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Doug Shore

Douglas Shore

Co-Founder & Partner at RetaiLeap

Bio

I have been involved in business-to-business media since 1970. I was co-founder, chairman and co-CEO of Shore-Varrone, Inc., an Atlanta-based producer of business-to-business publications, trade shows, conferences, and information services. The company was started in 1982 with one publication and one trade show, and grew through start-ups and acquisitions to eleven magazine titles, seven trade shows, and a variety of conferences and online businesses. Since selling the company to VNU (now Nielsen) in 1998, I have been involved in a variety of media investment and consulting activities.

More recently, my wife Robin and I have supported scholarships and programs in Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at my alma mater, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kennesaw State University Foundation, Kennesaw, GA, of the advisory board of the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, and of the Robin & Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center at Kennesaw State’s Coles College. I also serve on the Advisory Council of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, Ithaca, NY.

I have served on the board of directors of Springs Publishing, Atlanta, GA, and have also served as a member of the advisory boards of Douglas Publications, Inc., Richmond, VA, and Hoyt Publishing Co., Skokie, IL.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, business media management, growth strategies, media start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, editorial development, b-to-b media and marketing.

Experience

  • Co-Founder and Senior Partner – RetaiLeap
  • Member – Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council
  • Advisory Board Member – Robin & Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center at Kennesaw State University
  • Board of Trustees Member – Kennesaw State University Foundation
  • Member, Advisory Board – Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
  • Board of Trustees Member – Kennesaw State University Foundation
  • Member, Advisory Board – Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University
  • Member, Advisory Board – Reporter Newspapers, Inc.
  • Member, Advisory Board – Hoyt Publishing
  • Member, Advisory Board – Douglas Publications
  • CEO – Shore-Varrone, Inc.
  • CEO – Shore Communications, Inc.
  • VP, editorial director, publisher – Communication Channels, Inc.

Education

  • Cornell University – BA, Chemistry
  • Harvard University  – Master of Arts (MA), Organic Chemistry

 

Skills

  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Magazines
  • Publications
  • Editorial
  • Management
  • Social Media
  • Start-ups
  • Newspapers
  • Trade Shows
  • B2B
  • Advertising
  • Blogging
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Growth Strategies

Company Name & Logo

RetaiLeap