Don is a serial entrepreneur and visionary leader who has consistently leveraged technology to improve the customer experience and top- and bottom-line results in multi-channel consumer product companies.
He has been involved in the growth and development of several businesses, including American Eagle Outfitters (an expansion from one to 165 stores) as president/CEO; Sundance Catalog Company as executive director; and Bear Creek Corporation as senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Don’s business experience includes retail, restaurant, franchising, catalog, and e-commerce. He has been involved in several business turnarounds, divestitures, and acquisitions, and serves on several boards of directors.
Currently, Don serves as chairman and executive director of BlueTree Allied Angels, a Pittsburgh, PA-based angel investment organization. He is also actively involved in mentoring and coaching regional start-up and early-stage companies.