Vision Statement

Imagine a world where performance is valued, everyone thinks they are in sales, and customers are treated like royalty. As a leader, that is the world I seek to create.

Experience

Over 20+ years of progressive leadership experience from camp director to middle manager to C-Suite executive.

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The Blue Ocean

Sr. Partner/Vice President

The Blue Ocean is a strategic consulting company specializing in revenue generation, leadership development, marketing, and performance optimization. 

(2010 - present)

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Thomas Printworks

Vice President

Over 20+ years of progressive leadership experience from store manager to middle manager to C-Suite executive. Represented the executive team as the “Voice of the Vision” for a 900+ employee nationwide multi-unit organization. Responsibilities included implementing/auditing corporate vision and values, leadership development, revenue generation, and operational efficiency.

Jobs Held: Director of Learning & Communication/"Voice of the Vision", General Manager: Dallas Superstore, Store Manager, Relief Manager.

(1996 - 2010)

 

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Walmart Portrait Studios

Regional Manager

Youngest Regional Manager in the nation; increased sales by 20%: ranked Top 5 within four months of promotion. Named "District Doctor" by Regional Manager and Vice President for turning around five underperforming districts into top performing teams that increased revenue by an average of 25% and developed five managers into District Mangers through mentoring/coaching.

(1994 - 1996)

 

Some of the Clients I've Served

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Education

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M.B.A.

With additional Technology Management concentration.

Highlights

4.0 GPA at AACSB Top 20% University.

Advanced study in Strategic Management, Organizational Development, and Business Analytics

Other study in Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Quality Management, Statistics, and Accounting. 

National Honor Society • National Society of Leadership & Success. 

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Micro Masters

Supply Chain Management

[Pilot part-time online program. Expected Graduation 2017]

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Additional Education & Personal Development

Below is a sample of self-motivated personal development I've pursued over the years.

   Highlights

"Cybersecurity" with Dr. Howard Shrobe, MIT  

"User Innovation" with Professor Dr. Eric von Hippel, MIT  

"Big Data and Social Physics" with Professor Alex Pentland, MIT

"Data Wise: Collaborative Learning" with Profs. Kathryn Parker Boudett, Harvard

"Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract" with Prof. Charles Fried, Harvard

"Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society" with Prof. Mauro Guillén, Wharton

"The Science of Happiness" with Profs. Kilter & Simon-Thomas, UC Berkley

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Bachelors of Science

Minors in Communications, Sociology and Marketing

  Highlights

Magna Cum Laude

Scholar-Athlete. Intramural Director (First Student to hold this position). Coursework includes: Accounting, Marketing, Psychology, Advanced Speech Communications, & Ethics.  

1% Skillset

Organizational Architecture & Development

Multi-Unit Profitability & Operations

Training & Development

Presentation Skills

Change Management

High Volume Interviewing & Onboarding

Strategic Perspective & Experience

Strategic Video Maximization

Other Skills

Revenue Generation

Product Evangelism

Negotiation & Contract

Strategic Communication

Strategic Planning

Performance-Driven Coaching

Acquisition/Merger Integration

Leadership Development

Finance & Budgeting

.NET/.PHP Product Management

Software Development

Strategic Video

Portfolio

Visual snapshot of Curtis in action serving clients, family and the community.

National Tours

I've been honored to tour the country sharing the messages of how sales, leadership, and world class service can change the world! 🙂

Storybook Tour

“State of Industry” focused event for reprographic/print owners and senior executives, and technical managers.

Cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Des Moines, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, New Jersey, Boston

See The Invisible

Advanced Leadership, Sales and Service training featuring application workshops and goal-setting exercises.

Cities: Phoenix, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Orlando, Miami

Web Video For Executives

Dynamic presentation for Executives teaching how to use strategic video to generate revenue and/or save money.

Cities: Addison, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Irving, Plano, North Richland Hills, & Richardson.

Technology Portfolio

With self taught skills in software development, graphic design and strategic video I've been able to turn technology into a competitive advantage, rather than a burden.

Software Development

Teams have created 100+ websites and 10+ LMS systems using .NET, .PHP, Strategic Video and Agile Methods

Web/Design Toolset

InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator • Microsoft Office Suite:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint • HTML, CSS3, PHP, WordPress Power User, and UX Design

Strategic Video

Teams have created over 2000+ "strategic videos" with millions of web hits. Over the years I've lead numerous teams from scriptwriting, acting, directing, filming, editing and delivering strategic video all over the world.  

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