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Doug Galen

CEO
RippleWorks
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Doug Galen has been building innovative and disruptive companies for some twenty five years. Doug Galen is the Co-Founder and CEO of RippleWorks. RippleWorks accelerates the growth of high-growth social ventures by connecting them with leading expertise to solve their most immediate scaling challenge. RippleWorks partners with CEOs to create well-defined, high-impact projects, which are led by volunteers from the RippleWorks Expert Network (100+ top experts from Silicon Valley and the larger US tech sector).

In addition to RippleWorks, Doug teaches Startup Garage at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Doug sits on the non-profit Boards of Heifer International and Positive Coaching Alliance as well as advises early stage companies.

Prior to RippleWorks, Doug served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shopkick, a mobile app startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Greylock that successfully sold to a Fortune 50 company, SVP of business and corporate development at Shutterfly where he helped grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million and a successful IPO, VP and GM of new ventures for eBay where he helped create eight new business units with revenues of $500 million and was employee #3 and Vice President of Sales and Business Development for E-LOAN which had a successful IPO.

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