Doug Kingsley became Managing Director of North Bridge Growth Equity following more than fifteen years at Advent International, most recently as Co-Head of US Investments.
Doug co-founded North Bridge Growth Equity in 2007 with Mike Pehl and the Venture Partners founders, Ed Anderson and Rich D'Amore. He has served on more than twenty boards of private and public technology companies.
Previously, he was Managing Director, Co-Head of US Investments, at Advent International, where he helped grow the business from $300 million to $10 billion under management. He also had operating roles at Teradyne, the world's largest manufacturer of automatic test equipment.
"Entrepreneurs often don't need our money," he says. "They are running companies that are growing, profitable, and owned by exceptional founders. They take our funds to accelerate their growth, finance an acquisition or diversify their net worth. What they want is a partner who can add value and help expand their business." That added value comes from building teams, developing strategies and organizational structures, and adding world class accounting and other systems. Doug has a reputation for a highly collaborative approach.
His introduction to venture capital came as a consultant to Alcan Aluminum during the late eighties. A native New Englander, Doug has worked and studied in Venezuela, Spain and France. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA from Dartmouth College, and a BE from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering.