About our company


The Profit Think Tank is part of a for-profit, privately held corporation in the State of Kansas. The majority owner is Curt Clinkinbeard, the Founding Member of The Profit Think Tank.

Prior to founding The Profit Think Tank, some of the materials (primarily the "Customer Pillars" materials, developed by Clinkinbeard) were made available through a license to a not-for-profit organization called The FAMEE Foundation. With the expansion of the concept to "profitability" from only "marketing" it was determined that the Customer Pillars materials were best offered as one of the programs through The Profit Think Tank, so the license was cancelled and the not-for-profit was disbanded.

Though the company is a for-profit organization, it has a strong history of working with not-for-profits targeted at business development (including SBDCs, Chambers, and other economic development organization) and makes many of its materials available for free or at a reduced price to these organizations.

As a company, we believe that profitability is a noble desire and can - and should - lead to greater things for the individual, the company, and the greater community.