About Courtney Davis
Courtney Davis, Business Development Consultant, has enjoyed the last 20 years of her career growing and developing businesses of various size through leadership and owner roles.
Formerly, a second-generation entrepreneur, Courtney Thibodeaux Davis served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bart’s Office Moving. During her nine-year career with the company, Courtney led the company’s business development and marketing efforts while also spearheading capacity augmentation and corporate growth initiatives for the firm.
Previously, Courtney served as the general manager for Planet Beach Lakeview where, under her leadership, salon revenues doubled and the location won numerous awards for customer service and employee satisfaction. Courtney later earned distinction as Planet Beach's youngest franchisee when she purchased the organization’s Metairie Road location where her efforts continued to achieve similar results: annual revenues increased by over 80% and the facility was consistently recognized for excellence in both customer service and store operations. She even won Planet Beach’s prestigious “Franchisee on the Planet” award. After the successful sale of her franchise following Hurricane Katrina, Courtney returned to her family's business as its Chief Executive. She has a strong sales background, increasing revenues for businesses over the past 10+ years. She was responsible for developing the business, which includes marketing, operations, safety, employee relations, and customer relations.
Upon graduation from the Goldman Sachs's 10,000 small business cohort as valedictorian of her class, Courtney was given the honor of introducing Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the program's commencement ceremony. An advocate for women in business, Courtney is also recent graduate of the Tuck School of Business/Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBEC) exchange program. Additionally, she was a 2014 recipient of WBEC South's Champion award for her dedication to women-owned businesses in the Gulf South, and the SBA Family Owned Business Champion for 2015.
Courtney is an active member of the New Orleans community and serves on the board for GNO INC. and advisory board for Nunez College. She is also working with Loyola’s Business college, to mentor the next generation of women entrepreneurs. Courtney is the PAC Chair for the NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) Louisiana Chapter. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Louisiana Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, which serves as an advisory board to the Governor’s office advocating for small business concerns and areas of interest.