Richelieu Dennis

Co-Founder & Chairman

Richelieu Dennis is a Liberian refugee who moved to the US in 1980 before making his fortune creating the hugely popular beauty company, Shea Moisture, Sundial and other consumer products. Rich later founded Essence Ventures and acquired Essence Magazine and Essence Festival – which attracts close to 500K attendees each year. He is an active, social investor having launched the New Voices Fund, a $100M fund to invest in businesses owned by black women. In his capacity at Group Black, Rich will serve as Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board.

our leadership team

Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & Chairman
Bonin Bough
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer