The February 19, 2015, episode of
American Heroes Radio features a conversation with
former United States Marine, and Founder and Managing
Director for Budget Blinds of Fulshear, Texas, Cedric Cook.
February 19, 2015
1500 hours, PACIFIC
Transitioning from the Military to Private Enterprise
About the Guest
Cedric Cook is the Founder and
Managing Director for Budget Blinds of Fulshear serving areas West of Houston
Texas. Cedric is supported by wife (Rita) who also serves as a Managing Director
and they have two children (Tiara and Bryson).
Cedric founded Budget Blinds of
Fulshear in October 2014 after spending more than 19 years working in
Information Technology. Prior to launching a Budget Blinds franchise, he has
maintained a thriving career with IBM Corporation for more than 11 years and
also spent 2 years with Dell Computers, just to name a few. Cedrics excitement
for entrepreneurialism was induced by his experiences in the corporate workforce
and foundation in military leadership principals.
Throughout his career, Cedric has
always maintained close ties with Military service members as recognition of his
own personal journey to succeed in life. Cedric attributes his success to the
sound leadership principals which were fostered through his service in the U.S.
Marine Corps and a strong work-ethic which was instilled by his parents.
Cedric believes that his military
experience enabled him to achieve his goal of leading and managing
cross-functional and geographically dispersed organizations in Fortune 500
companies. Cedric is confident that this experience will also translate into
operating a very successful Budget Blinds franchise.
Cedric holds a Bachelors degree
in Information Systems and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).
In 2006, Cedric was named, Modern Day Technology Leader by Career
Communications Group, Inc. In 2010, Cedric was featured in a news story on WRAL,
Raleigh, NC for his involvement with Veterans mentorship programs.