Douglas grew up in central North Carolina and attended college at NC State University where he earned a BS in Economics and a minor in Computer Science, as well as, a commission in the U.S. Navy as an Intelligence Officer. Douglas has a long-term passion for aviation, earning his private pilot’s license while serving in the Navy. After spending several years in the Navy including leading the USS Roosevelt Battlegroup Bomb Damage Assessment Team during Operation Deliberate Force off Bosnia Herzegovina, Douglas earned an MBA with concentrations in General Management and Operations from the College of William and Mary. Thereafter, he worked in the defense industry for 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility to include being the Director of Vehicle and Airborne Systems at L3 Technologies KEO and the General Manager of both L3 Technologies Sonoma EO and L3 Technologies EO/IR, Inc. Douglas started flying full time in 2017 including for 2 years at flyExclusive as an IOE Captain on the Citation CJ3. He is excited to take on the role of Sr. VP of Operations to combine his business experience and love of aviation to help flyExclusive continue to grow into a world class company.