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Learn about Doug Haynes

DoughDoug Haynes serves as the President of The Council and a Managing Partner at Council Advisors. He is also an active philanthropist dedicated to improving the lives of others.

He graduated with a B.S in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and then pursued an MBA at the Darden School of Business. After completing his studies, he got employed at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked as a software developer.

He then moved to GE Plastics to work as a marketing professional and design engineer before joining McKinsey in 1992. During his 22 years tenure at McKinsey, he helped develop the company’s basic Operations, Materials, and high-tech practices. He was a member of the London, Atlanta, New York, and Connecticut offices.

Recently Doug Haynes completed his four-year term as President of Point72 Asset Management. During his time in the company, he restored the founder’s SEC License, outperformed competitors, and launched the company’s venture capital arm.

Doug is a founding member of The Center for Global Enterprise, a non-profit firm that promotes quality leadership of global businesses. In addition, he is a founding board member of various humanitarian organizations such as Cohen Veteran’s Bioscience and the Cohen Veteran’s Network.

Currently, Doug is an advisor to the Cohen Veteran’s Bioscience board. He also serves on the board of the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization that assists veterans in acquiring jobs.

Doug Haynes is a huge fan of technology. He is a board member of several technology startup companies, such as FRISQ, a health information provider based in Sweden; Obsidian Asset Management, a real estate research center; and ChainIQ, a logistics provider.

Other organizations that Doug served either as a board member or as an advisor include Singel Corporation, the Canterbury School, Villanova University, the Darden Graduate School of Business, and the Randolph Macon Academy.

Doug lives in Scarborough, New York, with his wife, Laurice, a renowned investor and businesswoman. A typical day for Doug starts early in the morning; he works on individual projects before heading to the office. He loves writing and spends at least an hour per day writing; so far, he has written four books.

Though a great fan of technology, Doug has practiced the discipline of not allowing his devices to control his time. He understands that technology disruption can result in a lack of focus, fragmentation, and poor execution.