Co-Owner of Balan Inc
Luxury Lifestyle Agency
Carline Balan has always known that she has what it takes to be a successful businesswoman. She has developed her career by establishing everlasting relationships and bringing her visions to full fruition. Being a determined visionary from day one, she started her first company, Black Raven Management while in college in 1997, a premature vision of Balan Inc. It’s simple to say that she has come quite a long way. Carline’s initial entertainment career interests were fully supported by The Boys and Girls Club of New York, where she spent countless hours during her adolescence.
With assistance from The Boys and Girls Club, Carline landed her first internship at Elle magazine, after she discovered her interests in the music industry she then pursued an internship at Roc-A-Fella Records. Little did Carline know that her summer internship at Roc-A-Fella would jump start her future career in the music industry. After spending a decade and a half managing Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter’s life, as his lifestyle manager and running Balan Inc. simultaneously, she is now able to give her undivided attention to Balan Inc.; her first love. Carline and her business partner, ‘Michou’ St. Jules, are the Co-Owners of Balan Inc., the glam lifestyle agency. The two met while working at Roc-A-Fella records and, after initially collaborating to plan an unforgettable event, they later decided over mac & cheese to start a business and never looked back.
11 years later, these two powerhouses are still trailblazing their way through the luxury lifestyle planning industry. Balan received her Associates degree in Broadcasting and Communications from Kingsborough College. Carline is also involved in a variety of civic causes.
She currently serves on the board of Mary J. Blige’s foundation FFAWN (For the Advancement of Women Now), and is also a spokesperson and motivational speaker for both The Boys and Girls Club of New York and The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation. On a more personal note, Carline considers herself an actress, cigar connoisseur, world traveler and collector of all fabulous art.