The Man. The Mission. The Message.
Carl Dorvil is the son of Haitian immigrants and spent his formative years in Garland, Texas. He later graduated with distinction from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2005 with a triple major in public policy, economics, and psychology; and subsequently received his MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business.
Dorvil epitomizes the spirit of a young entrepreneur with a passion for social enterprises. His first successful business venture was Group Excellence, an academic mentoring and tutoring company. Group Excellence was launched in 2004 from his small dorm room at SMU with the generous support of a $20,000 grant from the Texas Instrument Foundation. Group Excellence ultimately provided over 800,000 hours of academic tutoring services to middle school, high school, and college campuses throughout Texas, created over 2,000 jobs, and transformationally affected students who now live throughout the United States.
In 2011, Dorvil sold Group Excellence to a Dallas-based investor group. Two years later, he bought it back for 10% of the original sales price. After stabilizing it, he sold the business again to a group that transitioned the company to a nonprofit entity.
In 2010 Dorvil received the Minority Business Leader award from the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) and Group Excellence was listed among the Top 100 on SMU's Dallas 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses list. In 2011 Dorvil was the youngest-ever honoree in the DBJ’s 40 Under Forty, and Group Excellence was listed as the fifth fastest growing education company on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Dorvil currently serves as CEO of GEX Management - a management and professional services company representing a diverse portfolio of holdings supported by the world's first strategic business management ecosystem. He also serves as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of VICAR - a growing family of investment companies and is an active board member/investor for a number of private companies in Texas, Florida, and Delaware. In addition, Dorvil is a regular contributor to Forbes. His most recent article is titled, How to Improve Your Response to the Unexpected.
Dorvil carries his Series 82 and Series 63 licenses.