Bruce T. Dugan - serves as the Chairman and President of Thrive World Wide, Inc. and has been its Chief Executive Officer since April 13, 2012. He is a creative entrepreneur with an eclectic knowledge-base, who excels at project & content development, logistics, marketing and trend recognition. He brings to Thrive World Wide a passion for media and technology, vision, and prior experience with publicly-traded companies; successfully writing a S.E.C. approved Offering Circular (REG-A) in 2010, and serving as a Chief Executive in 1999-2000 and again in 2008-2010.
Mr. Dugan began his career in the commercial freight industry; founding and operating several transportation logistics companies that managed many high-profile time-sensitive projects for industry leaders like Dupont, Rubbermaid, Sumitomo, Couristan, MSC, LG and Exhibit Group. He forayed into the entertainment industry in 1988 launching his first (of two) nationally-distributed record companies. He setup a film production company in 1998 that exec-produced an indie film distributed by Pathfinder Home Entertainment, and another company in 2002 to co-produce a documentary that aired on Bravo! TV (from 2003-2006), and other international channels. A former member of the IDA, he served in 2005 on the documentary judging panel of New York Festivals. Mr. Dugan received his logistics education at Rutgers (Newark, 1977), and a B.A in business administration from Northwestern College (Tulsa, OK in 1984).
James Stearrett has been the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Thrive World Wide, Inc. since April 13, 2012. With an M.B.A. a career background as a C.P.A., years of experience at accounting giants Deloitte, and Ernst Young, he brings to Thrive World Wide Inc. financial knowledge and hands-on business experience. He has previously served as the Director of Mexico Operations for Resources Connection LLC (also known as, Resources Global Professionals, Inc.), and provided independent services to various publicly-traded multinational companies in industries, including Biotech, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Software Engineering.
Mr. Stearrett has extensive knowledge and experience with GAAP, SAP, Hyperion, international consolidation issues, FAS 52, top-down risk-based Sarbanes-Oxley documentation, and remediation. He has performed many evaluations and testing of all business cycles to then establish policies and procedures for all areas of finance functionality. he has assisted in the preparation and review of various domestic and international tax provisions in accordance with FAS 109, FIN 48 implementations and various tax projects.
He is a Member of the National Society of Hispanic MBA's (NSHMBA), AICPA (US) and Colegio de Contadores Publicos (Mexico).
Mr. Stearrett is a Certified Public Accountant, and obtained his MBA in Finance from the University of San Diego, California in 2004, and a BS in Accounting from the University of Idaho in 1996