TEAM MEMBER PROFILES
Carrie L. Duvall, Broker Owner
Carrie L. Duvall is an accomplished businesswoman and an expert in small to mid-sized companies. She’s brokered more than $27 million in transactions in the last two years, and throughout her career has been fortunate to work with or advise over 250 business owners.
Duvall's vision is to empower both her clients and employees to maximize their potential to reach personal and wealth building goals. In a sea of mediocrity in business sales, Duvall and her team have sought out fresh and insightful ideas that reinvigorate the business sales process. Yes, the transaction is paramount in measuring success, yet if all parties further their goals is also important to our team. Comments from Duvall's clients that make her the proudest include "Refreshing, invigorating", "they really get me and what I am looking for", and "unique approach with crazy great results."
Prior to founding 1st & Main Partners, Carrie worked in Commercial Lending, Deposits and Treasury Services for BB&T, at one time managing the growth and profitability of a $6B portfolio. Previously, in the role of Founding Program Manager of the Advisory Board Council in Central Florida, Duvall won an International Economic Development award by the International Economic Development Council for Economic Impact, Job Creation and Sourced Capital. Duvall's multi-faceted background includes business ownership in technology, and managing a successful and award-winning, retail team of 3,000 in the southeast US and Puerto Rico.
Duvall is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source (MAS), Business Brokers of Florida (BBF), an active member in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Alumni Association for Leadership Orlando. She routinely volunteers and participates in fundraising for Breast Cancer Research, Orlando Health, animal rescues, domestic violence prevention and women's empowerment organizations.
On a personal note, Carrie and her husband, when not remodeling their home, enjoy travel, hiking, relaxing on the beach, or trying new restaurants. She is a fantastic home chef, an avid artist (working in mixed-media and jewelry making), and enjoys reading non-fiction, historical-fiction, personal development and business-related books.
Ms. Schummer is an outstanding commercial real estate professional who has joined 1st & Main to align her values with a company that would support and encourage her growth and development.
Howard Davis III
Mr. Davis has extensive experience in technology, communications, and healthcare IT. With a masters degree in Communications from American University, Mr. Davis is a written and oral communicator. He supports the team by his proficiency in writing, editing, fact-checking, research and attention to detail.