Douglass Smith

Vice President

Our Team

10+ years

Doug is a long-time industry professional and a senior member of the firm with over twenty years in executive level search in the energy industry. He has led searches for several high-profile clients and completed board director and executive level searches. He has also led technical, engineering and commercial development build-outs.

Doug has a strong energy background and has led successful searches in all sectors of renewable energy & sustainability, including bio-based chemicals & fuels, solar, wind, water, waste-to-energy, battery technologies and advanced materials. He has also been instrumental in the firms’ growth in agriculture & bio-tech, foods and aquaculture.

Doug has also executed on assignments with the energy investment community at large, from the leading venture capital and private equity firms to the investment arms of Fortune 500 companies and leading investment banks. He has also been involved with assignments from advanced technologies from MIT, Cal Tech, UC Berkley, and Carnegie-Mellon, as well as the national lab network including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Los Alamos, Argonne, Pacific Northwest and Battelle Labs.

He is also a co-founder and board member of both the Renewable Energy Business Network (REBN), MidAtlantic, and the CleanTech Alliance Mid Atlantic. He supports the Energy Advisory Committee of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures of the Fox Business School at Temple University. He has also worked extensively with organizations in Colorado, including the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship; the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

An avid collector and vintage racer, Doug attended Temple University, is active with the Autism Society of America and is based out of the firm’s Valley Forge headquarters.