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 20 years of experience in M&A advisory for technology companies. Ellis has been personally involved in successfully closing over 80 technology transactions.
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 outsourced 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 served as 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 is a fortunate father of three great kids.