Jamil Overton Co-creator / Project Consultant
Mr. Overton, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Global Funding Resources and is responsible for the overall direction and management of the company. A native Philadelphian he is a specialist in business development and has been a practicing consultant for more than twenty years.
Jamil was nominated for and became a member of the Republican Party Senatorial Inner Circle. And, has also been a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Washington-based lobby organization whose purpose is to represent U.S. business and maintain the free enterprise system of business.
Mr. Overton served on the Philadelphia Reception Committee for developing world representatives. The receptions preceded seminars and briefings pertinent to trade missions and joint venture business opportunities in the Caribbean and several West African countries. During Mr. Overton’s one year tenure the Philadelphia Reception Committee received over five (5) ambassadors and attachés from Africa and the Caribbean. This lead to Mr. Overton to contracting with The International Federation of Automobile Sports (FISA) of Côte D’Ivoire for the purpose of attracting American sponsorship of a national auto rally, “Rally Bondama”, an annual event in that country. Mr. Overton designed all the entertainment involving a Motown Records production, entitled “From Motown to the Motherland, Live in the Ivory Coast”.
In 1990, Jamil wrote and developed a youth appropriate television program that was syndicated by the PBS Television Network. The program entitled “In The Mix”, was historical in that, it was the network’s first program targeted to a non-preschool/elementary school age market. The program targeted adolescents and young adults ages 15-20 and was presented in a news magazine format using young hosts as correspondents.
Mr. Overton has been a U.S. liaison for the Université Libre de Rueil Malmaison in Rueil Malmaison, France. While in Paris, he became manager of international music for Tabala Radio 106.5 FM, a West African/Caribbean radio station whose format featured francophone African music. His duties included attracting more and better advertisers, integrating a more American format, and introducing new American artists to Tabala Radio listeners.
Mr. Overton has worked as a project solicitor for the Middle Eastern Businessmen’s Association, a “Source” bank to wealthy Arab businessmen and international brokers. As an associate broker, he identified available super-regional shopping centers, skyscrapers and medical supply devices for sale in the U.S. and Canada.
Jamil was a representative for the International Finance, Trade and Development Group, Inc., a company which operated out of Europe, South America, Africa and the United States; his responsibilities involved the location and processing of information regarding possible business acquisitions for IFT&D Group, Inc.
As chief account executive for The First Delaware Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Mr. Overton’s responsibilities were to locate commercial real estate, high-rated bonds and commercial paper.