David Box is President and CEO of Box Ventures and a classic example of a self-made-man. As a native Oklahoman, David Box has built Box Ventures and its diverse portfolio of companies from the ground up. From his humble beginnings as a talent agent and concert promoter to currently employing over 120 team members, Box is a true entrepreneur. While Box is a business visionary he also has a unique gift for discovering and cultivating talent as well as multi-tasking, which is evident in his wide-range of business activities; including entertainment, talent, country clubs, real estate and sports, to name a few.
Box began his career in the entertainment business in 1987 as a student attending the University of Oklahoma. His talent agency, Box Talent, quickly became a pioneering talent buyer and artist management firm for the Midwest.
As a talent agent, Box’s experience is extensive. Box has worked as an agent for the Dixie Chicks (Sony Music), The Nixons (MCA/Dragon Street Records), Wakeland (Warner Brothers Records) and for the Rolling Stone Nation Wide College Tour. Box Talent has produced over 30,000 successful performances.
As the premier entertainment buyer for over thirty venues throughout the region, Box Talent has produced concerts across the country for many top-tier artists, including: John Mayer, Jessica Simpson, Hootie and Blowfish, Travis Tritt, Toby Keith and many more. In addition to managing and promoting artists, Box Talent currently books bands for clubs in Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fayetteville, and Dallas as well as company parties, weddings and various private events. As a full-service entertainment agency, Box Talent also offers celebrities/personalities, event planning, casino gaming rentals, venue rental services and mobile DJ’s. Today Box Talent is celebrating 22 years in business with offices in Oklahoma City, Norman, Tulsa and Dallas.
Box Talent website: www.boxtalent.com
Box began to expand his business interests early on in his career with residential real estate in Norman around the University of Oklahoma campus, and grew to selected areas in northwest Oklahoma City. From there Box began investing in Norman’s Campus Corner, purchasing numerous properties including the Box Talent Building, the Satellite Building (one of Campus Corner’s only office buildings), The Deli and parking lots. He partnered with Judy Hatfield to purchase additional investment property in Campus Corner, including the buildings that hold these tenants: La Luna, Brothers, Free Bird’s, Sugars, The Earth, Victoria’s, Monique’s, the Sunshine Store, as well as residential lofts and one of the only interior parking lots in the area. In addition to retail and office, Box and Andy Ridley purchased Campus Corner Apartments, an apartment complex which has consistently been improved upon since the acquisition.
Box Real Estate has real estate holdings throughout the Oklahoma City Metro, including Shartel Plaza, the Midtown District, Western District, and building frontage on 23rd Street, which includes one of the largest parking lots in the area. Box also has an interest in Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar as and Grill (Bricktown/Oklahoma City) as well as the venue’s talent buyer, The Village at Woodland Hills Shopping Center (Tulsa retail center), and is continuing to develop Norman through the sales and marketing of Loft 401, an upscale and first-of-its-kind condominium development. Now with over one million square feet of property and a diverse portfolio, he continues to expand upon his interests in both Norman, Oklahoma City and elsewhere.
Box Real Estate website: www.boxrealestate.com
In 2005, Box (majority owner) organized a group to purchase The Greens Country Club, which includes an 18-hole championship golf course and state-of-the-art tennis facility, a beautiful 30,000 square foot clubhouse and three swimming pools. The Greens has steadily improved in both management and quality during he and his partner’s tenure as owner, which has been proven, by its 1,200 members and current waiting list.
The Greens Country Club website: www.thegreenscc.com
Box and his associates are also a sought after consultant group, successfully consulting various business and venture capital groups in the region. A few to mention are Interscope Records, Pompano’s Resort, Jay Quinn Band, George Shinn (owner of the New Orleans Hornets NBA team) and Willie Nelson with Earth Bio Fuels, in which Box assisted with the opening of Willie’s Place, owned by Earth BioFuels and Willie Nelson, plus others.
Box Consulting website: www.boxventures.us
Box is active in his community serving as Vice Chair on the Integris Young Philanthropists Board, serving as keynote speaker at many events and has produced a wide range of benefit/charity events and concerts, including the Rolling Stone’s Magazine Nationwide College Tour, a concert headlined by Dave Matthews and Big Head Todd for the victims of the Oklahoma City Bombing. In 2004, Box was named “Top 40 Under 40” in the Journal Record and Durocher’s Business News. Box received a degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of Oklahoma where he served as the captain of the OU tennis team and member of Beta Theta Pi.