Doug Diamond is both a highly schooled and street-savvy business executive with over 30 years of experience in the world of small to medium sized businesses. He is a graduate from the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania ('84).
Early in Doug's career, he became CEO and owner of Diamond Management Systems (DMS), a vertical market software company that writes and installs accounting-oriented software and complete turnkey hardware and network solutions in small businesses. While CEO, sales grew from $4 million to $12 million over a 4 year stretch, meaning that the company was a "gazelle" (a company that grows at 20% of more per year for 4 consecutive years). When he sold the business in 2000, DMS employed over 100 people in five offices across the United States.
Business Advisor / Gazelles Coach
In 2000, Doug opted to take his experience and knowledge in leadership, strategic planning, finances, and operations and put them to use as an advisor helping small businesses. He has now worked with dozens of organizations across many different industries. In 2008, Doug became a Certified Gazelles Coach. In 2017, he became a Certified Great Game of Business Coach.
On a personal level, Doug actively participates in a variety of leadership and educational roles at his church, including serving on various planning and vision teams, and teaching a giftedness awareness program that encourages participants to use their inherent strengths. He has also been married for over 25 years and is the proud father of two wonderful daughters.