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Carter English

Rise Clothing

Carter English has taken an unlikely path to becoming the Chief Marketing Officer at Rise clothing. A native of Dallas, Texas he graduated from Highland Park high school in 2006 and was a member of the state championship team his senior year. He decided to attend Texas Christian University and, after injuries, he devoted himself to developing and leading multiple organizations while also boxing on the USA Amateur tour as a middle weight. Two of the organizations that he co-founded are still in existence today, ignite Student Ministries and TCU Rangers. Following his graduation and a summer internship, he decided to forego an opportunity to remain as the assistant to the CEO of the Miami Dolphins and instead chose to pursue his longtime dream of being a college football coach. English’s determination and sacrifice took him from the University of Southern Mississippi to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and finally to Texas State University under hall of fame coach, Dennis Franchione. While at Texas State, he climbed the ranks from quality control to graduate assistant and finally ended his tenure as a tight ends coach and the youngest recruiting coordinator in FBS football. English coached multiple all-conference performers and Texas State experienced the highest ranked recruiting class to date at his departure in 2014. Carter decided at the conclusion of that class, that the same skills and work-ethic he had refined as a coach and recruiter could serve him equally as well and provide a higher quality lifestyle for the future family he desires. So, he decided to walk away from sports and pursue his interests in business. This too, did not come easy, as Carter spent time in financial services and insurance until he met Terrence and Tim Maiden who had recently acquired the Rise brand. With Rise clothing, he has been able to combine his business acumen with his desire to serve the communities he loves. Rise gives 11% of profit to initiatives aimed at empowering young men and has created and sponsored elevate academy in partnership with UNT-Dallas. Carter also is an active member of his local church and regularly mentors young men at Hope Farm. He is passionate about using business to leverage community change and continues to utilize Rise’s clothing to do exactly that.

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Tuesday, April 3

1:00pm CDT