R. DOUGLAS FIRESTONE is a serial entrepreneur and higher education executive with strong management, operations, and marketing success. Currently Chief of Staff at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Doug began his professional career as Finance Director of the PA and OH Republican Parties in 1989 after college graduation. In 1995 he became the National Sales and Account Manager for Iron Mountain where he received the President’s Award for his outstanding achievements. In 1999 Doug brought his corporate vision to life when he founded StaffMasters USA and later Arcus, LLC and Arcus Nearshore Solutions, IT recruitment and consulting entities in Harrisburg, PA and Costa Rica. As CEO of Arcus, his clear sense of purpose and skills of operational excellence and his ability to execute multi-faceted global business development campaigns within culturally diverse environments, built Arcus into a high performance company. Since 2012, Doug has consulted with small entrepreneurially run companies to help their success. Doug served as Vice President of Advancement/Senior Advisor to the President at Harrisburg University before being named Chief of Staff. Doug, passionate about higher education in today’s business world, has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Florida Southern College (1989) and today serves on the FSC National Alumni Board of Directors. He resides in Hershey, PA with his son, Adam and daughter, Colby.
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