Chief Growth Officer
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Des Moines, Iowa
The Problems Facing Executives Today?
Too many demands, unseasoned leaders in key positions, and difficult business challenges.
Solutions from an Experienced Leader
Doug is a relentless learner with decades of CEO and C-suite experience. He brings assessment expertise, actionable ideas and measurable on-going support to solve problems:
Human Capital Management – talent development and succession planning
Innovation Process – opportunity recognition and feasibility planning
Operational Improvements – process review and improvement recommendations
Coalition – Building to leverage resources and accelerate change results
A results – Oriented professional with a track record of success across multiple industries including healthcare (hospitals and physician clinic) and higher education, he is an expert listener with the patience to hear people out and identify solutions for improved results.
Known as a level-headed, calm presence in tough situations, Doug demonstrates the values of confidentiality, attentiveness, trustworthiness and courage to maintain fruitful long-term relationships.
Success is rooted in listening to the customer: "Take care of the customer and the customer will take care of you". The reverse is also true.
• MBA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
• MA, Hospital and Health Administration
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
• BA, Business Management
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Administrative leadership to build a physician network from two primary care clinics to a network of 50+ primary care and specialty clinics;
Executive Director of an Entrepreneurial Center advising start-up clients across many industries;
Co-Founder/Co-Investor of a network of senior living facilities;
Successfully redesigned hospital service structure and implemented new services to drive 40% increased revenue;
Married 31 years and counting. Father to 3 educated and employed adult children living in various U.S. cities;
Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (Emeritus)
Certification, Medical Group Management Association (Emeritus)
Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher – National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Other Areas of Study:
Process Improvement / LEAN Greenbelt Exam Preparatory Course, On-lineVision Training
Instructor, Continuous Quality Improvement Principles and Tools
“Doug poses tough questions discreetly and respectfully to drive breakthrough thinking. He led new service development to drive new revenue and helped us see what we should stop doing. He has the personality to pull people together toward a common goal.” Midwest Hospital CEO
“For years Doug has been a creative steady eddie who brings a fresh perspective to the table. I always appreciate his insight and candor – things get done faster and we get better results when he is involved”. Physician Group Senior Partner
"A go-to person because I respect what he says". CEO, Telecommunications Company
Excellence in Education Award (“Teacher of the Year”) North Iowa Area Community College, 2017
Excellence in Education Award (“Teacher of the Year”) North Iowa Area Community College, 2013
Young Executive Achievement Award” – Iowa Hospital Association, 2005
I especially enjoy singing in a barbershop quartet and various mixed choirs. Alone I am an average singer. But combine the power of other voices and the result can be magic. I can start tired but I leave wired because everyone contributes something different -- and no one sits on the bench.
(Same in the business world: Bringing different skills together creates synergy and accelerates results).
I serve as Board advisor to the local United Way and volunteer for various causes including church and local school activities.