Lloyd Trotter is Founder and Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners, launching the firm after nearly 40 years with General Electric. During his GE career, Lloyd was named Vice Chairman, General Electric, and President and CEO of GE Industrial, where he was responsible for a $28B business with nearly 80,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this role, Lloyd was Executive Vice President of Operations where he led efforts to improve operational excellence across GE’s businesses.
Lloyd is a founding member of GE’s African American Forum. He represented GE for America’s Promise, an organization aiming to increase volunteerism in support of youth. He has received numerous GE awards including the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a recipient of the prestigious Bernard H. Falk Award, recognizing Lloyd’s many contributions to the electro-industry and to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Lloyd has also been honored by the Harlem YMCA, from which he received the Black Achievers in Industry Award. The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) established the Lloyd Trotter African American Forum Scholarship in recognition for Lloyd’s on-going commitment to volunteerism and mentoring. Lloyd is also the recipient of the prestigious Candle in the Dark Award from Morehouse College and the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance for his commitment to promoting education and diversity. In 2005, Black Enterprise Magazine named Lloyd one of the 75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America. Most recently, Lloyd was a recipient of the National Urban Technology Center’s Corporate & Philanthropy Leadership Award for his work helping underserved students in our most fragile communities reach their highest academic potential and find entrepreneurial success.
Lloyd has served on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and the GE Foundation. He also served on the board of Textron, Inc., Meritor, Inc., PepsiCo and Daimler AG.
Lloyd graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA), and in 2001 the school awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. Lloyd has also been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the School of Business at North Carolina A&T and St. Augustine’s University