Co-Chairman of Deal Flow
As the Chairman of Deal Flow for BlueTree, Don collaborates with BlueTree’s committees to identify quality deal flow, invite new investors and partners to the group, manage our meetings and help our portfolio companies to grow and reach their full potential. Outside of his work with BlueTree, Don is actively involved in mentoring and coaching numerous start-up and early-stage companies in the region through Alpha Lab, Alpha Lab Gear, The Thrill Mill and the eCenter at Linden Pointe.
Don is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader who has consistently leveraged technology to improve the customer experience and top and bottom-line results, in multi-channel consumer product companies. He has been involved in the growth and development of several businesses, including American Eagle Outfitters, from 1 to 165 stores (as President/CEO), Sundance Catalog Company (as Executive Director), and Bear Creek Corporation (as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing).
His business experience includes Retail, Restaurant, Franchising, Manufacturing, Catalog and E-commerce. Don has been involved in numerous business turnarounds, divestitures and acquisitions and presently serves on the Board of Directors for Waffy’s, The eCenter at Linden Pointe and the Green Building Alliance and Women-Drivers.Com.