Title: Vice President of Design & Strategic Initiatives
M.A., University of Baltimore
B.A., University of Michigan
Courtney Malvik is the Network’s vice president of Design and Strategic Initiatives. She joined the Business Network in 2014 and leads the design team in crafting industry reports, graphics, and building brand awareness. She also spearheads Network database products such as the OSW Market Dashboard and Supply Chain Connect.
Courtney began her graphic design and database career in Maryland working for an antiquarian bookstore. While there, she saw book information typed on index cards using typewriters and thought there had to be a better way. Courtney took the bookstore into the 20th century by developing a database system that grew to pen scanners, monthly bookshelf rental to other rare booksellers, and a sophisticated accounting system. She also developed a more effective way to produce its monthly rare book catalogs. Courtney expanded her database development expertise by freelancing, helping small businesses grow by fine-tuning their processes and developing applications that supported these processes. After completing her Masters, she worked as an Art Director for an IT startup that was acquired by IBM. After working at IBM for five years, she started her own business focused on graphic design and database development. Courtney also worked for BITHGROUP Technologies and LVI, an energy start-up.
Courtney has an M.A. in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore, and earned her B.A. at the University of Michigan, double majoring in Communications and Psychology.
Courtney grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland and has settled in Baltimore after living in London, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Ghana, and Raleigh, North Carolina. She most enjoys spending time with her daughter and being on any body of water in any kind of boat. She loves building wooden boats, researching her ancestors, and traveling.