Doug Fox

Sectors: 
Consumer Packaged Goods
Publishing
Industrials
High Tech
Private Equity

Doug is the founder of Renaissance Brands which, since 2001, has provided counsel on due diligence, deal negotiations and management coaching of Private Equity and Venture Capital portfolio companies. Further, he provides advice and counsel on business transformation through brand revitalization. The primary industry focus of Renaissance Brands is consumer, media, retail and many industries that support and/or interact with these broad sectors.

Prior to starting his firm, Doug served as Senior VP Marketing & Strategy for five worldwide business units at Compaq...Corporate Strategy, Global Alliances, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations/Communications, comprised of over 8,000 people. He provided leadership to over 20 acquisitions/divestitures, while also repositioning the company and launching a branding effort viewed as breakthrough for the industry -- all prior to the company's sale to HP.

As Senior VP Marketing & Strategy at International Paper, Doug drove organic growth by reorganizing the company’s go-to-market strategy leading it to become a more market-driven and customer oriented organization. A refined organizational structure was successfully introduced across 27 operating units, in over 50 countries.

Earlier, Doug served as President of Landmark Communications, a privately held media conglomerate which owns 2 CBS affiliates, 43 newspapers, 6 magazines, and The Weather Channel. He was brought on board to introduce classic strategy and marketing and leadership principles across all aspects of the businesses.

Doug's media career started at Newsday & New York Newsday, where he rose to be named President and led the paper’s growth from ninth to fourth largest in the U.S. in just five years. Prior to his appointment at Newsday, Doug served as the Vice President of Marketing at Tambrands, which more than doubled its revenues in a three year period during his tenure with the stock price more than tripling. Doug started his career at Procter & Gamble and advanced through a number of levels of increased responsibility in the eleven years he spent with the company.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University with degrees in Corporate Finance & Investment management. He is also a distinguished graduate of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, with a focus on Marketing and Quat. Doug serves on a number of boards in both the public and private sectors as well on several industry association boards and non-profits.