Doug Howard

Doug Howard


Doug Howard

Northern Virginia

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Security, Business Continuity and Governance

Visual Collaboration Strategy Creation and Execution

M&A and Business Integration

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Doug Howard brings over 25 years of experience in business development, M&A, operations, engineering, marketing, sales and executive leadership to his chief executive role at Savanture. Doug’s industry background includes senior leadership positions across a number of high-profile global companies in the Internet security and telecommunications sectors.

Doug founded Savanture to provide enterprises with Information Assurance and Security consultancy services to address the many needs associated with Governance, Regulation, and Compliance requirements. Savanture’s clients range from Global 500 to Technology Vendors, as well as small businesses.

Prior to founding Savanture, Doug served as CEO of VBrick Systems. Doug oversaw all aspects of the business and under his leadership, VBrick made a significant transformation resulting in better market perception, market expansion into Enterprise marketplace, and a shift into software and services.

Prior to VBrick, Doug was President of USA.NET, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perimeter where he also held the Chief Strategy Officer position. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer of BT Counterpane, where he led a global team responsible for the development, implementation, operations and marketing of BT Counterpane’s product and service lines. Prior to BT Counterpane, he served as Vice President of Security and Business Continuity at AT&T Corp., where he developed and launched new services for each of the company’s business lines of service.

Doug started his career in the US Air Force working under the direct command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. After the military, he moved into the private sector and held executive positions at Sprint, FLAG Telecom, Telenet and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). He founded Technology Research International, Inc. in 1989, which was purchased by NBC Broadcasting in 1991.

Awards and Accomplishments:
Father of three and husband to Dianne
Author of Security 2020, Wiley 2010

Subject matter expert for numerous publications and author of multiple articles

Multiple industry, analyst and Charity/Civil Awards