Co-Founder and COO of Harkcon, Inc.
Mr. Curran has more than 30 years of experience consulting across a broad-spectrum of training analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation in the public and private sectors, including over 15 years as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Maryland Baltimore County Instructional Systems Development Master’s Program, where he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. His particular focus has been working with domestic and international organizations to establish and sustain training and professional development programs, including work in Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. He has managed numerous training projects that have included the development of organizational training structures, formation of policy and procedures needed to support revised and newly developed training programs, and the implementation of enterprise-changing training recommendations. He is expert in the use of human performance technology methods to solve workforce performance for government and commercial customers at all levels and he has presented at numerous conferences on innovative applications of performance technology in support of improving workforce performance.
Mr. Curran is a Harkcon, Inc. principal and has helped lead the company through a decade of high productivity and steady expansion. During Mr. Curran’s tenure at Harkcon, it has grown from a small consulting firm to a company with over $15 million in revenues and over 120 associates at its high point. Harkcon has won multiple awards for innovation by organizations such as the International Society for Performance Improvement and by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing businesses in America. Harkcon’s major clients have included the U.S. Coast Guard, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of State, Dept. of Commerce, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Kaiser Permanente.
Mr. Curran directs all of Harkcon’s business lines, including its analysis, competency analysis, performance improvement, and training development efforts with national recognition. He leads Harkcon program managers in tackling critical workforce problems through a systemic and systematic front-end analysis of the problem, and the design and development of training interventions to meet strategic objectives. Mr. Curran has also led the creation of Harkcon’s international training line of business that has included maritime security training support to the Kenyan maritime police through the Department of State and to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the Interior, the Philippine National Coast Watch Center, and the Philippine Coast Guard through the Coast Guard.
Mr. Curran is a retired United States Coast Guard officer and Cutterman.