Meet Torrence


Torrence Reed is a native of Durham, NC, and a proud graduate of Riverside High School. Mr. Reed is an IT Professional with over 17 years of corporate, small business and government experience as an Engineer, Serial Entrepreneur, Social Investor, Philanthropist, Speaker and Author. Torrence has utilized his skill sets and work experience to accelerate and scale several startups including Noirbnb, Freeman Capital and Zoom Technologies.

The work Torrence has done to advocate for the creation and sustainability of Black businesses and jobs. as well as educating others on the convergence of their corporate experiences and their startup, has been featured in local and national news outlets such as NBC Blk (Black), Blavity, Black Enterprise, The Washington Post, HBCU Lifestyle and American Banker. His pursuits have also afforded him opportunities to speak at conferences for major organizations, such as United Negro College Fund, The Perkins Leadership Training Institute, The Harbor Institute and many institutions of higher education including Howard University, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Hampton University, and Univeristy of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Mr. Reed is the Co-Author of “Dream Big. Dream Often. Dream Unrealistic. Sidelines to Get Off The Sidelines” and a contributing author for “The HBCU Experience: North Carolina A&T State University Edition”

Torrence continues to heavily work with and is a major advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). His love for HBCUs has led to the creation of both HBCU Wall Street, LLC, HBCU Realty, LLC and HBCU Movers, LLC. He is also a co-founder of nonprofit organization, “Standing Tall for Success, Inc.” He is a 2018 Black Enterprise Modern Man and a 2017 Washington, DC The Made Man (TMM) Honoree and a proud graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, where he majored in Management Information Systems, B.S