GEORGE SAINTEUS is a New York City based serial entrepreneur. His claim to fame is curating New York City’s largest and most powerful Urban Professional Mixer known as The Upmixer, as well as running a highly successful insurance agency. His star studded Upmixer events, over the years have convene influential leaders in business, government, education, media, tech, the arts, and health care, while raising hundreds of thousands for multiple scholarship and community projects.
George is a creative deal maker with a solid track record of fostering effective business relationships at the highest levels. He has garnered substantial success in the insurance industry which has allowed him to launch other ventures, such as SAINT Real Estate, SAINT Travel, and his forth coming self-help book, ”Lessons on Pivoting for Success”.
At only 38 years old, George is currently the Vice President of Administration for the Metro New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, where he oversees Strategic Partnerships, Lifestyle, and Special Projects. In addition, he leads some of the chapter’s professional development workshops with Fortune 500 corporate partners, and manages local and national affinity group relationships, while serving as liaison to federal government agencies.
When the COVID-19 global pandemic broke out, George immediately stepped up to make a big difference in the communities he serves. He first organized several community relief initiatives. Which included free meals to the community and healthcare workers in partnership with popular New York city based restaurants Ponty Bistro and Renaissance Harlem. He later led a series of virtual discussions to educate the community in the wake of the pandemic through a virtual interview series he created called Community Conversations. He covered subjects such as the impact of COVID-19 on Small Business, Navigating the New Business Environment, and Estate Planning for Millennials. This led him to become a highly sought-after thought leader, leading presentation for members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Prospanica New York, and Brooklyn Small Business Development Center, to name a few.
George is a small business connector. He has a background that includes over a decade of experience across various industries including non-profit organizations, retail, global financial services, and insurance. He is a change agent with insightful perspectives and with a personal mission to be of service to others while uplifting communities.