Victor Prince is a management book author, speaker, and trainer. His latest book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain came out in July 2017 from AMACOM / The American Management Association. It was named a #1 New Release in two categories on Amazon and is sold in 17 countries. His book Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results (Career Press, 2015) was named a Top 20 Leadership Book of 2016. It is sold by retailers around the world, is stocked by public libraries across three continents, and has been translated into Korean.
Victor is also a corporate trainer with thoughtLEADERS LLC. He has trained students across 13 time zones in leadership, communications, and strategic problem-solving techniques. Before becoming an author, speaker and trainer, Victor had 20+ years of experience in corporate and government leadership positions using and teaching leadership, communication and analytical skills.
Victor was a consultant and case team leader for Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm. He worked on and led strategy engagements with clients in the US, UK, France and Spain. While at Bain, he was also a trainer in the two-week intensive session held annually to train new college hires from all of Bain's global offices in all aspects of Bain's consulting methodology.
Most recently, Victor was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In that role, he was a founding member of the team that built the new federal regulatory agency. He ran a division of 300+ staff and $100 million+ of budget that included human resources, finance, travel, procurement, facilities, security, information technology, equal employment opportunity, and the consumer complaint response center.
Prior to that, Victor was a member of Washington DC Mayor Fenty's cabinet as the Director of CapStat, the performance accountability program to improve performance of the $10 billion local government. In that role, he also served as the coordinator ("czar") for the District's implementation of the $240 million in federal funding received from the 2009 Recovery Act.
Victor was a Senior Director of Marketing & Analysis with Capital One responsible for internet marketing strategy. His team won a Center of Excellence award for success in web site strategy. He also taught several sessions of a full day course on structured problem-solving and writing to Capital One associates.
Victor was head of marketing for Webs.com, a do-it-yourself website building property with over 20 million sites built. In that role, he set up the email infrastructure and strategy, built a performance data dashboard, and launched advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google. Webs.com was purchased for $117 million in 2011.
Victor earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. While at Wharton, he served as Chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, the student government representing 10,000+ students in Penn's twelve graduate and professional schools. He earned a BA in International Studies and Economics (magna cum laude) from American University in Washington DC.
In addition, Victor has served in volunteer community service roles, including as a mayorally-appointed member of the DC Police Complaints Board and as a pro-bono consultant to a non-profit organization, Compass DC. He has also been accepted as a member of Mensa.