst to help businesses thrive in the next 20 years. After earning a Digital Marketing Master’s Degree from Concordia College NY, Dre applied and interviewed for over 100+ jobs opportunities and he faced a ton of rejection pursuing a career in the Digital Marketing Industry. Despite the opposition, in 2018, Dre ran into a church that needed a new website. Dre created his first website for the church and this opportunity inspired Dre to create his first business, named Digital Endure while job seeking.

As Dre continued to seek a Marketing career, Healthgrades, a health-based Marketing Agency provided Dre the greatest internship of his life. In a 3 month period, Dre was well equipped with Digital Marketing Certifications and abilities needed to pursue any job in the Digital Marketing Industry. In less than a year, by God’s grace, Dre went from having no job offer, to looking at several digital marketing offers on his desk.

Dre accepted his first highest paid job offer and continued to grow his small business on the side. During the 3rd year of his career, Dre was running digital ads across the U.S. for a Global Healthcare company and managing multi-million dollar advertising budgets annually. Dre thought he was living his dream with his wife and 3 children, but little did he know having access to luxury hotels and the best 5 star restaurants isn’t what fulfilled him.

This was the lifestyle Dre always imagined, however, he found out it was not the lifestyle he truly desired. He gained much more weight, spent less time with family, and had challenging times adapting to new company cultures and systems that did not fit his identity. Truth is, Dre was not fulfilling his true purpose for God.

In March 2021, at age 26, Dre Richmond was led to step out on faith and give his full time, effort and energy to the Digital Marketing Agency to serve businesses in the area of consumer and employee growth and develop sustainable communities. This significant moment produced the birth of DBA MARKETING PROS.