Doug is currently the CEO and President of HDS, LLC. Doug has over 35 years of experience as founder and sole owner of a
successful business as well as an engineer and manager in a Fortune 100 company. During the first half of his career, he held several
engineering and management positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories.
In 1993, utilizing strictly his own financial resources, he built a telecommunications software company from the ground up. The
company showed profits for every quarter of operation and was ranked #262 in the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest-growing
companies. In 2000, Doug successfully sold to a publicly-traded Israeli-based telecommunications firm.
Doug is a 1982 graduate of St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics while captaining the
baseball team and playing on the basketball team. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologies (MIT) Birthing
of Giants Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program.