Douglass PacePresident & CEO
Doug Pace has been considered one of the most innovative minds in management consulting and marketing strategy for over two decades. As CEO of Stonehill he leads the vision of the firm and enjoys working directly with the its portfolio of clients. Doug founded Stonehill with the vision of bringing agile management practices found in entrepreneurial organizations to large companies. He found that his approach also provided process and structure to small organizations allowing them to accelerate their growth. Doug is a noted speaker on business design, marketing strategy, building innovative cultures, and Design Thinking. Prior to founding Stonehill, Doug was Chief Operating Officer of a nationally recognized digital agency with offices in Florida and Colorado. During his tenure with the firm it was recognized by Ad Age magazine ten years in a row as a top 100 digital agency, six years by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year, and by Microsoft as the Global Partner of the Year. Doug has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the 75 Most Influential Consultants in the United States. Doug currently serves on the boards of numerous schools and organizations including the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, BBVA Compass Bank, Lions Eye Institute Foundation, Town of Belleair Infrastructure Committee, University of Florida’s College of Engineering, and the Hillsborough County Film Commission. His past affiliations include the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Tampa Bay Partnership, St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Pinellas County MPO, and Leadership Tampa Bay. Doug graduated from the University of Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, has been recognized with an Executive Fellowship in Innovation from the University of South Florida, and holds a Certificate in Energy Innovation from Stanford University.
Small wins in design thinking build the foundation. This roundtable discusses strategies to showcase design thinking wins at the project level to advocate for larger organizational commitment to the process.