Trygve Duryea, CKO (Chief Knowledge Officer) of RETAINED EARNINGS, a consulting firm enhancing the personal and professional lives of CEO’s and their top gunners resulting in business success through its innovative consultant / partnering programs, business executive think tanks, strategic planning / goal setting projects and enhanced best business practice tools. Clients include companies in technology, energy (oil and renewable), real estate, professional services, retail, manufacturing and others.
Outside of running think tanks for CEO’s and their key managers Trygve spent 25 years assisting companies in workout situations to profitability; and managed several businesses through reinvention of their business model to include raising capital for businesses at all stages of development and emergence. Currently Trygve is an investor in several businesses to include Chairman and CEO of As Seen EVERYWHERE an advertising exchange matching Direct Response Marketers with Media Outlets, he also serves on the board of several private companies and as an inventor holds 28 international trademarks and patents in the photographic and search, rescue industries and wireless communications. His most recent project, Success Rules LLC, a study skills program for K-12 students, a direct response business model, was recently sold after emerging as a startup in 2007 growing to 250 employees in last 2 years, with revenues exceeding $50 million.
Trygve is one of the founders of the non-profit Conner’s Cause for Children in San Diego and serves on non-profits boards in Santa Barbara. In Santa Barbara he founded the Santa Barbara Outrigger Club, is founding board member of MIT Enterprise Forum – Santa Barbara; and taught at Santa Barbara City College Business Department for nine years (holding a CA Teaching Credential with only High School Diploma).