Darrin Eakins

Darrin Eakins is the Founder and CEO of Golden Age Innovations. He is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. A leader with over a decade of history in engineering, sports entertainment and spirits. Darrin drives a robust business model that is the catalyst for the success of each of his business ventures which include: DuBlasé Whiskey, the Nassau Pride ABA professional basketball team and the Savannah Ghost Pirate ECHL professional ice hockey team.

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Darrin’s diverse professional background has landed him media coverage from national outlets, including ABC, FOX, NBC and Yahoo Finance. In addition, numerous articles have been published that feature Darrin, which include the Jacksonville Business Journal, Street Insider, Authority Magazine and Forbes Black. 

Outside of his entrepreneurial endeavors, Darrin is an active member in the community and is passionate about giving back. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Business REIN Panel, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and FAMU National Alumni Association. Darrin serves on the Board for Level the Playing Field Leadership Academy and the DuBlasé Foundation. Darrin also serves on the Board of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, as appointed by the Mayor of Jacksonville.

Darrin is a graduate of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Small Business Executive Program Class XV, Hightower Emerging Leader Fellowship Class VII, and Leadership Jacksonville ℅ 2023. Darrin looks to continue his efforts in leading the charge in building a strong community with a unified vision.