CEO

Franklin Forbes

CEO

Franklin is the founder and CEO of Blistey by Urbaynes, bringing several years of experience in leadership and architecture positions professionally. Previously, Frank was the associate director on the Global Board at HLAB. Professionally he is an architect and urban planner. He taught architecture and sustainability at The School of The New York Times. Frank, a former Beeson Fellow, holds a BA in architecture from Columbia University and a Masters in architecture and urban planning from the Kent School of Architecture – England.

He founded Urbaynes because he saw a lot of inequity in his profession. He felt compelled to do something about the problems he saw and be the change he wanted to see. Urbaynes is the parent company that will launch different products that will support and uphold the communities that he loves by bringing them to the forefront of the discussion by increasing their exposure and revenue. His first product is Blistey, a business directory of Black and Brown businesses globally. We are building the most effective listing service on the web and in an app for us by us. He hopes you consider Blistey as your new business home.