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Doug Galen

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Stanford Graduate School of Business, CEO of RippleWorks


Doug Galen is the Co-Founder and CEO of RippleWorks, which is a private Foundation that pairs world-class business and technology experts with rapidly growing social ventures around the world. Beyond advising or mentorship, the RippleWorks program is real problem solving: volunteer experts work with innovative, rapidly growing social ventures to jointly solve an immediate and critical scaling challenge. RippleWorks currently has live projects through
East Africa, Indonesia, India 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.

Doug loves spending time watching his daughter in theatre productions, playing dominoes with his wife (and usually losing), and finding new adventures riding his bike anywhere he can.