Doug Hegebarth

Active term 10/2021 – 10/2022 – Currently active

Area of Expertise

Technical, financial and corporate leadership in engineering focused markets and companies.


Doug has more than 35 years of progressively responsible experience directing as many as 1,000 employees in businesses with revenues in excess of $100 million. Doug led a number of businesses through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes, as well as exits through sale and IPO. He has also successfully raised funds for companies from angels, Venture Capital, Private Equity, public offerings and non-dilutive government grants.

His leadership positions include serving as CEO of a Defense communications and software company, CEO of an emergency power generation system manufacturer, and CEO of a business-consulting group. In addition, he served as GM of a $100M Business Unit of a Fortune 500 Engineering Services Company serving the aerospace and defense sectors: designing and fielding satellite communications and large data systems.

Doug is an Angel Investor and Partner at Syndicate708, a mentor and advisor to a portfolio of early-stage deep tech companies, a member of Tech Coast Angels, Wharton Alumni Angel Network, and was CEO of LightSpeed Innovations an accelerator for technology startups in the aerospace and defense industries. Doug holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from National University and well earned an Ph.D. from the University of Hard Knocks.

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