Doug Tatum

Chairman, Newport Board Group

Industry: Business Consulting

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Doug serves as Chairman for Newport Board Group, a national partnership of CEOs and senior executives who advise emerging middle market companies and assist private equity firms to invest in and grow portfolio companies.

He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. Doug also serves as the Advisory Board Chairman for the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies, a national research institute, funded by the NASDAQ Foundation and the University of Wisconsin – Extension.

Doug is the author of No Man’s Land, a leading text about growth companies that has been translated into many languages and has won four National Best Business book awards. His insights about the economy and business have been cited in hundreds of media outlets including Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, and The New York Times online.

As Chairman and CEO of Tatum LLC, Doug built a highly respected national professional service firm, leading it from its entrepreneurial phase to growth to 30 offices. Tatum LLC was sold to Spherion (now SFN Group) in 2010.