A business that is legacy-conscious is a business that will last forever. Cortney Sargent, Sr. is a revolutionary leader who passionately uses his gifts and skills to help others, so much so that he is beloved as The People’s Entrepreneur. His life’s philosophy and favorite quote is “let’s make it better, by going up together”, and he uses that same philosophy to drive the Sargent Branding agency.
His story began July 28, 1987 in Columbus, MS while his father was deployed out of the country on assignment in the United States Air Force. Because of his father’s absence, Cortney never got the opportunity to develop a strong relationship with him, which caused him to hold a grudge against his father for many years–well into adulthood.
Though he faced some tough times in life without his dad, his story didn’t end there. Through hope and love, Cortney and his father was able to rebuild their relationship. Although it took Cortney 24 years to address his father as “dad”, today their relationship is stronger than ever.
In 2009 Cortney started his first business, then in September 2012 went on to launch Cortney Westbrook Enterprises, which has evolved into Sargent Enterprises, LLC. For years Cortney has immersed himself in graphic design, website design and development, which has earned him three graphic design awards. At his life’s, end Cortney wants to have made an impact on the world that will be pleasing to God and resonate for many generations to come.
In 2015 Cortney changed his last name from Westbrook to Sargent as a way to show his birth father honor and to carry the Sargent legacy. Also in 2015, Cortney and his wife Christian bore a son, Cortney Sargent, Jr., and Cortney couldn’t be more proud to pass the Sargent name to his son. So you see, to us our business name represents more than just a legal/brand identifier and our logo is no different.
The Sargent logo is a representation of the Sargent legacy and the contribution Cortney’s father made to our country serving in the United States military. Our logo is more than a symbol–it is a badge of honor that represents a life-long legacy of pride, redemption and reconciliation.
That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. What’s yours?