The goal of Thrive Consulting is to help small businesses achieve their maximum potential by improving performance and efficiency
Morris served as President of three companies,both public and privately owned, ranging in size from $2 million to $200 million. In addition, Morris's passion for entrepreneurship lead him to buy, operate, and sell three businesses of his own. Nineteen years of Morris's career was spent with Wemco, Inc. of New Orleans, the largest manufacturer of men's ties in the world (producing 5000 dozen ties a day).After four years in sales, Morris was promoted to Regional sales manager and then in 1992 promoted to national sales manager overseeing 66 sales people.
In 1994 Morris was promoted to President/CEO where he served his last four years with the company. While serving as President and member of the board of directors for Wemco, Morris acquired a well known franchise in Houston, put capable management team in place, and rapidly grew the business, opened new locations, before selling the business to his management team.
After nineteen years with Wemco, Morris left to accept the position of President of Harken, Inc. a New Orleans manufacturing company. Morris's relationships with many major retailers helped increase sales by over 300% in the six years that he managed the company.
Morris accepted the position of President with Tandy Brands Men's Division in Dallas, a $210 million manufacturer/importer/wholesaler of men's belts, wallets, ties, and gifts. Morris was responsible for the acquisition of a gift company that added nearly $30 million to Tandy's sales.
Morris left Tandy in 2008 to start a new venture in partnership with a Chinese manufacturer of men's ties and women's fashion boots. The new company was successful in placing it's product in stores such as JCPenney, Jos A. Bank, and 700 other locations across the U.S.
Morris retired from the apparel industry in 2011, but wasn't ready to rest. He acquired a business in Little Rock that had been in business for 30 years. Morris personally managed the day to day operations and built the business to one of the largest in the state by improving employee moral, elevating the image of the company in the community, and sold the business after increasing profits for six consecutive years.
Morris's vision for growth, and his experience in sales and marketing, management, operations, employee and customer relationships, and his overall business acumen make him highly capable to assist you with most any challenge or opportunity your business may be faced with.