As a consultant, corporate officer, entrepreneur, and board member, Charles Curl has played a leadership role in the development and implementation of business strategy in a wide range of industries, domestically and internationally.
In retirement since 2005, Curl has been active: as President of Leamington’s 875-unit homeowner’s association (2007-2009), and board member (2007-2012); Board member (2014 to present) of City Startup Labs, a Center of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation and Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; strategic advisor (2017 to present) to MindAptiv, a Denver-based semantic-intelligent software research and development company; and Vice Chair (2018 to present) of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park (Hilton Head, SC), established to create a cultural venue on the site of the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in the United States.
Prior to retiring as president of Curl & Associates, Curl assisted corporations in formulating business strategy, pursuing strategic innovation, and managing organizational change. He also developed diversity management strategies for enhancing business performance.
Mr. Curl’s corporate experience included service as: Vice President, Strategic Planning for Avon Products (New York), where he oversaw strategic planning in 28 countries; and Director, Strategic Planning for the Packaging Sector of American Can Company (Greenwich, CT).
Also previously, Curl was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (Boston), a co-founder of Telesis (Boston, Paris) specializing in corporate strategy and industrial policy formulation; a principal of Resources Planning Associates (Cambridge, MA) where he co-led a litigation-support and strategic–planning practice; and a principal with Booz Allen & Hamilton (New York) in Technology Management Services.
From 1992 to dissolution in 2000, Curl was a director of The Dexter Corporation, a $1-billion global specialty materials manufacturer serving the aerospace, electronics, food packaging, and medical industries with products based upon proprietary technologies, and the oldest company (founded in 1767) in the Fortune 500.
Prior to his career in business, Curl was a practicing attorney with King & Spalding (Atlanta), where he specialized in civil litigation and general corporate matters with emphases in banking and finance.
Curl earned a B.A. (cum laude in General Studies) from Harvard College (1970), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1973). He is an emeritus member of the Georgia Bar.