Black-owned media company Revolt, founded by rapper and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs, today announced a series of changes to its senior-level leadership that includes promoting in-house talent to two new chief officer positions.
Combs’ highest-level appointment was given to industry veteran Detavio Samuels, who will serve as Revolt’s CEO effective immediately, making him “one of corporate America’s youngest executives,” the company says. Samuels was first hired by Revolt last summer as its chief operating officer, following a five-year stint as president of pop culture media group Interactive One.
The C-suite changes also include a role expansion for Revolt’s current chief financial officer Colin McIntosh, who will serve as both the company’s CFO as well as its COO going forward. Before joining Revolt in 2018, McIntosh helped lead mobile gaming company Scopely, and had previously acted as VP of finance for Sony Pictures Television.
“My vision for Revolt was always to build the world’s largest Black-owned media company powered by the smartest young executives from the culture,” says Combs, adding that it’s critical for Revolt to “stay true” to its mission of elevating up-and-coming industry leaders and empowering the growth of hip-hop.