Doug Kelsall

Operating Investor

Doug is a founding partner of Harkness Capital and a Board Advisor of Southwest Foodservice Excellence. Mr. Kelsall has more than 30 years of experience in executive management, operations, technology, finance, sales and marketing, including more than 15 years in the education industry.  Doug most recently served as CEO of Education Sales Management, a provider of enrollment management, retention and career placement services to the education market.  Doug previously served as President and COO of, an eLearning software applications and services company. He also held CFO roles at, Tava Technologies, and Evolving Systems.

Mr. Kelsall is a graduate of the University of Colorado and completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

Key Experience

  • CEO: Education Sales Management
  • President and COO: ( NASDAQ)
  • Board Member: Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Orbis Education; Vector Learning; Arizona State University Education Innovation; eduPresent; the University of Colorado at Denver; University of Colorado Foundation
  • Private Equity Boards: Lead Director, Southwest Foodservice Excellence, ORBIS Education, Vector Learning