Cortney joined Hendrix Business Systems in June 2018, but truth be told, she wasn’t always the savvy, business-oriented person she is today. In fact, you could say she was perhaps the complete opposite. Cortney graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production–with a concentration in makeup–in 2009. She then went on to graduate with a Master Makeup Artist Degree for Film and Television in New York City. It was there that she lived and worked as a special effects makeup artist in the film and television industry for seven years, plying her trade on such projects as Quatro Terra, Rockaway (2017) and The Karma Club (2016). What’s interesting is that even though the industries are so unlike each other, Cortney’s experience working in the film and television industry, dealing with both sides of the camera, and learning different technologies in the companies she worked for have given her the tools to grow her vision and help take Hendrix into the next generation.

Cortney speaks passionately about Hendrix Business Systems. She is proud that the company has grown from just three people to over seventy-five employees. The hard work and investment that her dad and family put into the business over the years have not only inspired her to always keep striving for greatness, but have also taught her invaluable lessons that shaped her into the person she is today. As Assistant Manager of Marketing & Operations, Cortney mostly focuses on maintaining company morale, dealing with event planning and social media, and developing marketing initiatives. She brings a fresh outlook and trendy ideas,but also really just enjoys learning on the job. Hendrix has four office locations and Cortney has been working hand in hand with the team to help ensure all things run smoothly. She has even been busy assisting with the organization of our Founders’ Club trip and big sales kick-off in January, specially planned for all our salespeople. “We want people to be happy working here,” she says. We try to maintain a close-knit culture among all our employees, and a little appreciation goes a long way.

Cortney is a woman of her words! She says what she means and she means what she says, and that makes her perfect for her role. This philosophy also allows for character building, something which she is constantly working on. Staying true to her roots, she enjoys the dramatic arts all ways, from taking in a play to just watching some good old Netflix! Traveling, good food, and new experiences are always on her horizon; France was by far her favorite destination, combining the best of all three. She has had many wonderful experiences throughout her work and personal life which, she added, will aid her in eventually transitioning into an executive position. She has many great ideas and is looking forward to putting her own spin on things here at Hendrix Business Systems.