The COVID-19 pandemic struck the globe in early 2020 and discontinued mass gathering of any kind, including organized sports. The American 7s Football League (A7FL) wanted to find a way back to playing football that was safe for players, coaching staff, media groups, and anyone present at games. Their partnership with OZ’s Salus solution allowed for safe gameplay by creating a COVID-19 ‘biosphere’ and permitted COVID-19 negative personnel to access the playing venue after having been previously tested using rapid result testing kits.
Doug is responsible for working with the executive and business development team in bringing OZ's Salus solution to market. He leads OZ's business development efforts and is single-minded in finding ways to provide his clients with the right solutions to solve the challenges they face in dealing with the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has 20+ years of experience advising companies in the technology, professional services, and manufacturing space on business development, customer experience, and leadership best practices. Doug is the company’s spokesperson, and key point of contact for COVID-19 test manufacturers, having developed relationships with multiple international providers.
Previously, Doug was one of the founders of a company in the litigation consulting space, which grew over 17 years from three employees to over 300, and was successfully sold to a 55,000 employee public company. He is a frequent national speaker on business development, communications, customer experience, and leadership best practices.