FOUNDED IN 2021

Home of future BIPOC CEOs Investors Philanthropists Influencers Leaders Politicians

Our Mission

BTG’s mission is to play an important role in closing the racial wealth divide by fostering community among our world’s most talented diverse business leaders, creating the conditions for excellence, success, and opportunity to transpire.

Our Vision

BTG’s vision is to become a well-connected global network of our world’s most transformative diverse business leaders, serving as a force for good.

Meet BTG’s Leadership

Devon Triplett

Founder & Chairman | Phoenix Fund, Prev. McKinsey & Goldman Sachs

Passionate about economic mobility in BIPOC communities, Devon founded BTG as a first-semester freshman in college and continues to serve as the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board.

From Asheville, NC, Devon studies Finance at The University of North Carolina. Previously, Devon summered with McKinsey & Company (2022) and in Goldman Sachs' NYC Investment Banking Division (2023).

Outside of BTG, Devon is an Investor at Phoenix Fund, a community-oriented VC investing the best startups founded by Harvard students and alumni. Devon enjoys Tennis, Pickleball, and staying active in the gym. Additionally, Devon is an avid non-fiction reader and loves to study Investors like Sam Zell.

Twitter: @devontriplett12

Eugenia Trakal

CEO | Vista Equity Partners, Prev. Goldman Sachs

Passionate about community-building and empowering BIPOC students, Eugenia has served as Chief Operating Officer of BTG since 2021. ​​

From Gilbert, AZ, Eugenia studies Finance and Real Estate at Arizona State University – Barrett, the Honors College. She is currently an Investment Partner at Dorm Room Fund, and an Investment Intern at Nido Venures, a B2B SaaS VC Fund investing in Spanish-speaking Americas. Previously, Eugenia interned at Goldman Sachs, Greycroft, and New Enterprise Associates.

Outside of BTG, Eugenia serves as Executive Director of Arizona Microcredit Initiative, a non-profit empowering underserved entrepreneurs. In her free time, Eugenia loves playing tennis, practicing her violin, and watching futbol (vamos Argentina!).

Twitter: @eugeniatrakal

“Imagine the impact we can have by graduating ~40 of our nation’s brightest BIPOC business leaders each year with a 100k+ job, no debt, and a ticket to a deferred MBA at a leading graduate school. That is what we are accomplishing at BTG.”

Devon TriplettFounder & Chairman

Founding Story

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, BTG Co-Founders were eager to leverage their business acumen to provide pro-bono consulting services to minority-owned businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The team quickly realized that because the work must be done virtually, they could provide services and welcome team members from anywhere in the world. With a strong passion for BIPOC economic mobility, consulting, and mentorship and after a short period of ideation, Bridging the Gap (BTG) Consulting was born.

Since then, BTG has grown to become a reputable national organization preparing exceptional diverse students for roles in various business functions.

Meet The Founding Team