CartGroup International

CARTGROUP INTERNATIONAL - Executive Leadership Consultants, Career and Outplacement Professionals focused on Coaching, Developing and Training professionals and Veterans in three areas which impact human relations - Career Management, Outplacement and Human Resources Consulting.

Cartgroup International is a veteran owned and managed business certificated as a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB). Cartgroup is experienced in working with U.S. Veterans through the re-entry process to employment. Services provided include resume editing, skills assessments, and understanding competencies that are transferable to civilian positions.

The Three Areas That Impact Human Relations Within Organizations

  • Leadership Development For Traditional & Veteran Clients: Our team is well experienced in executive coaching, management development and building team synergies. Cartgroup brings experience in the technology, veteran transition assistance, communication, energy, healthcare, government and commercial industries.
  • Professional Career Solutions: career counseling, marketing coaching, career / personality assessments and outplacement/transition workshop implementation.
  • Work Environment: Customer service, diversity - transforming differences into a supportive and productive work environment, and human relations.

About The Leadership

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Don Carter, President /CEO, (USAF-  Veteran/SDVOSB) - Cartgroup International, a consortium of professional consultants based in the Dallas, TX. area, is an exciting leader with diversified experience that includes career transition, executive coaching, marketing, sales development, training and development, human relations, and procurement professions. Previously Mr. Carter held senior and executive level positions with Fortune 500 companies. He has served as the  President of the Association of Career Professionals International for Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter and Treasurer and board member of the USA Country National Board for the Association of Career Professionals International -

As a skilled facilitator with international experience in the design and delivery of training processes which have been presented in various countries, Carter will bring to your organization a depth of knowledge that is both diverse and unique. His consistency in communication excellence and strong interpersonal skills have gained him respect among his peers while also allowing him to effectively interact with executives and employees at various levels of an organization. He has lead the facilitation of training from the "gold mines to the boardrooms." His extensive background in business management has provided a strong "backdrop" for a professional career that included the founding of a corporate university; a respected career transition coach and leader in mutual respect (diversity) programs. Additionally, he is a marketing professional; director of sale development; purchasing professional; liaison officer for government small business contracting; public speaking and business ownership.

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Donald G. Carter, Executive Vice President   - Our Executive Vice President Donald G. Carter has an MBA, in Organizational Leadership as well as a B.A. in Organizational and Interpersonal Communication, from California State University Long Beach. He is an active member in the Rotary Club of Dallas participating as Training Manager for the Veteran's Career Development Program. Considered an excellent facilitator while providing our resume development and coaching services with continuous success. Being involved in the career consulting industry for several years he started as an intern with a major full service outplacement firm headquartered in Los Angeles he was promoted to Director of Business Operations, where he was instrumental in growing the business along with operating across 4 offices in California and Arizona.

Since being in Texas in 2011 he has received contracts with the Department of Labor facilitating their Transition Assistance Program. His knowledge of cutting edge technology and current best practices allows him to be one of the best and youngest career coaches in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Donald has received awards for sales, customer service, leadership and recruitment. He excelled in track and field events where he was a recruited NCAA Division 1 athlete and team captain. 

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Pamela Venné, MA, LPC, Senior Consultant    - Pam Venné is certified and a proven management style coach, licensed professional counselor and career transition consultant who has established a legacy as a “premier provider” since the early 1990s. Her background includes corporate HR and senior positions at small regional consulting firms that provided leadership coaching as well as career transition services for over 1000 executives and professionals. She has been an active leader at both the local and national board levels of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and President of the local chapter of Association of Career Professionals International (ACP International).

She has been quoted in nationally syndicated articles (Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, and Salt Lake City Tribune) on executive coaching, career transition and its impact on the family, and retirement issues. Pam received her master’s degree in counseling from Amberton University and bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas and a Certified Assessment Based Coach and Certified Manager/Leader Coach through The Behavioral Coaching Institute . 

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Don P. Johnson, MBA, RHIA, Senior Consultant    - Don brings a wealth of experience to the outplacement and coaching industry. As a hospital administrator, controller, and business leader with over 12 years’ as an Administrator in a behavioral health facility. His strong background in healthcare compliance, team building, financial accountability, and ethics positions him well as a coach to executives and C-level talent. He is extremely knowledgeable in start-ups and turnaround projects.

Recently he assisted in a new venture that focused on providing treatment for individuals experiencing substance abuse and dependency. As a coach and facilitator, Don is engaging and sensitive to the specific needs of each client. Specialties: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), start-ups and turn-around operations, JCAHO accreditation and Dept. of Health licensure compliance and preparation. 

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Elisabeth Stevens, Senior Consultant – International & Latin American Markets - As a colleague of Cartgroup Elisabeth brings special talent gained from extensive experience in the international community. She is fluent in six languages which enhances and permits her to connect quickly with clients. She comes from Quaker State and Sun Oil Company – where she was Vice President of International Business, responsible for overseas subsidiaries, including manufacturing facilities and joint venture projects. In these assignments she also led all international marketing activities: sales, pricing, distributor networks, agents and representatives . 

After leaving Quaker State, she has consulted for Chevron Oil Corp., in their Latin American Division. She volunteered as a S.C.O.R.E. counselor, providing business, administrative and management expertise to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Elisabeth Stevens’ outstanding business background and experience make her extremely well qualified to assist clients in international marketing related subjects.

Curtis McDowell, Ph.D, Senior Consultant – Recruiting & Coaching  - Curtis McDowell, Doctorate in Political Science is a Global Recruiter in the Pharmaceutical Industry for North America and International Sales IT industries. He has worked in the talent development industry for the past 10 years, and functionally applied Human Resource, Recruiting and Analytical skills successfully to multiple tasks including College, Professional and HealthCare environments. He has experience working within the U.S., Belgium, Italy, England, Switzerland, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Dr. McDowell has been actively engaged in rolling out multiple diversity initiatives along multiple HR Recruiting projects

Over the past 10+ years of experience Dr. McDowell has been focusing on Leadership Development & Career Counseling (expertise in Decision Management), background evaluation and candidate interviewing, Human Resource Balance Workforce initiatives, Affirmative Action, Diversity, HR Analytics and Employee Relations. His drive and passion in Sales and Marketing Talent Acquisition has provided him unique experience across a wide variety of industries. Additional areas of expertise include Clinical and Professional recruiting, Finance, IT, Marketing, Sales, Procurement, Medical Devices, Biotech, Research and Development and other areas. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Action award for successful completion of multiple projects for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals.

Cartgroup is now officially verified as a SDVOSB

What Others Are Saying

"Workshop went very quickly and not boring! Don did a great job keeping things moving and exciting"..."Good! Actually enjoyed the class." "The instructor made the workshop fun..."

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"The instructor (Don) knew what he was doing and kept everyone's attention through the class"... "Excellent facilitator, very clear and concise." "Kept the sessions very interesting."

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"Don was an engaging instructor whose methodology of coaching resulted in raising the group's esteem and enthusiasm. Thru Don's workshop, I'm walking away with a more.. 

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"I was very impressed with his knowledge and caring attitude. I wish he could've taught longer. Where ever his next location is, I wish I could be there."

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Media Appearance

Cartgroup International's president Don Carter recently presented the motivational discussion "Managing Stress for Success".


Telly Award Recipient

Cartgroup International’s President Don Carter is an honored Telly Award Recipient for his outstanding and groundbreaking programs.