When you meet Dr. Gregg and Dianne Stroud you will quickly discover they are active practicing Christians; and, even though they’ve been together quite some time, it shows in the way they treat each other they are still very much in love (they are frequently called ‘love birds’ by people who meet them and by the folks who know them). They enjoy living and working out of their 110 year old historic home in Camden, SC. They tell everyone it is perfectly suited for entertaining guests and their six grandchildren (one girl and five boys).
Dianne retired from the employee workforce – she used to provide administrative support to management executives (Kershaw County School District, for example, was one of her favorite places to work as she got to know so many students and their families). Popular for her work ethic and intuitive abilities to organize and get things done she was recruited by several large corporations. Then, like many other people, she was downsized from Corporate America in 2003. Since then, she serves as the core support and conservative balance for Gregg. And, most significantly, she is proud to now be a “stay at home grandmother.” Her passions are Christ and family oriented; her hobbies are crocheting, cooking, playing bridge with her girlfriends and travel with Gregg.
Gregg has enjoyed a very diverse background, both professionally and academically. He is a Viet Nam Era veteran, and has experience in the medical field, Christian ministries, Non-Profit communities and in the SMB business arena. The titles assigned to Gregg through the years give a good overview of his varied responsibilities (some from the past and some current today): Consultant, VP of Development, COO, CEO, Strategic Planner, Husband (romantic), Dad, Granddad, Practicing Christian, Exerciser, Caretaker and Runner.
Today Gregg is the CEO of Fair Camelot, LLC – a firm owned by Gregg and Dianne. Fair Camelot provides strategic business consulting services and serves as a Broker for financial solutions for individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses and investors.
Previously, Gregg served on the Board of Directors for a number of Non-Profit organizations. He also assisted over sixty Non-Profits attain funding in support of their mission goals. Those funding gifts ranged from several thousand dollars to one that exceeded $6 million.
Gregg loved academic challenges (of course, you can’t prove that by his high school years). His undergraduate fields of study were in medicine, business, fire science, philanthropy and theology. He earned several Bachelors, two Master’s and a Doctorate. However, his most valued academic achievement is being one of the inaugural students in a Master of Arts program in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.
While these paragraphs give a good introduction to Gregg and Dianne, Gregg is quick to add that there were many decisions he made over the years that didn’t work well (for him or Dianne). Some were personal, some were business, and some were financial. He still knew personal success was achievable, regardless of the bad choices in the past. He still knew business success was attainable, even if some business actions yielded horrific results. And, he was quick to say that making bad financial choices (and partnerships) did not mean there weren’t good financial opportunities (and partnerships) that lay ahead. Both he and Dianne are tremendously positive people – living a life together most people can only envy. But, they’ll do their best to encourage you to do like they’ve done – learn from the past, build a better today and be the best you can from now on.