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Dorian Corliss

Dorian Corliss
I enjoy being part of the SBDC team because:

"I have been active in the community for many years supporting organizations like Rotary, and now the SBDC. Through my extensive experience with banking management, and understanding how to navigate the many potential paths to obtaining capital, I enjoy assisting individuals in successfully acquiring funds to empower the growth and success of their businesses."

My favorite activity living in the Rogue Valley is:

“Anything outdoors and the many recreational activities Southern Oregon offers”

Dorian Corliss

SBDC Business Advisor, since 2010
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Dorian has worked with the SBDC since 2010 as an SBM and NLP Advisor offering his expertise in financial matters. He has been a CEO of three different banking institutions in the Pacific Northwest, and was instrumental in the formation of two of those banks.

Dorian was born and raised in Medford Oregon and attended St. Mary's school where he excelled in sports and academics. He then attended Brown University in Providence RI, receiving a B.A. degree in economics. He later attended Rutgers University at the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and graduated with honors, having his thesis published.

Dorian developed a water toy, and with two other partners created WaterSports Inc. to manufacture and market the "Dip Stik", a very popular water and rafting toy. He is a sport enthusiast having rafted many of the rivers in the western US and loves to ride his Harley "Ultra" any time he gets the opportunity.