Curwood Consulting Group provides a wealth of transportation expertise aimed at delivering creative, results-driven solutions for a wide variety of clientele. Relationships are at the heart of our success and we believe in fostering our partnerships and continuing to build new connections. Our breadth of experience working with public and private organizations, government entities, and companies within the transportation industry has allowed us to cultivate a valuable network of affiliates. To achieve results, we collaborate with our clients to clarify their goals, assess their needs, and create a well-defined roadmap to success. Our core services include, but are not limited to:
- Business development
- Strategic planning
- Operations management
- Efficiency investigation
- Industry growth and trend analysis
- Vendor analysis and management
The vision, entrepreneurial mindset, and vast resources we bring to the table allow us to develop effective, streamlined solutions for any transportation-related challenge. With this process we are able to transform organizations and keep the entire team focused on the same goals by providing the necessary tools and infrastructure needed for success. This approach has earned CCG a proven reputation for excellence in execution and innovation, while exceeding client expectations.
Resolve transportation challenges with creative and innovative solutions that relieve traffic congestion, enhance the commuter experience, and demonstrate environmental awareness in action.
What We Do
Curwood Consulting Group delivers a wide range of comprehensive services that help our clients design, transform, and inspire through transportation solutions. Our dynamic expertise allows us to serve a diverse clientele in a variety of capacities:
Expertise in Transportation Solutions
Transportation can present many challenges and we understand how to develop solutions for these problems. We’ve worked with companies such as Google, Apple, LinkedIn, Genentech, Visa Corporation, and Facebook on planning, building and enhancing their transportation programs.
We have also worked with venture capital and private investment groups such as Kingfish Group, Ocean Tomo, and The Sterling Group as part of Merger and Acquisition teams providing transportation expertise.
We are proud to have represented transportation operators such as MTR Western, Chariot, Cabin, Loop Transportation, Compass Transportation and SuperShuttle to assist with business development, strategic planning, and building operational platforms for success.
Business Development Services and Strategic Planning Initiatives
CCG provides business development services and strategic planning initiatives to vehicle manufacturers, such as MCI, and partners with companies in the fields of alternative fuel solutions and transportation technology solutions to enhance their market share. Examples of partnerships in these fields include partnerships with DoubleMap dispatching technologies and Adomani electric and hybrid drivetrain technologies.
Assistance in Winning RFP Bids
We work with government entities on their transportation programs and assist operators in winning RFP bids for government contracts. We have a long and successful history of transportation contract bids being awarded at the City of San Francisco and SFO, SAC, OAK, and SJC airports. We also maintain close working relationships with the CPUC, SFMTA, MTC and the State of California.
Transportation Assistance for Health, Educational, and Non-Profit Institutions
We assist health, educational, and non-profit institutions in enhancing their operational performance, maximizing efficiencies, vendor management, RFP awarding processes, and strategic planning initiatives. CCG has successfully worked with entities in these fields, such as Stanford University and Whistlestop, and continues to do so.
Transportation Planning Solutions for Events
We provide transportation planning solutions for events to hospitality, entertainment and sporting organizations. We have represented and partnered with clients and vendors such as PGA Golf, San Francisco Giants Baseball, Olympic Club, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton Hotels to ensure their events run seamlessly for their guests.
Matt Curwood, the Founder and CEO of Curwood Consulting Group, has spent his career developing innovative transportation solutions that deliver maximum benefit to his clients and those they serve. His exceptional leadership combined with his operational management and business development expertise have made Matt a valuable asset to private and public industries with diverse transportation needs. Regardless of the challenges his clients face, Matt is able to utilize his skill set and vast network of professional relationships to achieve outcomes that meet and exceed expectations. His key to reaching this level of success starts with his motto, which is: “Get to know your customer—their challenges, their desires, and their expectations. Then do whatever it takes to execute what you promise.” This degree of personal understanding, commitment, diligence, and follow-through have allowed Matt to shine in the transportation marketplace and beyond.
As Vice President and President of Loop Transportation, Matt won and managed the accounts of some of the most demanding and innovative companies in the world, including Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Onyx, Genentech, and Visa Corporation. Matt steered Loop through a 5-year period of unprecedented exponential growth to become the largest and best private transportation provider in Silicon Valley, and the 4th largest privately owned operator in the United States. In recognition of Matt’s remarkable achievement of improving the daily lives of people who live and work in Silicon Valley, he received a Letter of Commendation from San Mateo County and October 10th is known as Matt Curwood Day.
Matt consolidated his more than 16 years of executive transportation and business experience into establishing Curwood Consulting Group in 2017. Relationships continue to be at the heart of his success and he collaborates with an outstanding team of partners and associates on cutting-edge projects spanning both the public and private sectors.
Born and raised in Australia, Matt obtained his Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Design from the Royal Institute of Technology, Melbourne. He is a Viola Leadership Graduate, a Board member of the Australian American Chamber of Commerce, and a Vistage International member.
Matt has lived in the US for the past 17 years, with his better half, Kristine, and his three children Max, Ryan, and Rosie. Matt loves to ski, hike, paddle board, or golf—almost anything that takes him into the great outdoors!
Kristine Curwood, Business Development
Kristine Curwood brings nearly 30 years of diverse transportation experience and proven logistics expertise to her Business Development role at Curwood Consulting Group. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for SFO Airporter and Compass Transportation, and a Board Member and Owner of both Loop Transportation and City Park, Kristine successfully oversaw a broad spectrum of transportation services and entities within San Francisco. In her executive roles, she demonstrated high-value proficiency in the pursuit, marketing, and strategic development of operations that included charters, airport transportation services, on-demand transportation, employee and student shuttles, scheduled and fixed routes, and parking.
Kristine’s ability to understand the diverse needs of her clientele and deliver transportation solutions to suit their goals enabled her to maintain loyal relationships and establish fruitful new business opportunities at all points in her career. She was at the forefront of many strategic efforts to create new revenue streams and increase market share by pursuing contracts with private companies in Silicon Valley, non-profit organizations, and universities.
Within Curwood Consulting Group, Kristine’s vast executive experience and business acumen help drive success for both the company and our clientele. As the head of Business Development for CCG her primary focus is trained on:
· Strategic planning initiatives
· Creating marketing plans
· Helping clients understand and achieve their vision
· Building and nurturing business partnerships
Outside of CCG, Kristine is actively working on fundraising efforts for non-profit educational and medical-related organizations. She is also a mother of three and an avid hiker, skier, and fitness enthusiast. Kristine loves traveling, cooking, entertaining, and time with family!
David T. Gottlieb, CPA
Dave is a strategically-focused financial executive with broad experience in both private industry and public accounting. Dave brings an entrepreneurial sensibility to his clients, and is able to focus on both high-level strategic issues and the inevitable details of accounting and finance.
Through his business, AdvisoryCFO, Dave provides CFO services on an advisory, retained, and interim basis to clients of Curwood Consulting Group. AdvisoryCFO empowers business owners and company stakeholders to benefit from working with a seasoned financial professional at a cost that is tailored to the specific engagement and lower than the expense of a full-time CFO. Dave’s objective is to partner with business owners to create long-term value.
Over the past few years, businesses of all sizes have discovered the unique benefits of “outsourcing” their interim or part-time CFO needs. For companies dealing with complex financial situations, Dave’s guidance can be invaluable and highly cost effective. His team provides objective strategic advice, accounting expertise, and an executive perspective.
Prior to founding AdvisoryCFO, Dave served as full-time CFO for privately held and family-owned businesses with annual revenues ranging from $5 million to well over $100 million. His experience and background is varied having held entrepreneurial positions in both finance and operations. Some businesses were growing rapidly and others required financial reorganization. Dave’s background also includes Director of Corporate Planning with a Fortune 500 company and Regional Vice President for a national commercial services company. Prior to moving to the industry side, Dave spent four years as a Senior Auditor with a large international accounting firm.
Dave received his BS in Accounting, magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Dave lives in Napa, California with his wife, their energetic golden retriever, high-spirited cat, and a clucking flock of egg-laying hens. He and his wife enjoy traveling and exploring the delectable food and wine abundance throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Keith Perry, Administrative Assistant
Keith's administrative support career has covered many regions and many industries, bringing Curwood Consulting Group a seasoned, creative attention to detail, and a keen sense of efficiency. Whether proofreading, analyzing, organizing, researching or archiving, Keith is in his element.
Starting out in Washington, D.C., Keith's first post was with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor program, where he took care of all the administrative details involved in bringing current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields to the United States to meet their counterparts. He also worked for several multinational K Street lobbying firms, representing interests such as British Aerospace and Salomon Brothers.
In San Francisco, Keith has supported the executives and boards of a staffing agency, art gallery, property holding companies, and the acclaimed San Francisco Boys Chorus. For the American Bach Soloists, Keith was the administrator of their inaugural Festival & Academy, bringing together an international mix of faculty and students to participate in an intensive two-week exploration of Baroque performance.
Woven all through his administrative career, Keith has performed with ensembles around the world as a classical vocalist. In the Bay Area he has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Opera – where he has appeared in over 40 staged productions – West Edge Opera, and a multitude of regional ensembles.
With some time off, Keith is most likely to take a road trip that will definitely involve camping, exercise out in nature, and gourmet cooking.
Diana Robbins brings more than a decade of executive marketing experience and creative direction expertise to Curwood Consulting Group and its clientele. Her business, Oyster Creative Marketing, specializes in developing cohesive branding, social media programming, and multidimensional marketing strategies that evolve in step with clients’ changing needs.
As the Creative Director and Marketing Manager of the five-star Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa for six years, Diana successfully rebranded and launched a reimagined luxury resort, producing significant revenue growth. She maintained constant involvement in all key aspects of Rancho Valencia’s marketing and branding, producing ROI, improving visibility, and elevating the reputation of the hotel both nationally and internationally. The broad scope of her work in the hospitality industry ignited Diana’s passion for developing creative marketing solutions that drive progress for the companies she serves.
Diana’s innate esthetic sensibilities, effervescent personality, technical knowledge, and collaborative approach make her a sophisticated creative force that delivers remarkable results. The relationships she has cultivated throughout her career have granted her access to a vast network of incredible vendors and innovative professionals who help her provide a dazzling array of top-quality services.
Diana resides in Oceanside with her soon-to-be husband, Jack, and their beloved pets Emma and Chet. In her free time she enjoys landscape painting, and adventures in camping and gardening.
Our team has worked with a variety of clients in nearly two decades of work in San Francisco. The following includes clients both past and present.
- California Public Utilities Commission
- City and County of Sacramento
- City and County of San Francisco
- City Park
- Compass Transportation
- Emery-Go-Round Shuttle
- Four Seasons Hotels
- Hilton Hotels
- Hyatt Hotels
- Kingfish Group
- Loop Transportation
- Marriott Hotels
- MCI Motor Coach Industries
- MTR Western
- Oakland International Airport
- Ocean Tomo
- Olympic Club
- PGA Tour
- Port of Oakland
- Port of San Francisco
- Ritz Carlton Hotels
- Sacramento International Airport
- San Francisco International Airport
- San Francisco Giants Baseball
- San Jose International Airport
- Setra Motor Coaches
- SF State
- Stanford University
- Starwood Hotels
- Sterling Group
We believe our reputation is built upon the strong relationships we cultivate and the successes we help our clients achieve. For more than 15 years, our Founder and CEO, Matt Curwood, has demonstrated his expertise within the transportation industry and developed a vast network of loyal clients, vendors, and industry leaders who proudly lend their support for Curwood Consulting Group:
For more than 15 years we have been developing the expansive network of partnerships and connections that Curwood Consulting Group is built upon. These valuable relationships represent all facets and levels of the transportation industry, and allow us to offer a broad scope of services, resources, and customized solutions to our clientele.
Our diverse experience and the specialized expertise we can draw from empowers Curwood Consulting Group to provide:
- Advisory role and executive level resources
- Macro and micro business development strategies
- Strategic growth planning
- Sales and marketing planning and implementation
- Legal, compliance, and government advocacy work
- CPA-certified Financial modelling, projections, and budgeting
- RFP formulation and response coordination
- Vendor analysis and management for operators
- Including technologies, safety programs, human resources needs, team building, vehicle types, dispatch systems, maintenance programs, insurance needs, and alternative fuel systems.
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