Doug J. Galen


Doug J. Galen

Lecturer in Management


Doug Galen is the cofounder and CEO of RippleWorks, which is a private foundation that accelerates the growth of ventures whose product or service improves lives. We help fast-growth ventures succeed by working with the CEOs to create high-impact projects focused on a venture’s scaling challenge. We bring in experts who have tackled that scaling challenge (who are volunteers from places like Facebook, Airbnb, or Google) who are motivated to help because they want to contribute their skills to a company doing good in the world. RippleWorks operates through East Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the United States.

In addition to RippleWorks, Doug teaches Startup Garage at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Doug sits on the non-profit boards of Heifer International and Positive Coaching Alliance as well as advises early stage companies.

Prior to RippleWorks, Doug served as chief revenue officer at Shopkick, a mobile app startup backed by Kleiner Perkins and Greylock; SVP of business and corporate development at Shutterfly where he helped grow revenue from $50 million to $500 million and a successful IPO; VP and GM of new ventures for eBay where he helped create eight new business units with revenues of $500 million; and was employee #3 and vice president of sales and business development for E-LOAN which had a successful IPO.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
  • BS, University of California, Berkeley,1984

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2014–present

Professional Experience

  • Co-Founder & CEO, RippleWorks, 2015–present
  • Board of Directors, Heifer International, 2015–present
  • Board of Directors, Positive Coaching Alliance, 2004–present
  • Board of Advisors, Ripple Labs, 2013–present
  • Board of Advisors, Voxeet, 2013–present
  • Board of Directors, Japser Ridge Farm, 2012–2016
  • Board of Advisors, Abe's Market, 2009–2015
  • Chief Revenue Officer, Shopkick, 2011–2013
  • Senior Vice President BD and M&A, Shutterfly, 2005–2011
  • Board of Advisors, Glam, 2006–2011
  • Board Member, HomeGain, 2002–2006
  • President, Fourth Fleet Financial, 2004–2005
  • Vice President/GM New Ventures, eBay, 2001–2004
  • Board Member, Zip Realty, 2001–2003
  • Vice President BD and M&A, E-LOAN, 1997–2001