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Don is an Operating Partner with an expertise in software and marketing services.
Don has held CEO and COO positions in early- and mid-stage high-growth technology companies; he has worked in strategy and operations consulting (McKinsey, AlixPartners and Accenture); and he has served as a Commanding Officer in the Navy, with nearly 20 years of active and drilling reserve service and with specialties in combat logistics and anti-terrorism.
Most recently, Don was the Founder and CEO of Kinetic, a social data and marketing technology company. Don and his team grew Kinetic at over a 100% CAGR during his five-year tenure, raising over $40 million in primary capital and successfully selling the business to a financial buyer. Currently, Don is a Senior Advisor and Director with the initiative for Digital Counterterrorism, a public-private consortium focused on countering violent extremist messaging and online terrorist recruitment. He is also a Director of several public and private companies.
Don received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he is an Arthur Rock 100 Entrepreneur and serves on the HBS Startup Studio Advisory Council. He received his BA from Vassar College in Asian Studies and Economics.