Douglas Holladay

J. Douglas Holladay is the founder of PathNorth, one of several not-for-profit efforts which help business owners and CEOs to define success more broadly, and he is dedicated to the non-profit ABC² (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure), which is working to find a cure for brain cancer. Additionally, he holds the Heinz Christian Prechter Executive in Residence position at Georgetown University teaching MBA students.Co-founder of several equity companies, Mr. Holladay was formerly a senior officer with the international investment banking firm Goldman, Sachs, where he served as founding President of One to One Mentoring Partnership (Points of Light), an initiative of the New York financial community to bring imaginative solutions to some of our most pressing urban youth challenges, now known across the country as Mentor.Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs, Mr. Holladay held senior positions in both the White House and Department of State. After working under White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, Mr. Holladay was appointed by the President to the personal rank of Special Ambassador, charged to coordinate major aspects of the U.S. public response to the challenges posed by South Africa prior to the dramatic release of Nelson Mandela.Mr. Holladay has advised several Presidents and numerous corporate leaders, and has explained and debated public policy issues on national television. He has contributed to several books on a broad range of issues, foreign policy, culture, theology, and 19th century history, and has placed articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today. He has delivered public speeches to leadership gatherings in more than 40 states and 10 nations.Service has characterized Mr. Holladay's career path allowing him to promote change and understanding in settings as diverse as East and South Africa, the White House, and on Wall Street. Noted author, Gail Sheehy, in her best seller, Pathfinders, described Holladay as an influential layman who "excelled in all that he touched."Mr. Holladay has served on numerous Boards, Councils, and Presidential Commissions, including the Presidential Commission on Drug Prevention, Presidential Commission on Small Business, the Board of Morehouse College, United Way International, Harvard University Divinity for the Study of Values in Public Life, the University of North Carolina School of Public Health Advisory Board, and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. Mr. Holladay’s pro-bono work includes serving as Executive Producer of a PBS film documentary, The Question of God, contrasting the world views of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis.Mr. Holladay holds degrees from the University of North Carolina, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Oxford University in England, as well as two honorary doctorates from Morehouse College and Nyack College. He serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.