Carl Dorvil grew up in Garland, Texas, the son of Haitian immigrants who instilled in their children the importance of education at an early age. With his parents’ influence, and having developed his own passion for education, in 2004, Dorvil founded a tutoring/mentoring company, Group Excellence. He first started the company out of his dorm room at SMU, driving tutors to schools and finding time in his busy school and work schedule to tutor at one of the four Dallas ISD schools Group Excellence served at the time.
In 2005, Dorvil graduated with a Triple Major in Public Policy, Economics, and Psychology, with Distinction. In the 2006-2007 school year, Group Excellence provided Supplemental Education Services (SES) for the first time at Samuell HS. Today, Group Excellence is employing approximately 50 full time staff, and 250 part-time staff, who work together toward a common goal established by Dorvil from the beginning – motivating and inspiring students to achieve academic excellence. Dorvil has maintained a steady hand in his business, while also remaining flexible and quickly adapting to or even creating change when necessary. His company embodies a young and driven spirit, fighting for the future of today’s students.
In 2010, Carl Dorvil received the Minority Business Leader award from the Dallas Business Journal and Group Excellence made it to the Top 100 on SMU’s Dallas 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses list. In June of 2011, Dorvil was the youngest ever honoree listed on the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty, which features local entrepreneurs under the age of forty. In September of 2011, Group Excellence was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the United States. Dorvil currently participates on the Investment Committee with Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP) and is the chair of the Young Leaders in Education for the SMU Simmons School of Education. These lists epitomize what sets Dorvil apart from his peers. He is absolutely driven to live our his personal mission – give glory to Jesus Christ and add value to people.