Having founded the firm in 1999, Doug has worked in one single industry his entire adult life – the insurance and healthcare profession.
Upon graduating from Appalachian State University in 1992 with a double major in HealthCare Management and Risk Management, Doug immediately began his career by helping to start 3 different health insurance companies, serving as Lead Underwriter the entire way.
Having mastered the technical and financial side of the insurance business, Doug later became Large Group Sales Manager for a national HMO. Then some unique opportunities were presented to Doug to first create a new HMO joint venture between Duke Medical Center and NY Life Insurance Company called Wellpath, where he formulated and directed the Small Group Sales team. That’s when Carolinas Healthcare System based in Charlotte tapped Doug as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for The Wellness Plan, their commercial Medicaid, TPA, and Managed Care provider.
Now, after a decade of building for others, in 1999 it was time for Doug to build something for himself – EBA. As founder, Doug has grown EBA into one of the leading independent insurance consulting and advisory services in the southeast.
Doug’s passions are his family (wife, Sandra, daughter Samantha – a USC Grad – daughter, Sara, and son Charlie) along with his love for working out and racing in triathlons (yes, the big ones – THE IRONMAN!).