David Anderson

Managing Partner, The Heist Agency

David Anderson III is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur who started his first business venture at 16 years old and never looked back. Since then, he has been an integral part in starting and managing numerous companies. He is currently a managing partner of TWENTY•>TEN, a division of Team Enterprises, a multi-disciplined and entrepreneurial creative group with deep brand experience from the realms of strategy, art and design, integrated production, and national event management. TWENTY•>TEN brings new ideas to life, impacts culture, stirs emotions and creates real value for brands and people. TWENTY•>TEN’s expertise has been utilized by clients such as BET, Coca-Cola, Bacardi, Under Armour and George Foreman, to name a few.

In addition to his role at TWENTY•>TEN, he also serves as managing partner of the Heist Agency, LLC. The Heist Agency is an arts and entertainment talent management group. The agency boasts an eclectic roster of sought out creatives and entertainers. Heist has orchestrated partnerships and bookings for their clients with Nike, Complex, Twitter, NASA, RedBull, and more.

Anderson previously served as a managing partner of The Gaia Group Inc., which delivered optimal energy solutions, services, and products across the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. Anderson is no stranger to bringing ideas to life; his passion for entrepreneurship and party production inspired him to open two bars—The Living Room and Social Junkie Sports Bar and Grill. The Living Room was an intimate bar and lounge in Houston’s Galleria area that had a prosperous year of business before being sold to real estate developers, while Social Junkie was a Houston hot spot that provided great food, drinks and ambiance to socialites and sports lovers alike for four successful years.

In addition to pursuing numerous business opportunities, Anderson is an active leader in Houston’s vibrant community. Most recently, he was named to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Houston Regional Board. He is an active member of the Houston Area Urban League’s Young Professionals organization and served as the Leadership Team Secretary for the Greater Houston Partnership’s Young Professionals Endeavour.. Additionally, Anderson serves as a founding member and President of the Momentum PAC, which is a political action committee that was established to mobilize and improve the visibility of young professionals. He is a committed mentor at the US Dream Academy, an after-school program that aims to break the cycle of incarceration. He also makes time to serve as a parishioner at Saint Mary’s of the Purification Catholic Church where he was a Trustee for the Knights of St. Peter Claver. Anderson’s commitment to community building and dedicated leadership has been recognized at both the local and national level, with honors such as “Entrepreneur of the Year” from Morehouse College and “Houston’s 40 Under 40” from the Houston Business Journal.