Doug Galen Named to Heifer International Board of Directors


Silicon Valley leader brings innovation, e-commerce, m-commerce
and strategic partnership experience to the board

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Doug Galen has been elected to an at-large position on the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization with a mission to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

Doug Galen, Board of Directors, Heifer International
Doug Galen, Board of Directors, Heifer International

Presently, Galen is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Haas School of Business where he teaches aspiring entrepreneurs frameworks to build successful startup companies.  He has been building innovative and disruptive companies bridging the online and offline worlds for some 20 years. Galen was previously the chief revenue officer at Shopkick which is a mobile application with over 7 million users that leverages mobile phones to transform shopping.

“Doug understands the power of innovation to accelerate growth, transform business models and enhance end-user experiences,” said Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International’s President and CEO. “He will help Heifer International innovate ahead of change, not just with donor dynamics, but also globally integrating all of the work we do in a world facing rapid changes.”

Previously Galen worked at Shutterfly as Senior Vice President, where he helped to grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million, and eBay, where he helped to create eight new business units including Tickets & Experience, Real Estate and Health & Beauty.

He brings to the board a keen sense of strategy and the ability to scale up e-commerce, m-commerce and strategic partnerships.

 “I am honored to join Heifer on its mission to end hunger and poverty which has created a rich heritage of 70 years of impact.  We are at the intersection of three powerful trends of globalization, new technologies and connectedness that is enabling Heifer to evolve its solutions to drive even more impact.  I look forward to being part of this journey to join all its present-day successes with the promise of what tomorrow brings,” said Doug Galen.

Galen also serves on the nonprofit Board of Directors for Positive Coaching Alliance and Jasper Ridge Farm. He received both his bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from University of California, Berkley. He resides in Menlo Park, California, with his wife of 21 years and their teenaged daughter.

Heifer International’s Board of Directors comprises 19 members of diverse backgrounds in the business, agriculture, academic, faith-based and private sectors.

Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook, on Twitter@Heifer or call 888.5HUNGER (888.548.6437).