Carl “Bigthangs” Vinson
CEO & Founder
Carl Vinson is Founder/Visionary/President & CEO of Made Man Enterprises, located in Northern California’s Bay Area.
Made Man Enterprises LLC is the parent company of Made Man Entertainment specializing in a concierge of services. The company was established in 2001. This company offers Bodyguard & Security Services, DJ’s, Process Servers-license and bonded and Promotional Services for personal or business events. In 2004, Mr. Vinson attended the Annual Texas Summer Music Conference in Dallas Texas. While attending this conference he saw the need to bring the Southern artist and business to the West Coast. With passion he implemented his vision to brand and educates the independent market. To assist him in the establishment of Made Man Enterprises, Carl Vinson has also been successful in bridging business relationships with seasoned veterans and major label executives; this has helped to educate himself in the music industry and to systematically develop his skills in this arena.
Since “tying” music industry affiliates to his company (i.e. media outlets, management, and marketing) Made Man Enterprises and Carl Vinson are now known as “all in one” one stop shop. Because of his professionalism and integrity many independent artists in the music industry continue to contact Carl for consultation regarding launch parties and business branding for other labels.
Made Man Enterprises and Carl Vinson’s skills set him apart as personal & private security/bodyguard. Some of his high profile security clients consist of Asian Da Doll artist of Gucci Mane, Lil B (formerly of the wolfpack), Tammy Roman of Basketball Wives, NeNe Leakes, Snoop Dogg, Grand Master Flash, DJ Quik, Montel Jordan, Nelly, Jerry Rice, Dymond John, founder of FUBU clothing line & cast members of the multi-Emmy, Award-winning reality show on ABC, “Shark Tank”, and Kara Monaco 2006 Play Boy Bunny of the year. He has hosted the VIP Celebrity Bash for Oakland Raiders & San Francisco 49ers, and the John Legend concert after party, also Flava of Love casting search with the VH1 network and producers. Many special bay area events have relied on Carl Vinson for security – Fashion on Union Square in San Francisco, CA., Caribbean Fest Day in San Francisco, CA., Geoffrey Inner Circle in Oakland, CA., City Of Oakland Recreation Department in Oakland, CA.
Made Man Enterprises has been directly involved and promoted events and key artist(s) he assisted the president of BMA (Bay Area Black Music Awards) with promotions, (from clear channels to grass roots promotions) which gives tribute to artist considered as living legends in the music industry namely, Tony Toni Tone, Too Short, George Duke, Michael Nirada Walden, Con Funk Shun, and the Hall of Fame Awardees The Pointer Sisters, also bay area legend “Suga-T” (E40 sister). In 2006 Made Man Enterprises/Carl Vinson also promoted the successful event First Young Starz Summer Jump Off with an appearance by “DPT (Disturbing the Peace)”, “Bobby Valentino”, 3 original members of B2K, “DJ Backside”. R&B group “Identity” of Los Angeles, CA. This event was a program to support inner-city youth. 2017 Bay 2 Breakers Marathon in San Francisco, CA. Also assisted security in 2017 Pride Parade in San Francisco, CA.
Carl Vinson is the former Associate Producer and On-Air personality of “Friday Night Vibe” syndicated Hip Hop radio show with “T-Kash” (94.1FM www.KPFA.org). He is the former Associate Producer and On-Air personality of the Bomb Bay Mix radio show with “DJ-X1” (89.5FM www.KPOO.com. Carl Vinson has hosted and personally sponsored The Father’s Day Parade & Celebration to pay homage to fathers and father figures.
Because of his own personal observations as a young man, Carl volunteered with the City of Hayward Police Activity League (PAL). Hayward’s Mayor, Roberta Cooper, nominated him as Volunteer of the Year. He was the MVP for hoops for hunger basketball charity event benefiting a homeless shelter. He is an advocate & Mentor for special needs, autistic, physical and mentally challenged children.
Carl in 2015 became a member of SEIU Local 2015 and in 2016 he became a member of IHSS (In House Supportive Services) Bargaining Contract Committee for SEIU Local 2015. He assisted in negotiating there first major union contract, since chartered in 2015 in Solano County. Carl also in 2017- (Present) is a member of Solano County IHSS Public Authority Advisory Committee that provides ongoing advice and recommendations regarding IHSS and the Public Authority to the Solano County Board of Supervisors. Carl also was involved in the 2019 Fiesta Days Parade in Vacaville, CA., advocating for Autism Heroes 24/7 during Autism Awareness Month of May for young & older adults. Last, but not least, Carl was the key speaker at the 2019 San Jose Job Corps student graduation class 0f 2019 in San Jose, CA.
About the Founder:
Carl was born in the city of Houston Texas. In a district called 3rd ward (South Side) but raised in 5th ward (North Side) and Trinity Gardens (North Side) considered one of the toughest areas of Houston. Carl then relocated to California in the Bay Area in June 1994.
Carl refers to his company as the “all in one” service. This reference is supported by his ability to strategically and continually develop affiliates to work with him. He also has a strong personal team with access to businesses and/or services in order to offer a complete package of any and all services needed. This also guarantees repeat clients who continue to request Carl’s personal services. These clients also refer others to hire Carl due to his 100% excellent service, his strong business ethnics, his being involved from beginning to end and completing each job to the client’s satisfaction.
Carl’s focus will continue to upscale the direction of his companies, to give back through community involvement, and by creating his own non-profit for the disabled and less privileged youth. This will include sharing with other non-profit charity events in and around the state of California. His humility comes by adhering to his heart’s desire to make a difference.
Because of his desire to give back he continues to support community and inner city involvement. Carl continues to show his passion to help others and the less fortunate because of the personal experience he himself has lived. This has also kept him driven to speak out for others that would normally not have a voice.