Doug Squasoni is the founder of TCQB LLC (d/b/a The Crisis Quarterback), which counsels and advises companies on how to prepare for, manage through, and recover from difficult operational situations arising in the game of business. Doug is returning to Columbia to teach the Turnaround Management class, which he studied as a student of John O. Whitney, who was the creator of the course at the Business School.
Doug serves his clients by bringing over thirty years of diverse business, financial, and legal experience to each engagement. One constant across the different phases of his career has been Doug’s willingness and ability to step into leadership roles in difficult and complex corporate distressed environments. Doug has advised or led troubled companies in several different capacities, including serving as Chief Restructuring Officer, sole offshore director, General Counsel, outside legal counsel, and investment banker.
Throughout his professional life, whether as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP or as a senior executive at several large financial institutions (including BNY Mellon), Doug has demonstrated a proven adeptness at balancing competing priorities and successfully resolving urgent and crisis situations arising in the corporate environment by using a practical, results-focused approach based on developing an understanding of the interests and motivations of key constituents, managing their expectations through clear communications, and building consensus by inspiring others to focus their efforts on driving the process to deliver results.
Doug received his BA in Economics from Boston College, his MBA from Columbia Business School, and his JD from Fordham University’s School of Law.