Highlights Holding Company
Written by Aubrey Stewart
Highlights Research and Strategic Management Solutions (HRSMS) is a research and strategic management consultancy founded in February 2017. HRSMS was established with the mandate of supporting local and regional startups, micro, small and medium sized businesses and private groups with: Strategic management solutions, business development services, data collection and analysis, banking, finance, and economic research and analysis.
In 2019, two years after building Highlights local and regional network, the mission gave birth to the Highlights Holding Company Ltd. of which Highlights Research, Highlights Financial Services, Highlights Impact Foundation and Highlights Technology and Development are subsidiaries of the holding group of companies. Currently, Highlights group’s operations are driven by seven management team members and three consultants with the intention of growing to meet demand.
As Founder and Group CEO for the Highlights Holding Company and its subsidiaries, my main responsibility is to guide and support the full implementation of projects and activities by the holding group, supported by Managing Directors of each Highlights subsidiary. I am the chief visionary and am responsible for oversight and the overall strategic planning and execution of the group of companies.
Highlights Holding Company, through our operations and subsidiaries, are committed to a mission of providing individuals, startups, micro, small and medium sized entities and low-income families with affordable research for business development and expansion, public policy development, short and long term financial support, housing and technology solutions, and community development solutions to achieve holistic growth and building community impact.
Highlights is founded on the belief that all things are possible regardless of your beginning and circumstances, but what is of greater importance are the results produced in the end. These results-oriented people are the type of people we choose to work with. Currently, Highlights supports six micro, small and medium sized businesses and fourteen individuals.
Through my personal experience as a child and young adult, I came in close contact with death on several occasions through gang activity in my community. Since 2007, I have dedicated himself to God and service for the development of this community and nation. These activities of service are mainly driven through my youth organization - The Youth Organization for Upliftment.
Though experiencing many financial difficulties growing up, I've completed a Bachelor's degree in Political Leadership, Strategy, and Management and a Master's Degree in Government/Politics. Through strategy and management, I am focused on using education as a tool for creating opportunities for those without opportunities and for those who believe that things won’t get better. My personal mantra is expressed in two ways:
- It’s not only about the quantitative results acquired from activities but the qualitative impact we make on people’s lives.
- There is no height to which we cannot climb by using the active intelligence of your mind.
Through discipline and focus on God’s mission through my community involvement and business, I've had the privilege of being recognized by President Barack Obama and Her Majesty the Queen of England for outstanding leadership and nation building in 2015 and 2018 respectively. My faith has driven me to be the visionary and authentic leader that I believe I am today, consistently telling myself that "I CAN."