Curtis L. DeBerg
Founder & Former CEO (2002-2020)
Curtis L. DeBerg earned his Ph.D. and M.S. at Oklahoma State University in business administration and economics. Professor DeBerg is a renowned innovator and educator; he has redesigned his university classes using a “flipped classroom” model and sees SAGE as a “disruptive education” program. Dr. DeBerg founded SAGE in summer 2002 as a way to introduce a new form of capitalism to the next generation. He calls this “humanitarian capitalism.” A global traveler, Dr. DeBerg is also an avid runner and a total optimist.