Richard B. Doss
Richard B. Doss brings to his subject a broad range of management and academic experience. In 48 years in business, he has held such positions as Director of Research, Assistant to the CEO, Vice President, Chairman of the Board of Regents of a major university system, and President. He then became CEO of his own Houston firm, Human Side Corporation.
For the past 31 years, Doss has been consulting with a variety of industries and organizations addressing a wide range of complex individual, team, and management issues. He has worked with such clients as American National Insurance Company, Federal Express, Grupo Vitro,Olan Mills, Texas Commerce Bank, Transamerica, Tupperware, and United Air Lines as well as numerous family and closely-held companies. His concepts and techniques have been thoroughly tested and proven in real world situations and now appear in his first book, Theory P: A Forrnula for Improving Individual and Corporate Performance.
Richard B. Doss served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II as a high speed communications specialist in Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan. Educated principally in the field of History, Doss received a B.A. from The University of the South. and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
Doss' doctoral dissertation dealt with American monetary policy leading to the formation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Subsequently, his interest in business increased. Doss entered the fmancial services industry as Director of Research for the Old Republic Companies. In this position, Doss managed projects dealing with information systems, organization development, management and sales recruiting and training, and corporate planning.
In 1959, Doss joined a multi-billion dollar financial holding company, now known as CNA Financial. He handled acquisition and merger activities, organization development and strategic planning. After three years, Doss became Vice President in charge of the company's fastest growing operating division, which he built to national leadership.
In 1968, Doss succeeded now-U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen as President of Lincoln Liberty Life. He started the general management consulting firm of Doss & Associates in 197 1. This firm was recapitalized as Human Side Corporation in 1985, and Doss presently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Doss has served as President of the 1 12 Suburban Community Chests of Chicago, Director of the Chicago United Way, Vestryman of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Chairman of the Board of Regents of Ile University of the South, and member of many civic and charitable Boards. He also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of two financial companies, an investment counselling firm, a high-tech manufacturing firm, and a software development company.