Financial Strategist, Doug Haynes
Doug Haynes is the executive chairman of Hazeltree, which provides Ad Management software, engagement tools, and eCommerce solutions for businesses. After growing up in Chicago and studying at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in economics, Haynes started his career as an accountant in 1973.
Doug Haynes has been highly successful in the world of business and finance. He became a vice president of Arthur Andersen & Co. before gaining experience as a manager at Arthur Andersen’s successor company, Ernst & Young LLP. Haynes then became a director at several companies, including as chairman of Pemstar, Inc.; president at Media One Group; and chairman/CEO of National Commerce Financial Corporation. In 2010, Haynes was appointed as the executive chairman of Hazeltree.
In 2004 Haynes became chairman of Pemstar and significantly contributed to the firm’s success. Under his leadership, Pemstar became one of the top five mobile marketers in the US. After WPP Group acquired the company in 2010, Haynes remained on the board of directors until 2011.
Haynes was also a leader at Media One Group. He helped the company grow from $20 million to over $1 billion in revenue. He earned him the title of Ernst & Young’s Worldwide Entrepreneur of the Year for 1997 for his contributions to growth and innovation in large corporations.
Haynes is an active philanthropist with contributions to many nonprofit organizations. He is a member of Chicago’s Board of Trade, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He helps lead the American Heart Association’s board as chairman. Doug Haynes also served on the board at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1990 to 1995.
At Hazeltree, Haynes is responsible for all corporate and business development activities. He is in charge of marketing and sales, strategic planning, and any other operations that the company needs. He also helps to lead Hazeltree’s board of directors and works alongside them to provide direction for the company’s goals.