During his esteemed career, Doug has earned a reputation throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as an exceptional business consultant, seminar leader and teacher. He is a value-added advisor/confidant for many chairman and senior leaders advising them on how to navigate through how to maximize the talent of their respective leadership teams. In addition to Doug’s role as one of the founders and Chairman, he has led and inspired the Talent Plus team of analysts, consultants, researchers, recruiters and seminar leaders.
More than 50 years ago, as an undergraduate student working with Dr. William E. Hall, Doug began the development of the structured interview technology as the co-leader of the Potentiality Development Project. After graduate school in 1971, he joined Dr. Hall at SRI, which later became SRI Gallup. They worked to pioneer what has become one of the most advanced and validated selection, recruitment and coaching systems available today.
Based on various psychological “life themes” that determine the success an individual is likely to have in specific endeavors, the process and methodology are at the heart of the solutions Talent Plus provides to its partners
Throughout his career, Doug has served on several corporate and community boards of directors, starting with the SRI/Gallup Board of Directors in the 1970s and 80s and over 20 years on the National board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Doug, along with some other community leaders, helped charter a national bank and served on their board of directors.
He was selected by Dr. Robin Anderson to serve on the University of Nebraska Entrepreneurship Board in its formative stages.
Doug has interviewed notable and significant leaders globally, including governors, cabinet members, and some of the top executives globally.
Doug, like Dr. Hall, has dedicated his life’s work to the study of human potentiality and the Science of Talent
Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Talent Plus, 31 Years
Member, International Board of Directors, At-Sunrice (Singapore), 8 Years
Former Member, National Board of Directors (Talent Committee Chair), The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 20 Years
Executive and Board Member, SRI and The Gallup Organization, 18 Years
Board of Directors of Chief Industries, 10 Years
Board Member of SRI-Friendship Villas, 6 Years
Board Member of Entrepreneurial Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska Trustee, 2 years
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.S., Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln