In April 2010, Doug returned to Chrysalis Ventures, the venture capital firm he co-founded in 1993 with David Jones, Jr. As an Entrepreneur-in Residence, Doug evaluates new business opportunities and assists current portfolio companies in the technology sector. Doug is also board member to Chrysalis Ventures' portfolio companies, Regent Education and My Health Direct.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Doug has a diverse background in media and technology. Most recently, from 2000 – 2010, he was Chairman and CEO of Chrysalis portfolio company Appriss, Inc., a Louisville-based company that provides innovative information technology solutions to assist law enforcement efforts and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of criminal justice agencies. Appriss’ services include VINE®, the nation’s defacto standard for automated victim notification, and MethCheck®, which helps law enforcement track purchases of over-the-counter medications used in the production of methamphetamine. Previously, from 1997 until 2000, Doug served as the founding President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., Louisville’s leading economic development organization. Before joining Greater Louisville Inc., Doug was a Managing Director of Chrysalis from 1993 – 1997. Prior to co-founding Chrysalis Ventures, he was the Founder and CEO of The Cobb Group, the world’s leading publisher of newsletters for personal computer users, which was successfully sold to publisher Ziff-Davis.
Doug holds a B.A. from Williams College, magna cum laude, and an M.S. in Accounting from the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a three-time Inc. 500 CEO, a three-time Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year and a member of the Junior Achievement Kentucky/Southern Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Active in civic affairs, Doug served as Chairman of Greater Louisville Inc. in 2000 and as Chairman of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce in 1996.