Harvard Business School
MBA, Concentration – Finance and Marketing
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Religion
Doug has over 30 years of experience in industry and as an executive search consultant. He has personally managed over 300 search engagements since the mid 1980s and has been involved with many more as a principal.
Doug provides search consulting services to most industries including manufacturing, banking and financial services, healthcare, printing, real estate, public education, chambers of commerce, economic development, arts organizations and other nonprofit organizations. He has successfully completed searches for Board members, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and officers in virtually all functions including sales, marketing, finance, accounting, production, purchasing and quality. Searches have been conducted for businesses from start-up companies to multi-billion dollar corporations.
Prior to search consulting, Doug worked with three businesses. Initially, he held a marketing and new product development position with the Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company. Subsequently, Doug worked for ten years with Butler Manufacturing Company, a $1B metal building manufacturer. He began in mergers and acquisitions work and ultimately served as the President and CEO of Butler’s largest and most profitable subsidiary. Doug then worked three years for Pneumafil Corporation initially leading the Textile Division, and later managing businesses in the textile, power generation and furniture industries.
Doug has served on the Board and as the Chairman of TreeTops, a regional camp for disadvantaged children. He previously served on the Board and as Chairman of the Family Center – a non-profit for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. He also served on the United Way Board and Executive Committee, and as Chairman of its Human Services Planning Board. He was on the Board and chaired the Coalition for Literacy, and chaired a national conference on adult literacy held in Charlotte. He has also served on the Board of Wing Haven, an environmentally sensitive nonprofit focused on gardens and birds, and teaching children the value of our environment. Doug has also worked with Junior Achievement, the Chamber of Commerce, Brookstone Schools, the Harvest Center, and the Charlotte Men’s Shelter.