Germar Reed is the Principle Analytics Consultant at District Analyst LLC, a data analytics consulting firm based out of Washington, DC. In addition, he is a Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics Advisory Services at Merkle Inc., where he leads a team of analytics consultants in supporting high-tech clients in Latin America. He is a graduate of East Carolina University as well as Wayne State University, where he received his Master of Business Administration. Reed is happily married to Angelinia Reed and they have one daughter, Charlotte. Reed shared with rolling out the value of reading daily.
What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community?
The legacy that I hope to leave for my daughter is one of building generational wealth that will allow our family to pay forward the blessings we are fortunate to earn by “planting trees whose shade we will never sit in.” As a father, it is important for my daughter to see me giving back to institutions like the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The United Negro College Fund and Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
How would you describe your Fatherhood culture?
My daughter Charlotte is only 17 months, and I can already see that she is a thinker. My goal is to cultivate a space that allows her to form her own opinions and embrace the diversity of thought.
Why is it important to expose children to education and valuable skills?
Because as Marcus Garvey so eloquently stated, “Intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden.”
What insightful advice would you suggest about building a network?
Networking is about what you can offer, not what you can gain.
Why should you read every day?
As a father, I feel it is important for my daughter to see me reading because seeking knowledge is the first step in admitting that you do not have all of the answers. Additionally, I am intentional about modeling the pursuit of knowledge.