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Doug Tatum

Doug Tatum

Doug serves as Chairman of the Board for Newport Board Group, a national partnership of CEOs and senior executives who advise emerging middle market companies and the private equity firms that invest in them. He also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. He is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global not-for-profit organization with 58 Chapters and 14,000 members in the US and internationally, representing middle market private capital investors, intermediaries and the middle market deal community. 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. Its mission is to study exceptional growth companies, the capital markets, and their impact on employment and economic growth. Doug has since 2002 been Chairman of The Co-investment Partnership, a firm that manages a pool of capital that co-invests with other private equity and venture capital investors.Previously, Doug was Chairman and CEO of Tatum LLC, which grew into a highly respected national professional services firm with 30 offices and over 1000 professionals and employees. The company was sold to Spherion in 2010. Prior to his role with Tatum LLC, Doug served a number of companies as a senior executive and/or board member.Doug is a recognized expert on the capital markets and the entrepreneurial growth economy. He has testified before the U.S. Congress about the financing challenges growing companies face and about U.S. tax policy. He has been keynote speaker at the Securities Exchange Commission Forum. Doug speaks extensively throughout the world, presenting the research and frameworks included in his book No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail. The book, published in the U.S. in 2007, has received four national Best Business Book awards and has been published in China, Taiwan and South Korea and is slated for publication in Vietnam. The book was included in the recently updated edition of The 100 Best Business Books of All Time by Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten. Doug’s insights about rapid growth companies, private equity and the capital markets have been cited in hundreds of media outlets including Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, New York Times online and the Chicago Daily Herald.