Billie Bryant Schultz
President & CEO
Billie Bryant Schultz has been the Owner, President and CEO of CESCO for over 25 years. She was a housewife raising three sons, never having a thought of becoming an entrepreneur. However, in the wake of her late husband’s illness she was thrust into CESCO, which at that time was a coin equipment and office equipment repair shop. Under her leadership the company has developed partnering relationships with top manufacturers of printing equipment and software in addition to building a team of very talented sales and service professionals. She and the CESCO team have re-established and branded the company to be a very successful printing equipment and software solution provider with many cost saving document printing benefits. Billie has built this diverse woman-owned business with integrity and a stellar reputation with her peers, customers, and vendors alike.
Billie is a business graduate of Federal Institute in Tyler, Texas. She continued her education, particularly in technology, as the President of Technology Interchange Resources, a non-profit company which operated the Dallas Electronic Commerce Resource Center for five years for the Department of Defense. During the term of the contract the company trained over 25,000 small business owners, employees and government buyers in making the necessary transition from paper into electronic processes. She is a graduate of the WBENC Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program where she continues to participate in the Goldman Sachs Alumni Program.
Before entering the business community she was very involved in her church, schools her children attended and other organizations especially for fundraising initiatives. At her church she was very instrumental in assisting with the leadership direction for building a $3,500,000.00 Children’s Building, Sanctuary, and office renovation. She then served on the Building Committee to see the project to funding and completion.
Billie is a founding Board Member and fundraiser for the North Texas Women’s Business Council, now the Women’s Business Council Southwest, as well as the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) where she served for 10 years. She was the first Chair of the WBENC WBE Leadership Forum and is currently Chair Emeritus of the Forum. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Council Southwest. Billie also serves on the Board of Directors for “Going for the Greens”, and the American Institute Diversity and Commerce (AIDC).
As a long-time visionary activist for women entrepreneurs, Billie received the 2001 WBENC Applause Award, which was given to individuals who have successfully worked to break down the barriers that prevent women from being integrated into the supply chain of mainstream business. In 2010 she was honored with the Inaugural Induction into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame. In 2015 she was honored to receive one of the Enterprising Women of the Year Awards and in 2016 Billie received the very prestigious Maura Women Helping Women Award given by the Dallas Women’s Foundation, an award recognizing her dedication and work in helping with the creation of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).