Expert in capital markets, private equity and rapid growth companies and Chairman at Newport Board Group
Doug Tatum 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. Doug is Chairman of 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.
Doug speaks extensively to business groups 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, South Korea, and 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 and the New York Times online.
Doug currently serves as a member of the Teaching Faculty at the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. He also serves as the Advisory Board Chairman for the Business Dynamics Research Consortium, a national research institute at the University of Wisconsin – Extension. Its mission is to study exceptional growth companies, the capital markets, and overall business activity to learn more about their impact on employment and economic growth. He is the Former 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. In addition to his academic activities he also serves as a Board Member in a number of early-stage companies.
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