Doug Pace has been considered one of the most innovative minds in management consulting and marketing strategy for over two decades. As COO of Health Performance Specialists he enjoys working directly with the firm’s portfolio of clients. Doug brings a balance of agile management practices found in entrepreneurial organizations with the process and structure of large organizations creating a perfect combination for growth. Doug is a noted speaker on business design, marketing strategy, building innovative cultures, and Design Thinking.
Prior to his work with Health Performance Specialists, Doug was Chief Operating Officer of a top 100 digital agency with offices in Florida, Colorado, and Europe. During his tenure with the firm it was recognized by Ad Age magazine ten years in a row as a top 100 digital agency, six years by INC Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States, by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year, and by Microsoft as the Global Partner of the Year. Doug has been recognized by Consulting Magazine as one of the 75 Most Influential Consultants in the United States.
Doug currently serves on the boards of numerous schools and organizations including the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, BBVA Compass Bank, Lions Eye Institute Foundation, Town of Belleair Infrastructure Committee, University of Florida’s College of Engineering, and the Hillsborough County Film Commission. His past affiliations include the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Tampa Bay Partnership, St. Petersburg Grand Prix, Pinellas County MPO, and Leadership Tampa Bay. Doug graduated from the University of Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, has been recognized with an Executive Fellowship in Innovation from the University of South Florida, and holds a Certificate in Energy Innovation from Stanford University.