Curtis Cello directs field operations for the Partner America Program™, The Mayors Small Business Initiative, and is responsible for a team of Regional Directors nationwide who educate and qualify business owners for assistance through the program. Curtis is an active participant in a number of Partner America events, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Mayors, including small business round tables and educational seminars hosted by mayors of cities across the nation.
As the Director of Field Service for American Management Services, Inc., Curtis spends much of his time on the road meeting with business owners across the nation. Few people have made as many face to face contacts with business owners as he has over the last decade. Through this experience, Curtis has gained a unique understanding of the challenges facing owners in today’s business climate.
Prior to joining the Partner America Program™, Curtis had spent his entire career with Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 500 companies including IBM, Siemens, Pitney Bowes, WW Grainger, and AT&T. He has held multiple management positions in both operations and sales. This experience has shaped his perspective on how a disciplined approach to business management is as necessary in small business as it is in large corporations. He is a strong advocate for small business owners, and a driving force in the Partner America initiative, which seeks to help small business owners understand how to overcome common challenges and improve sales, operations, and profitability.