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Doug Gorder
Doug is a management consultant and consulting CFO/COO for several Seattle-area emerging tech companies.

At A Glance

  • CFO, COO, Strategic Advisor
  • Private company, high-tech, emerging companies
  • Co-founder of several software companies
  • Enterprise software, Internet commerce, consumer electronics, telecom and wireless networks and services, commercial hardware and services
  • M&A financial evaluation, acquisition candidate identification, acquisition and divestment execution
  • Post-acquisition integration
  • Strategic leadership and team formation
  • Financial analysis, financing strategy, capital formation
  • Shareholder, board, banking, outside counsel, auditor and other relationship management
  • Strategic corporate and business development, building channels, international distribution

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Negotiated and completed acquisition of regional wireless network in receivership, integrated and improved operations to drive expenses down by 50 percent, and subsequently sold for a positive return
  • Co-founded The Cobalt Group, which sold to ADP for $400 million in 2010
  • Consulted and coached hardware company through two rounds of funding and managed process to source merger candidates and complete sale to public company, resulting in healthy return for shareholders

Doug Gorder is a management consultant and consulting CFO/COO for several Seattle-area emerging tech companies. Previously, he was a co-founder and COO for Vigilos, Inc., an enterprise software company providing physical security management tools to the U.S. Navy, FBI, Washington State Ferries, and numerous commercial and financial enterprises. Prior to Vigilos, Doug was a consulting CFO and business advisor for high-tech startups, during which he raised nearly $70 million in venture and angel financing, and helped build winning management teams and business strategies for over 40 companies. He was also a co-founder of The Cobalt Group, which serves the automotive industry and was acquired in 2012 by ADP for $400 million. His 15 years of experience include managing finance and operations for large and small companies such as IBM, US WEST, Aldus Corporation, The Cobalt Group, and Vigilos. He also has valuable and relevant experiences in project management, strategic business development, contract negotiations, and international expansion which provide Doug with firsthand knowledge, experience, skills, and relationships. Doug holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an MBA in Finance and MIS from the University of Washington.