October 5, 2009
Carol Frank, Managing Director - SDR Ventures, Inc.
SDR Ventures is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Frank as Managing Director. Carol brings deep business acumen and pet industry experience to SDR and will be leading the team in moderating Performance Exchanges, Transactions, Capital Formation and Strategic Advisory services.
Having developed three multi-million dollar companies, Carol Frank combines her insider’s expertise in all aspects of businesses to help entrepreneurs, business owners and executives shorten the learning curve and increase profits.
Carol is passionate about business, networking, animals and the intersection of the three. As a one-time auditor for a large CPA firm, she gained an inside-out understanding of how companies operate. Her first business was a pet shop in Dallas called The Animal Kingdom. Through this retail endeavor, she discovered her passion for the pet industry, which fueled her next business: Avian Kingdom Supply, Inc. From 1990 to 1998, Carol owned and operated what grew to be a multimillion distributor of 2,100-plus pet products. In 1996, she launched Avian Adventures, one of the world’s largest designers and importers of exclusive birdcages and accessories, which she operated for 11 years before selling to Midwest Homes for Pets in 2007.
She is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Do As I Say, Not As I Did! Gaining Wisdom in Business Through The Mistakes of Highly Successful People ( translated into four languages ). The success of this book, combined with her extensive experience as an entrepreneur, has made Carol a much sought-after speaker and interview subject. Her television appearances include Oprah, MSNBC, Good Morning Texas and NBC News and she has co-hosted the nationally syndicated television show “Great Pets”. She has been featured in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, USA Today, Business Week, The Dallas Morning News, among others.
Her professional blog “Business Savvy” appears every other week on www.petstylenews.com and she is a regular columnist for Pet Style News magazine.