About Robert Shumake
Robert S. Shumake guides Shumake Global Partners (SGP), an L3C enterprise with the mission “to enhance the world in which we live”, provides services in multifaceted socially beneficial sectors inclusive of Technology; Financial Services; Education & Training; Housing.
In 2005 as founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Inheritance Capital Group, LLC, (ICG) a leading private equity investor and developer of commercial and residential real estate, Robert Shumake expertly achieved financing for all types of ventures, from small business to mortgage loans, commercial leasing, and specialized projects.
ICG developed a real estate portfolio of nearly 3 million square feet, valued over 300 million dollars. Prior to Robert Shumake’s success at ICG, he was Owner and President of First Equity Holdings, where he oversaw the management and sale of 85% of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inventory in Michigan. Following his accomplishments at FEH, Shumake was awarded a Presidential appointment to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Directors, which presided over 700 billion dollars.
During his tenure as a director, Robert Shumake presided over the Finance Committee in Michigan and Indiana. Robert Shumake also received two Michigan (Republican and Democratic) gubernatorial appointments: The Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons, where he was responsible for the regulation and licensure of real estate professionals, and the Governor’s Council for Health and Fitness. Robert Shumake is an active supporter of youth, both as a mentor and as a philanthropist.
The Robert Shumake Scholarship Relays, a division of the Shumake Family and Friends Foundation, has provided over 100 college scholarships and provided over 25,000 youths the opportunity to display their talents, athletically and academically. Robert Shumake is also a sponsor of the Historical Black College (HBCU) Cross Country Tournament, the largest tournament of its kind in the nation.
As well as local initiatives, Robert Shumake’s foundation sponsors several global humanitarian projects focused on the pursuit of improved education and overall betterment of life: Youth Ambassador Humanitarian Project (YAH), an official program of the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana sponsored over 100 youth in business endeavors; The Shumake Legacy Academy was launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, serving HIV orphans and 3000 students.
Robert Shumake’s book “For Entrepreneurs Who Considered Suicide When Business Got Tough!” is in its third printing, proving to be a valuable coaching tool for individuals as they stretch towards their dreams and aspirations amid the struggles of doing business. In 2013 his newest book “Climbing Your InnerMountain: 10 Steps To Reaching Any Goal” hit the charts as a #1 Amazon best-seller, as he shared his personal life lessons learned while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Robert S. Shumake holds an Honorary Doctorate from Lewis College of Business in Detroit. Robert Shumake’s passion to help and support others in the areas of business and philanthropy earned him the title of Honorary Consul in two countries: The Republic of Botswana to the United States; The United Republic of Tanzania to the United States.
In 2015, Mr. Shumake was appointed as “Ambassador” and Special Diplomatic Advisor of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) with an interest in the American and African Regions.
Robert Shumake’s success has been driven by his philosophy of life: “I always want to promote the ‘Double Bottom Line’; make a profit in business and make a difference in the community.”Read Blog