Nickie Olivier, President, CEO and Head of Design
As president, CEO and head of design and product development at Curly Girlz, Inc., Nickie Olivier’s days are filled with new challenges and opportunities on a daily basis. Life with Curly Girlz is never dull or boring. Every day is a new adventure just waiting to be explored!
As a homemaker while her kids were young, Nickie supplemented the family income with various positions in resort lodging, office management, customer service and many other entrepreneurial endeavors, but never felt her creative spirit was used effectively. Nickie found a way to capture and cultivate her artistic talent and spirit with Curly Girlz in 2006 and has never looked back.
When Nickie is not developing new and interesting Curly Girlz, she can be found gardening, quilting, sewing, or creating music.
What makes Nickie passionate about Curly Girlz?
"I am continually energized by the creative possibilities that inspire the design of these tiny people. Seeing the process flow from idea to reality is rewarding, but watching customers react to our product is incredibly satisfying. First, they are caught by curiosity, then surprised and delighted to instantly relate to our product that is unique, memorable and affordable."
Darrell Olivier, Vice President and CFO
Darrell Olivier is vice president and CFO of Curly Girlz, Inc. with responsibility for new market research, website development and accounting. Prior to his role at Curly Girlz, Darrell held several positions in sales, marketing, wholesale distribution and finance.
Over his 30+ year career, Darrell was a money market sales manager at American Money Market Securities, an industrial accounts receivables manager, operations manager and sales and marketing manager at Clark Security Products and an order desk and marketing representative at Wetherill & Associates. He left the nine to five corporate world in 2013 to help his wife, Nickie, grow the business and achieve her goals as a female entrepreneur.
When Darrell is not researching new markets for Curly Girlz, you can find him recording and playing music. Darrell is a professional drummer who has toured nationally and internationally with Ray Charles, Charlie Pride, Perry Como and Mack Davis.
What makes Darrell passionate about Curly Girlz?
"Being a part of developing and marketing our Curly Girlz product line brings out the creative side of me -- much like writing and performing music. It’s great to be a part of something that brings people pure joy. I never get tired of seeing the reaction of children and adults when they see our pins for the first time."
Jessica Brock, Director of Marketing and Social Media Management
Jessica Brock in her role as Director of marketing and social media management for Curly Girlz, Inc. Jessica will be the first to tell you that her ten year career as an environmental geologist in no way prepared her for her current life path.
In 2012, in the middle of the worst recession in recent memory, Jessica decided to leave her career behind and be a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to her three children. Shortly afterward, she realized that unless she kept her mind busy, she was prone to stirring up trouble. She took classes in website design, and as part of her class project, built a popular Irish dance website with a large social media following. Her first-hand experience in one of our largest markets was a perfect fit for our marketing needs.
When Jessica is not promoting Curly Girlz, she can be found running her two Irish dancers back and forth to dance class or local dance competitions. She also continues to maintain her Irish dance websites and social media communities. If there's any time left, she's usually taking refuge in her craft room!
What makes Jessica passionate about Curly Girlz?
From the first time I saw Nickie and Darrell at an Irish dance competition, I was floored by not only how much joy I saw Curly Girlz bring to people's faces, but also by the possibilities that this wonderful and unique product has. I became a Curly Girlz distributor and got to work closely with Nickie and Darrell. As we got to know each other, I realized that I fully supported their mission and that my strengths could compliment that mission. I am so proud to be a member of the Curly Girlz team!