CEO & Co-Founder,
Doug is CEO and co-founder of Think2Perform. He is legendary for his innovative approaches to developing high performance in individuals and organizations and is an expert at developing practical applications of the art and science of human behavior, financial and otherwise.
Before founding Think2Perform, Doug, a certified financial planner (CFP), was Executive Vice President – Advice and Retail Distribution for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial). In that capacity he led an organization of 17,000 field and corporate associates to unprecedented success.
Doug and co-author Fred Kiel, Ph.D., recently released their newest book, Moral Intelligence 2.0: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success in Turbulent Times. Just one year earlier, Doug released the popular title, Financial Intelligence: How to Make Smart, Values-Based Decisions with Your Money and Your Life. Doug is also the co-author of the internationally successful and original title, Moral Intelligence (Wharton School Publishing). Doug is the sole author of The Simple Genius (You) and co-author with Roy Geer, Ph.D., of How to Get What You Want and Remain True to Yourself.
Doug is in high demand as a keynote speaker as well as an executive and organizational advisor. He has been quoted and referenced in many publications and books, including Daniel Goleman’s seminal book, Working with Emotional Intelligence and Richard Leider’s bestselling Power of Purpose.
In November 2000, Doug was honored by Columbia University’s Center for Social and Emotional Education and is a Fellow at the Carlson Executive Development Center, Carlson School of Management, and University of Minnesota. He is also a member of the prestigious Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.
Doug and his Wife, Beth Ann, reside in Edina, Minnesota. Their youngest daughter, Joan, has a psychology major from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Their oldest daughter, Mary, has a sociology degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Doug’s son, Alan, is a Complex Director with Ameriprise, and lives in Los Angeles with his actress wife Sari, and their son, Dylan.