Curtis Stephens is a seasoned executive who takes an imaginative and venturesome vision and makes it reality through both collaboration and sound strategy development. Curtis currently is the Chief Operating Officer of United Network for Collegiate Pantry Sharing, Inc, a company that provides short-term food relief for those experiencing food insecurities enrolled as a student at universities and colleges within the United States. Curtis is a former Managing Director of a full-service sports & entertainment enterprise that specialized in both contract negotiation and venture management for Professional Athletes in the National Football League, where he served from September 1997 until October 2017. Curtis has previously served privately‐held and publicly listed companies in a range of leadership capacities in field, headquarters and corporate global assignments, where he has developed broad and varied business acumen in negotiations, due-diligence, financial and operations stewardship, corporate governance, internal growth strategies, risk and external growth strategies, and organizing business resources to optimize value creation for the company.
Curtis holds an MBA from the Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia, and a BS from Rutgers University of New Brunswick, New Jersey.