I placed strict focus on building a strong business and strategic relationships as a way to enhance business development. Those relationships showed signs of paying off as DPLOYIT exceeded its revenue goals in the company’s first year of operations.
Under my leadership, in 2009, DPLOYIT was recognized by INC, Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. In its INC Magazine debut, DPLOYIT landed in the top 20% of 5000 companies recognized.
I have been the keynote speaker at the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Business Council on a number of occasions. I have spearheaded a seminar for minority business owners which focused on the need to manage and nurture “Business Relationships.” I was also the keynote speaker of a three-part leadership series which focus on 1. Prepared for doing Business with Fortune Companies; 2. Selling to Fortune Companies; and, 3. Maintaining and Supporting Fortune Companies in the Years After the Sell. I also was the keynote speaker at the Minority Business Summit hosted by McGraw Hill at their corporate office in Manhattan, NY. Over 50 small business owners attended the summit.
I was recently named President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Catherine Harper for Keepers, a nonprofit organization. Myself, my siblings, and my aunt, Elma Greggs, founded CH4K honor of my mother, Catherine Louise Harper. Catherine Harper for Keepers places focuses on providing a path and means for young children to achieve a minimum of 10,000 hours of information technology training.
I recently added the label “author” to my name as my debut book titled “Stepped Up” “The Urgency for Fatherhood” was released in the summer of 2013.