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CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  SEPTEMBER 2012
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Catchin’ Up With … Doug Church

Doug Church
Doug Church

During my tenure as a finance major at SU, I started a technology consulting firm that specialized in providing IT support services for small businesses in the Salisbury area. Upon graduation, I focused on building this business and adding to our service portfolio through both organic growth and a series of mergers and acquisitions. Today, we maintain our headquarters in Salisbury and have opened an office that services the DC metro area in Rockville, MD. Our services include 24x7 outsourced helpdesk, network engineering and strategic technology consulting. Between the two offices, we employ over 30 people.

While I am fascinated by the business benefits that technology brings, I don’t necessarily deal with IT on a daily basis. In my present role within the firm, I act as the head of finance, where I oversee the financial dealing of the company, and head of strategic growth, where I focus on identifying targets for acquisition. Both of these areas of focus provide me with a great deal of challenge and satisfaction.

I’m currently enrolled in the Weekend Executive M.B.A. Program at Duke University. This program follows the traditional two-year M.B.A. academic schedule, but it meets only on Fridays and Saturdays so that participants can maintain full-time careers. Thus far, the experiences I have garnered and the people I have met have really helped me identify how to better apply advanced business concepts in my organization.

On a personal note, I spilt my time between my home in downtown DC and my home in West Ocean City. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to live in two very different communities and take advantage of the benefits of both. I enjoy the energy of the city life, but I am still loyal to my Eastern Shore roots.

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