Musings for the startup ecosystem.
Partially Successful Entrepreneur. Unconventional Business Leader. Highly nonlinear career.
Dubbed by a colleague as a “parallel entrepreneur,” Doug has an unquenchable thirst for pursuits converging at the intersection of market revolution and advanced technology. Formally trained as an engineer and self-taught as a scrappy, aggressive, and laser-focused entrepreneur with a never-say-die attitude, Doug has firmly established himself among a new breed of anti-hype, no BS entrepreneurs.
Doug is currently CEO of Solid Power and board chairman of Roccor, leading providers of technologies and products to the electric vehicle and spacecraft markets, respectively. Both companies are positioned within well-established industries that are currently undergoing transformational change. By providing technologies and products previously unavailable within their respective markets, both companies are positioned to exploit new opportunities brought about by rapidly changing industry dynamics.
“Two things that bring a lot of businesses down…one is complacency, you get successful and you start to sit on your laurels; and the other is hubris or arrogance, you think that you’re better than everyone else.”
– John Mackey, CEO & Co-Founder, Whole Foods Market
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