Excel Communications

Founded in 1988 by Dallas entrepreneur Kenny Troutt, Excel Communications was a long distance reseller. It began selling franchises using a multi-level marketing (MLM) business model, eventually selling over 200,000 of these franchises, or an average of 1 franchise for each 20 customers. In seven years, it became the fourth-largest long distance carrier in America and the youngest billion-dollar-annual company in history (8 years as compared to the second fastest growing, Microsoft, which took 15 years).

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Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America corporate offices are located on Walnut Hill Lane in Las Colinas, Irving, Texas. Throughout 1995, I was a Consultant in Magazine systems, Boys Life being its largest and most well known publication. As BSA was in the process of outsourcing their mainframe processing, my tasks included support and maintainance of legacy magazine systems until the cut-over to the new network based system using Paradox Database in January of 1996.

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