A corporate development specialist with over 20 years of experience building successful teams and businesses in many industries. He has taken many companies public, raised millions of dollars in financings, and is well versed in regulatory and public affairs. Doug was the British Columbia MLA for Coquitlam Burke Mountain from 2009-2015. He was Deputy Speaker from 2013-2015 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier from 2011-2013. He has also served on the Provincial Treasury Board and the Legislative Review Committee, was Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, and was Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee for Public Accounts. He was also Co-Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Council of State Governments West.