AWAKEN THE SPIRIT TO SUCCEED
EBA EXISTS SOLELY TO HELP CEOS THINK AND ACT MORE RESOURCEFULLY TO UNLOCK INHERENT AND STRATEGIC VALUE.
Doug utilizes his empathy and 37 years of business experience to do peer-to-peer advising to Founders and CEOs so they can thrive.
Doug is a global minded, senior executive who has a legacy of successfully transforming and growing a wide variety of businesses. He has inspired teams around the world, expertly performed numerous functional roles and has served as Chairman of a diverse set of boards and joint ventures.
Doug is most known for his emotional intelligence, teaming and coaching skills. His insights and genuine concern for others have resulted in strong, trusting relationships that have added compelling value from the board room to the shop floor.
Doug had the privilege of serving his entire 37 year career at Cargill, the world’s largest privately owned company. After graduating from Coe College, where he earned degrees in Economics and Accounting, he entered Cargill’s Management Program as an Accountant in 1978.
His leadership agility was developed and enhanced through 12 geographic moves, including a combined 8 years living and working in Wagga Wagga, Australia and Bangkok, Thailand where he was Chairman of Cargill Siam and Country Manager for all of Cargill’s businesses in Thailand and Vietnam.
Doug has had oversight and successfully led 12 different businesses operating in over 20 countries. He has a proven track record working in accounting, futures/options trading, risk management, sales, plant operations, Chairman of Cargill Siam, and President of Cargill’s global malting business unit. His experience includes start-ups, turnarounds, transformations, acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex board leadership roles.
From the beginning and throughout his multifaceted career, Eden was recognized as one that was quick to size up the complexities of his roles and situations. He connects quickly with a wide diversity of people through his experiences and legacy of caring and mentoring. He has the courage to challenge, innovate and change the strategies to radically enhance enterprise value through his leadership and advice.
Expert leadership across a broad range of businesses, functions, and strategic situations make Eden and ideal trusted advisor. For Founders and CEO”s seeking to make radical changes in their leadership and organizations, Eden has a proven history of high impact advising.
“Doug had the courage to accept some of the most difficult and challenging assignments that Cargill had. He took his broad responsibilities seriously and proved to be successful and up to the task, no matter the situation or where in the world, ” said Greg Page, Chairman of Cargill.