I first met Max Carey when I was in LA visiting some good friends.. About 5 of us all went out together, Max included.. and I don’t know what to expect.. but very quickly I really really really grew to like Max.
He’s well spoken, articulate, the way he spoke to the wait staff, you could just tell he’s one of those old school chivalrous gentleman…
I also could tell he really lives life to its fullest.
From the hilarious practical jokes he plays on his friends, the camaraderie you hear in his voice when he talks about helping other people and those close to him…
It’s just extremely refreshing and inspiring to meet someone so down to earth and personable who has also achieved extreme levels of success.
He attended Columbia University on an NROTC Academic Scholarship majoring in Economics and German. As a walk-on to the Columbia Football Team, Max earned All-IVY Honors while setting 5 school records and one NCAA record for punt and kickoff returns.
Upon graduation Max attended Navy Flight Training, earned TOPGUN FIGHTER PILOT distinction and went on to fly OVER 100 combat missions in North Vietnam off the carrier USS Midway. He completed his naval service teaching TOPGUN FIGHTER TACTICS to young aviators in Pensacola Fla.
Max has led a distinguished business career creating, launching and scaling entrepreneurial enterprises domestically and around the world. Additionally, through the consulting firm CRD, he has assisted entrepreneurs everywhere in creating sustainable fast growth by mastering the Principles of market differentiation, competitive advantage and outcomes positioning to drive Sales Acceleration. The dramatic success of these principles in action has grown CRD into a prestigious 'outcomes driven' consulting firm that guarantees increased sales.
He is a Founding Board member and Chief Strategy Officer for 4 fast growth companies:
- Outback Steakhouse- from one restaurant to two thousand restaurants in 20 years
- Kforce- initial public offering in 1995 at 35 million...2012 over one billion in revenue and still growing
- Crosswalk.com...America s largest Christian Internet site...first for profit Christian By Law Company to go public in America...sold to Salem Communications
- LIME Energy - 4 million to 100+ million in revenue in 5 years...includes going public
He is also the founder or co- founder of the following companies:
- CRD ...Americas premier Sales Acceleration Company...since 1981
- CRD Capital...buy side target investor analysis for investment banks...the research forms the backbone for IB strategies and competitive advantage when trying to win IPOs and Bond Offerings
- CRD Analytics...developer and owner of SMARTVIEW...the first software that force ranks Global Corporations in terms of SUSTAINABILITY...built NASDAQS first SUSTAINABILITY INDEX - THE NASDAQ OMX CRD GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY INDEX 100...and retain 50% ownership as Nasdaq joint venture partner
- Guardian Lion Wireless - launching LEO - the worlds first ever 24/7 GPS/ Cellular phone Wristwatch for little children to prevent child predation ...and for location prevention for Alzheimer's Patients
- CarpeVita inc – “SEIZE LIFE” - on line education menus and organic food products to promote Health Vitality and Well Being
- REX EMS - launching the world’s first patented foldable light weight transportable stretcher that facilitates RAPID EXTRACTION of crisis victims in chaotic or battlefield environments by a single rescuer
- BuzzEON “Exploiting Online Networks for entrepreneurial companies” – BuzzEON provides a seamless turnkey 24/7 strategy partner to optimize the marketing, sales, impression and revenue power of the internet driving competitive advantage as part of the overall go-to-market strategy
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1986 - Vietnam Veteran Small Business Person of the Year presented by Bob Hope
1987 - INC. Magazine “INC 500" list of fastest growing companies
1988- Atlanta Chamber of Commerce SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
1991- NATIONAL VETERAN ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR by the SBA
1999- Published the best seller THE SUPERMAN COMPLEX
2000- Dr Martin Luther King Jr. HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Accordingly, Max is a top rated speaker within VISTAGE - the worlds largest and most prestigious CEO organization having made over 600 Strategy Presentations to help them navigate the treacherous entrepreneurial waters
He is also the founder of Wingspread, a non-profit organization for children
Today he shares his secrets to helping generate over a billion dollars in sales in his career plus what it takes to be successful over and over and over again.