Doug Kaplan President & Managing Director


After working with CSP for 20 years as a client and candidate, Doug joined the team in 2022. His entire career has been focused on building and driving transformational growth for enterprises in transition. Doug is an experienced subject matter expert in B2B services, edutech, traditional and next generational skilled trades transformation, publishing, marketing and as a leader delivering accelerated growth.

Doug joins CSP as a best of breed leader for SaaS / PaaS / IaaS solutions in the Industry 4.0 / IoT industries, compliance, professional training & certification and creative & digital staffing segments. His previous experience includes leadership roles at LexisNexis, Ascend learning, Aquent and, most recently, a PE Sponsored asset, CEOWarrior, for the skilled trades industry. Doug is an accomplished internationalist having lived and worked across Asia and the USA.  His cultural awareness and abilities for leading diverse international teams is evidenced by his language skills in Japanese (bilingual) and several European languages (conversational).

Doug is a proven turnaround leader for transformation and growth of PE sponsored businesses as well as a growth leader for APAC for publically traded companies. He founded, funded and successfully exited two VC backed companies. Doug earned his B.A. in Economics & Asian Studies from University of California, Berkely. He is a nationally licensed and locally practicing EMT Firefighter in RI & MA.