Accomplishment Highlights:

  • Youngest ever minority CEO of publicly-held company
  • Companies have raised, been sold for, and earned over $1M
  • Bestselling author
  • Business Week 25 under 25 and Inc. 30 under 30
  • Recognized in top national press
  • Businesses that are changing the world through innovation, improving the environment, and helping the world’s poor.
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  • Alexandra Mysoor
  • Jake Nickell
  • Hezekiah Griggs
  • Elizabeth Davis
  • Jeremy Johnson
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  • Hiten Shah
  • Duane Spires

Duane Spires

During Duane's first year at the University of South Florida he decided to start a company where he would teach sports enrichment classes to children at local schools. He created Extreme Youth Sports Inc. EYS quickly expanded to over 50 locations with several employees in the Tampa Bay area and offered Karate, Dance, Cheerleading, Tennis, Fitness, and team sports classes.

In 2008, Extreme Youth Sports has expanded into other markets including Miami FL, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Hollywood FL, Portsmouth Ohio, and Sacramento California through its business opportunity sales to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Duane currently serves as a board member for the Entrepreneur's Organization, which is a global organization committed to the growth of it's members businesses.

Duane is also a professional ring announcer for MMA cage fighting events. He has been featured on several television programs and he has interviewed many famous sports athletes.