Herb Wilkins co-founded SCI in 1972 and served as its first President and CEO. He also founded and formed the SYNCOM Funds group, which is comprised of a number of individual venture funds. Prior to forming SCI and SYNCOM, he owned a management consulting firm and was Senior Vice President of Urban National Corporation, a Boston-based venture capital fund. Previously, he was Principal-in-Charge of Management Advisory Services for Lucas, Tucker & Company, independent public accountants. Mr. Wilkins has served on the board of directors of numerous companies, including District Cablevision, Inc., Iridium Satellite LLC, Simmons- Lathan Media Group, BET Holdings, Inc., where he was a founding board member, and is a former director of Cowles Media Company. He is the past founding Chairman of the Board of the Entrepreneurial Growth and Investment Institute and continues to serve as a director. He has also served on the board of the Maryland Small Business Economic Development Authority and the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC).
Mr. Wilkins received a B.S. degree from Boston University in 1965 and a M.B.A. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1970.