Founder & President, Daily Table
Former President, Trader Joes
Co-CEO, Conscious Capitalism
Doug is the founder/President of Daily Table, an innovative retail store designed to bring affordable nutrition to the food insecure in our cities by recovering the unsold, wholesome food from grocers, food service, growers and manufacturers to provide both ready-to-eat meals and basic groceries at prices that compete with junk food, all in an environment that engenders dignity while providing financial sustainability.
Doug spent 31 years with Trader Joe’s Company, the last 14 years as a President, helping grow the business from a small chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. He developed their prized buying philosophy, created their unique private label food program, wrote and executed the Business Plan for expanding Trader Joe’s nationally, and championed their unique Customer Experience approach. He graduated from Trader Joe’s in June 2008.
Doug is co-CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc.; a Trustee at Olin College of Engineering; on the Board of Overseers at WBUR; and serves on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies.
Doug received his Executive M.B.A. from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont University. He also was a recent Senior Fellow at Harvard University in their Advance Leadership Initiative.