Doug Brown

Executive Chairman

All Star Since:
September 2005
Team:
Board of Directors

Doug came to All Star on September 26, 2005 with a strong background in general management, corporate finance, consulting, and strategic business combinations.

From 1977–1983, he served on the Audit and Consulting staff for the pre-merger Arthur Young, post-merger Ernst & Young. He was the CFO of Seattle Silicon, a semiconductor design software pioneer, from 1983 to 1989, and then worked as a venture capital principal with The Phoenix Partners. From 1993–1999, he was a Division President and M&A team member of Leggett & Platt, a Fortune 500 manufacturer. That overlapped with GoAhead Software, a telecommunications software developer, where he served as a board member and later President until 2003. He then spent a couple of years as an interim executive and board member of several companies before joining All Star as President in 2005.

Doug appreciates building and leading a high-performance, cohesive team at All Star.

Doug holds a BS in Business with an Accounting major from the University of Idaho and was an honors graduate. He has completed graduate work in Economics and Taxation and attended the Stanford-AEA Executive Institute.

Doug has served on the boards of more than ten privately held companies, one publicly held company, and more than five non-profits. Doug served on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum from 1991 to 1999 and chaired both its Northwest Chapter and the parent organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Doug is currently Chairman of All Star, Chairman of publicly-held Data I/O Corporation, and a member of the Washington Technology Industry Association Board of Directors.

In his spare time, Doug loves to golf and enjoys sailing and spending time with his two grandchildren. He is a co-founder and active alum of the Blue Mountain Rugby Club.