DAR’s guiding principles:

Our ethos is based on mutual trust and support. It is our beacon every day, no matter if we lead your team or be the team that supports you.

That’s our simple, direct philosophy. We succeed when the team succeeds. It sounds cliché, we know, but it is who we try to be every day—a trusted member of your team.

Remain positive.

Be a proactive, positive influence. Hope’s not a method, but it is a significant multiplier.

Be tactful and candid.

Be open with customers. They deserve the truth.

Never let perfect be the enemy of good.

A good solution executed now is better than a perfect solution never executed.

Be accountable.

Hold yourself accountable by setting clear standards and work towards them. Plans may change, but your accountability won’t.

Fix things now.

Fix small problems now to prevent bigger problems later.

No excuses.

If things ever go ‘sideways’ (and sometimes they will), we solve those problems together. Excuses are not the same as results.

Peter E. Curry

Managing Member, DAR Partners LLC

Information, strategy and decisions

Senior Trade Specialist, US Department of commerce

“Thanks, Peter. I echo (my colleague’s) comments. The customer support is top notch!”