Liberty’s advisory board is comprised of international business leaders and entrepreneurs, each of whom bring a unique perspective to the operations of the company.
Mr. Paoni was a faculty member of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management from 1996 to 2013. Professor Paoni taught graduate classes in Kellogg's Full Time Program, Part Time Program, Executive MBA Program and the International Executive MBA Program. He also managed the Kellogg Technology Speaker Series and co-author of two books entitled “Kellogg on Technology” and “TechVenture”. He is a former Partner and Vice Chairman of Diamond Technology and Management Consultants, Inc. (now part of PwC), and also served as the President of two wholly-owned U.S. subsidiaries of Ricardo Consulting, a U.K.-based international engineering consulting firm focused on computer based automotive powertrain design.
Before 1996, Mr. Paoni spent 28 years in the information technology industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of Eolas Inc. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of Cross Access and as an a member of the executive leadership team of several privately owned software development companies. Professor Paoni served as a Strategic Advisor to the US Navy for the CVX nuclear carrier project, and he was appointed as Technology Advisor to Freddie Mac; in addition he was Chairman of the Advisory Board Elite Labor Services.
Mr. Paoni has served on the Board of Directors of the following publicly traded companies: US Freightways (NASDAQ: USFC), a $2.5B transportation and logistics corporation; CompuCom (NASDAQ: CMPC), a $2.9B technology hardware and services company and Telkonet (NASDAQ: TKOI), a venture capital-funded energy management company.
Doug spent the first 20 years of his career with Ernst and Young, the last 9 as a partner in the Chicago office. Doug has extensive experience with both public and private companies. He has IPO experience as CFO/COO of Platinum Entertainment Inc., a NASDAQ listed music company he helped take public in 1996. He has significant turn-around experience having been the CFO of several public and private companies, including ANC Rental Corporation the former $2.5 billion parent of Alamo and National Car Rental Companies. He also served as the CFO of EaglePicher, a $900 million diversified manufacturing company, and as CFO of Remy International, a $1.3 Billion automotive supplier during their respective restructurings. Doug has significant M&A, fund raising and SEC reporting and compliance experience.
Doug is currently CFO and COO of King-Devick Test, in Association with Mayo Clinic, a concussion sideline test which is also effective in reading remediation and other quality of life applications. He is also a director and head of the audit committees of Sirva, Inc., the parent of Allied and NorthAmerican Van Lines and R. J. O’Brien and Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the US. Doug also serves as President of Freeport Securities Company, a family owned oil and gas company and is a co-owner of Englewood Construction Company, a national retail builder.