Doug Henston is a start-up/early stage C-level general manager that has broad experience in strategy and commercializing emergent platforms. He has done start-ups in various industries including technology, real estate and finance. Most recently Doug was CEO and founder of Solix Biofuels (now Solix Biosystems), a Colorado based company that has developed the production technology to support the development of the algae oil used in the production of high value-added bio-chemicals and biofuels.
Prior to founding Solix, Doug was a Managing Director at Domani LLC, a consultancy with an international clientele headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Henston provided strategic services for corporations regarding adoption of clean technologies and sustainability practices; prior to this he was President of Operations at Affordable Residential Communities and was a member of the senior management team that took the platform public on the NYSE in early 2004.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Doug was a Vice President in Fixed Income at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1994 to 1998. From 1984 to 1992, he was a Navy fighter pilot, where he led numerous missions in highly visible and politically sensitive areas, including evacuation of the American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. He has served on the Boards of the Colorado Bioscience Association, the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association and is currently a Trustee of the Kent Denver School. He holds a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.