Menlo Park, CA
Doug Galen is the Co-Founder and CEO of RippleWorks, a nonprofit focused on accelerating the growth of ventures whose product or service improves lives. RippleWorks helps scaling ventures succeed by working with CEOs to create high-impact projects focused on a venture's top scaling challenge with Extreme Experts – volunteers from places like Facebook, Airbnb or Google who have conquered that scaling challenge. Our projects include growing call centers, creating customer acquisition strategies, building API platforms, analyzing technology architecture, improving customer retention, and more. RippleWorks currently has projects in East Africa, Indonesia, India, Latin America, and the United States.
In addition to RippleWorks, Doug teaches Startup Garage at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Doug sits on the non-profit Boards of Heifer International and Positive Coaching Alliance as well as advises early stage companies.
Prior to RippleWorks, Doug served as Chief Revenue Officer at Shopkick, a mobile app startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Greylock; SVP of business and corporate development at Shutterfly where he helped grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million and a successful IPO; VP and GM of new ventures for eBay where he helped create eight new business units with revenues of $500 million; and was employee #3 and Vice President of Sales and Business Development for E-LOAN which had a successful IPO.