Since 2009, Cumber has been a self-employed entrepreneur focused on the technology and healthcare fields. Additionally, drawing on his diplomatic, international, and entrepreneurial experience, he speaks and lectures internationally. He has been written about and quoted in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Journal.
Cumber served as President George W. Bush’s Special Envoy to the OIC, a 57-nation NGO. As a US ambassador he engaged in hard and soft diplomacy, advancing the interests of America and its allies and building new partnerships while keeping pressure on America’s rivals and putting pressure on religious extremism.
Prior to being appointed Special Envoy, Cumber was a technology entrepreneur who founded over a dozen companies. Those with the most notable outcomes include Psionic Technologies, Inc, Applied Science Fiction, and Triumph Flexo Industries.
Cumber moved into technology entrepreneurship from small business. After owning a series of small photo processing/developing business throughout Texas and the South, he perceived ways processes could be improved or options that would create additional revenue streams.
Throughout his life, Cumber has served the public in a number of policy, professional, and philanthropic positions. Many of these positions were for the State of Texas, to which he was appointed by then governor Rick Perry. Highlights of Cumber’s public and philanthropic service include his work on the Texas Economic Development Board, as an appointee on the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, and as a member of the Texas Business Council.