Chief Executive Officer
Carl Dorvil grew up in Garland, Texas and is the son of Haitian immigrants. Dorvil graduated from SMU in 2005 with a Triple Major in Public Policy, Economics, and Psychology, with Distinction; he also received his MBA from SMU Cox School of Business. Dorvil is an entrepreneur with a passion for social enterprises. His most successful business to date is a mentoring/tutoring company called Group Excellence. In 2004, he founded Group Excellence out of his dorm room at SMU. The company started with a $20,000 grant from Texas Instrument Foundation. Since its inception, Group Excellence has provided over 800,000 hours of tutoring to students around the country, and created over 2,000 jobs. In 2011, Dorvil sold the company to a Dallas-based investor group. Two years later, he bought it back for 10% of the original sales price. After stabilizing the business, Dorvil sold the business again to a group that converted it into a nonprofit. In 2010, Dorvil received the Minority Business Leader award from the Dallas Business Journal and Group Excellence made it to the Top 100 on SMU's Dallas 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses list. In 2011, Dorvil was the youngest-ever honoree on the DBJ’s 40 Under Forty, and Group Excellence was the fifth fastest growing education company on the Inc. 500 List of fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Currently, Dorvil is CEO of GEX Management - a full service back office business for fellow entrepreneuroholics. He is also a Board Member/Investor/Partner in a number of private companies in Texas, Florida, and Delaware. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Forbes, with his most recent article being How to Improve Your Response to the Unexpected.
Chief Financial Officer
Clayton Carter is a graduate of Pepperdine University. He began his executive career in the Oil and Gas industry in 2009. Mr. Carter served as Vice President, and then as Chief Executive Officer of Freestone Resources, Inc., a publicly held, Oil and Gas Technology Company, from 2009 through 2015. While serving in those capacities at Freestone, Mr. Carter oversaw the formation and acquisition of multiple subsidiaries, and began working with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and Staffing Companies to facilitate their Human Resources and payroll needs. As a client of a PEO and Staffing Company, Mr. Carter recognized areas of improvement industry. With this insight, Clayton made the decision to transition from the petroleum industry when he was asked to join GEX Management, Inc. (GEX) as their Chief Financial Officer and Director. GEX Management is a Professional Services Company that has expanded in order to add PEO and temporary staffing services to its suite of back office offerings. In addition to his role as CFO, Clayton currently serves on the GEX Board of Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
Chelsea Christopherson received her Business Management degree from Dallas Baptist University. She has several years' experience executing operational processes for young, growing businesses across a variety of industries. She joined Group Excellence in 2010, a tutoring and mentoring firm in Dallas as a tutor, and worked her way up to HR Director in 2012. In 2013, she became the VP of Group Excellence, while continuing to maintain an active role in other business operations.
Her list of accomplishments includes the HR management of a 600 person staff, building and implementing processes to manage a geographically diverse workforce in the midst of unpredictable staffing patterns, and assisting in the development of a technological business process tool that handles everything from employee onboarding to performance reviews. She has also lead and executed on the processing, handling, and submission of over $20 million in receivables and served as a compliance auditor for billing. Chelsea is currently Chief Operating Officer for GEX Management, where she oversees all operations of the company and its clients.