Senior Director of Product Management, DeVry University

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Doug Ackley

Senior Director of Product Management, DeVry University


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Doug Ackley is responsible for managing the comprehensive development and delivery strategy for select DeVry University programs, platforms, and services from ideation to implementation. Ackley leads product initiatives to help to close our society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change.

Ackley previously held product leadership roles at both Gartner and CEB, where he developed and managed product strategies to help enter into new markets, identify new customer segments, expand product offerings, and improve competitive positioning. Prior to that, Ackley worked in consulting helping commercial and government organizations through transformation efforts to achieve sustainable growth, customer intimacy, business continuity and operational effectiveness. He started his career as a Global Product Manager with a diversified industrial corporation.

Ackley holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a volunteer Business Mentor, helping entrepreneurs and business leaders in Maryland start their businesses.