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Douglas Hurst

Douglas Hurst

CEO

Professional Bio

I have over 30 years of military service beginning as an Artillery officer and with the last 13 years spent on active duty serving as a Civil Affairs Operator in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR). As an Artillery officer, I worked at almost every position at the Battalion and Brigade level to include two rotations as an MLRS battery commander. As a Civil Affairs Operator, I served in various Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) roles within U.S. Army Central Command, U.S. Joint Force Enabling Capabilities Command, the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the Office of Military Cooperation - U.S. Embassy Kuwait, and U.S. Central Command.

‚ÄčI am an experienced Senior Executive and Thought Leader with success in the financial services and technology industries. I leverage extensive experience with investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, business analysis, and international relations. I am able to provide organizations guidance by quickly assessing needs, maximizing opportunities and bridging cultural gaps to traverse competing and multiple agendas. I have broad areas of expertise which international relations; international negotiations; interagency coordination; mentoring/leader development; client relations; conflict mitigation and conflict resolution.

‚ÄčThroughout my military and executive career, I have held leadership positions in roles of increasing responsibility. In my current role, I oversee Third Order Effects, LLC as its CEO. My responsibilities include company strategy and development initiatives; B2B relational efforts; leading tighter bonds between customer requirements and innovative solutions; developing strategic partnerships, contract negotiations and global relations.
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Award Recipient
Honorable Order of Saint Barbara
Chapter Name
Old Hickory - TN ARNG
Retired
(Ret.)
Rank
Colonel