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Executive Profile – Curt Thompson


Curtis Thompson

CORT Furniture


Company Name: Curtis Thompson

Executive Title: Manager,

CORT Orlando Clearance Center

Years at company: 15



Curtis Thompson worked his way up the corporate ladder through continuous learning and a hunger for excellence. In 1998, Thompson started as a driver for CORT, and after years on the road, transitioned to the sales department in 2004. He discovered he loved communicating with buyers and helping them through the sales process. “Some people get really stressed out purchasing furniture; it is really rewarding being able to help them,” Thompson said.

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world’s largest provider of rental, tradeshow and event furnishings. CORT Clearance Center sells furnishings that have been retired from the rental division. The selection is name-brand, gently used and sold at up to 70 percent off original price. “It is always rewarding to see someone come into our clearance center and have a great shopping experience here at CORT, as well as saving a lot of money in the process,” he said.

Thompson oversees 30 employees in various sections including rental sales, retail sales, and the warehouse. Under his leadership, CORT Orlando has twice been honored with the President’s Sales Excellence Award (PSEA), a company-wide award for top sales in the region. For continuous learning and improvement, Thompson reads self-help books and makes frequent visits to networking and educational events focusing on business development. Thompson is the father of four children: three sons and one daughter. 

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