Courtney R. Powell
Driven by a passion to succeed and become a successful entrepreneur, Courtney R. Powell founded Ace Applications, LLC as a provider of top tier technology solutions including software, web and mobile application development and IT consulting and staffing services to businesses, schools, public and government agencies.
Prior to founding Ace Applications, Powell served as director of technology for CNL Financial Group, Inc., an Orlando-based commercial real estate and financial services firm. Powell began his distinguished career as a software engineer in Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Leadership Development Program.
In 2010, Powell was selected as one of “Orlando’s Top 40 Business Executives Under the Age of 40,” by the Orlando Business Journal. And in 2019, Powell was recognized by the US Small Business Administration, as the 2019 North Florida District and State of Florida Minority Small Business Person of the Year.
Powell serves as an appointed commissioner on the City of Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, as chair of the marketing committee. He is a member of the board of directors for Tech Sassy Girlz, and is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Powell is also a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class ‘71 and served as class chair for Leadership Orlando Class ‘74.
Powell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A. (specializing in Finance) from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.
*Ace Applications, LLC is a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise with multiple agencies including: the State of Florida, Orange County, the City of Orlando, the City of Tampa, the Central and North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. The firm is also DBE certified in the states of: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia. Esteemed clients include: The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (Orlando International Airport), the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Florida Hospital, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Jackson-Medger Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson, Mississippi, and numerous other local and national agencies.