Chief Executive Officer
Doug is an industry leader with more than 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in Northeast Ohio. As the organization’s first CEO, he sets and maintains the strategic vision and culture of Bounce.
His efforts focus on startup-driven growth, supporting university tech transfer and boosting corporate innovation efforts. As CEO, he helps build significant and meaningful relationships with stakeholders including corporations, entrepreneurs, universities, government agencies, startup hubs and investors.
An active angel investor, serial entrepreneur and mentor, Doug has helped grow businesses by providing investment opportunities and coaching to more than a dozen companies. He is a founding member of JumpStart Inc. and served on many board committees, from its inception to his final role as chairman from 2009-2012.
Doug is a graduate of The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business, where he served on advisory boards within the business school and university. Doug is a lifelong resident of Akron, where he lives with his wife, Janis. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.