Doug Kingsley co-founded Guidepost Growth Equity in 2007 and is a Managing Partner. With nearly three decades of growth equity investment experience, he has served on more than thirty boards of private and public technology companies.
Doug spent 15 years at Advent International, most recently as a Managing Director and Co-Head of US Investments, where he helped grow the firm from $300 million to $10 billion of assets under management. Doug also had operating roles at Teradyne, the world’s largest manufacturer of automatic test equipment.
Doug’s introduction to private equity came as a consultant to Alcan Aluminum’s venture capital arm during the late eighties. A native New Englander, Doug has worked and studied in Venezuela, Spain and France. He holds an M.B.A., with Distinction, from Harvard Business School, a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Doug is a trustee of Providence College.
Doug has four grown sons who combined are 26 feet tall.