Doug has been fascinated with marketing and entrepreneurship since he was in high school. As a child of small business owners, Doug knows first-hand the challenges and rewards of business ownership. In addition to his involvement with High Street, he is the owner of several other Rochester-based companies, and has a successful sales career.
Having devoted his life to understanding why some businesses succeed and others fail, he has studied all aspects of business and has experimented with every marketing tactic imaginable. Doug’s true passion is helping other local entrepreneurs bring their ideas to light and become successful. He passionately shares the lessons he has learned over the last 23 years with other business owners to help them start and grow healthy businesses.
Doug received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo in Business Management and his Master of Science in Strategic Marketing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College. A life-long learner, he reads about 30 books on business each year. Over his career, he has worked with some of the area’s top entrepreneurs and business coaches. He is married to his wife of 20 years and has three wonderful children. You can often find Doug around town with his K9 shadow, Finnegan—his Irish Jack Russell Terrier.
"DOUG TOOK CARE OF ME LIKE I WAS A BIG CUSTOMER EVEN THOUGH I WAS SMALL TIME. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIS COMPANY TO MY BEST FRIEND."
PAUL DULIEU / OWNER / CUTABOVE LANDSCAPE, LLC.
"DOUG IS A CUSTOMER SERVICE MACHINE! IF YOU COME TO HIM WITH AN IDEA, HE WILL FIND A WAY TO IMPLEMENT IT AND HELP YOU GROW YOUR BUSINESS. HE HAS HELPED ME GROW MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS FOR FIVE YEARS."
NATE SPRAGUE / OWNER / A THOUSAND WORDS PHOTOGRAPHY