Biography of Darrell S. Freeman Sr.

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Darrell S. Freeman Sr. is the executive chairman of Zycron, Inc., an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991 in Nashville, Tenn. Zycron employs more than 350 professionals across the country and was named Nashville's largest tech services firm in 2015.

Freeman was inducted into the Nashville Entrepreneur Center's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2014. In addition to Zycron, he is also the co-founder of two other businesses, Reliant Bank and Pinnacle Construction Partners, and he is the Lead Director for American Addiction Centers. As co-founder and co-organizer of Tennessee-based Reliant Bank, Freeman serves on the Board of Directors, the Audit and Compensation Committee, and the Executive Loan Committee. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Pinnacle Construction Partners which provides a full range of preconstruction planning and construction management services for the public and private sector.

Freeman has a long-standing commitment to the community. In 2012, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appointed him to the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the Memphis City School Board in 2010 presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation for being a dedicated partner and a positive influence in the community. He served two terms as chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is a board member of Centennial Medical Center, and as former chairman of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, he led the organization to achieve chapter of the year in 2005.

Other organizations for which Freeman serves or has served on the board are: Tennessee Board of Regents, Stone Crest Medical Center, Nashville Community Foundation, the Nashville Downtown Rotary Club, the Federal Reserve Advisory Board, the African American Museum of Music Art and Culture, Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees and the Nashville Broadband Task Force.

Freeman's favorite pastimes include spending time with his wife Gloria and their four children Ebony, Kenya, Darrell Jr. and Nathan. He is an avid runner, having completed 12 marathons, numerous half marathons and four Ironman triathlons. He is an instrument rated pilot with more than 1,600 hours. And he is a pilot for Angel Flight, which is an organization that arranges free air transportation for charitable and medical needs. Golf and history are also two of his favorite hobbies.

Freeman holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University.


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