Doug Ellis

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Doug Ellis was co-founder of DecisionPoint in 1998 and has served as a Managing Partner since that time.  He has over ten years of operational experience in the technology sector as well as 15+ years of experience in M&A advisory representation for technology companies.  Ellis has been personally involved in successfully closing 50+ transactions in the software (SaaS and enterprise), social media, telecommunications, IT and managed/hosting services, and BPO sectors.

Prior to founding DecisionPoint, Ellis was head of global M&A for Stanford Keene, a boutique M&A advisory firm for technology companies.  Before that, he served in various management roles with AT&T and Lucent Technologies, in the division that is now Avaya.  Prior to that, Ellis was Director of Alliances for AMSCO Engineering Services, a healthcare BPO company that outsources biomedical engineering departments in hospitals.

Ellis received a BS in Business/Finance from Wake Forest University.  He is a regular speaker on assorted M&A topics at industry conferences.  Ellis has been an undergraduate and graduate guest lecturer at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University.  He has been named Chairman of the Board of NC IDEA, a not-for-profit organization which serves as a catalyst for young, high-growth, technology companies in the state of North Carolina.  Ellis sits on the Advisory Board of Cydecor, a professional services firm that provides program and project management support to government and commercial clients.  He also serves on the Finance Committee for New Charlotte Church and is deeply involved in youth sports in the Charlotte area.  He is a fortunate husband and father of three great kids.