David Bolno is a partner at NKSFB, LLC, the largest business management firm in the country, with eight offices in the United States and United Kingdom and more than 550 employees. Bolno’s works closely with some of the industry’s most successful entertainers, including Justin Bieber, Drake, Post Malone, Pharrell Williams, and Will.i.am.
Bolno’s contributions to their careers have been instrumental in their achievements. In fact, in the liner notes of Drake’s highly acclaimed album “Take Care” released in 2011, the Canadian rapper expressed his gratitude to Bolno for his significant role in shaping his success. Drake specifically acknowledged Bolno’s efforts in “pulling my life together for me and putting me in a position where I can now begin to build my empire.”
Bolno’s expertise is business structuring and financial planning for major companies, artists and productions – and in “giving back.” What distinguishes him is his steadfast commitment to his LA neighborhood, the importance of family, friendships, and civic engagement. He promotes a culture of generosity by his commitment to a number of altruistic practices, including philanthropy, mentoring, education, diversity, and entrepreneurship.
Bolno strongly believes in the power of philanthropy to make a positive impact on society. He recognizes the importance of giving back to the community by providing financial support, resources, and time to charitable causes. He actively seeks opportunities to contribute to philanthropic initiatives, whether through financial donations, volunteering, or organizing fundraising events.
Advocating for Community Involvement
“Actively engaging with the community is essential for fostering growth and well-being,” Bolno says. He advocates for community involvement by encouraging others to participate in local initiatives, events, and organizations. He promotes the idea that collective efforts can bring about meaningful change and improve the quality of life for everyone in the community.
Promoting success is a core value for Bolno. His extensive experience and expertise have allowed him to guide and support artists in navigating the complex landscape of the entertainment industry. “Achieving success goes beyond mere financial gains or accolades. It encompasses providing artists with the necessary tools, guidance, and strategic planning to build a sustainable and thriving career.”
Fostering personal relationships
“I place great value on building and nurturing personal relationships,” Bolno says. “Strong connections with family, friends, and loved ones are essential for personal growth and happiness. I emphasizes the importance of expressing love, support, and appreciation to those closest to us. Fostering personal relationships creates a positive and supportive network that contributes to personal and professional success.”
Mentoring Aspiring Professionals
Recognizing the significance of mentorship, Bolno actively engages in mentoring aspiring professionals. He understands the value of sharing knowledge, experiences, and insights to guide others in their career paths. Bolno provides guidance, advice, and support to help individuals navigate challenges and achieve their goals. By mentoring others, he seeks to empower and inspire the next generation of professionals.
“Leaders must recognize the value of diversity and inclusion in creating a thriving and innovative society,” says Bolno, who advocates for equal opportunities and supports initiatives that promote diversity in the workplace and the community. He actively engages in activities that celebrate diversity, raise awareness about inclusion, and combat discrimination. “I believe that embracing diversity enriches communities and fosters a more harmonious and progressive society.”
David Bolno works with internationally known entertainers, musicians, artists and athletes. He also advises record companies, recording studios and high net-worth individuals. Guiding clients in achieving maximum financial return and preserving wealth, David advises on business, personal wealth and tax planning matters in the U.S. and abroad. He has been recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s top business managers by The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Billboard. While working full time, David received his law degree Cum Laude from Temple University and his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in his major. He also serves on The Alumni Council for Duke University.