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.