Henry Doss

Chief Strategy Officer, T2 Venture Creation

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Henry H. Doss has over thirty years of business experience in banking and venture capital, as well as life-long work in non-profits as a volunteer. His primary business background is in the financial services area, with a concentration in sales leadership, sales automation, data mining, TQM and consumer research. He currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer with T2 Venture Creation, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Henry’s work is primarily in the area of innovation ecosystem consulting, the merger of theory and practice in innovation culture work and the study of innovation leadership. In particular he focuses on the correlations between culture and performance in organizations and has an abiding interest in how individuals grow and learn.

As a volunteer, Henry currently serves as the Executive in Residence for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC – Charlotte. In this role he coaches and mentor students, contributes to curriculum improvements, works to expand the global reach of International Studies, and supports faculty in special projects. He has also served his community in other roles: UNC – Charlotte: Dean’s Advisory Council and Past President, Alumni Board of Governors; Habitat for Humanity; Hospice; Olivet College (Trustee); The Charlotte, NC, Chamber of Commerce; The United Negro College Fund; Project Head Start; Board Chair, The National Committee for the New River; Board Member, AdvantageWest (The Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission).

Henry writes extensively on innovation, the impact of humanities studies on personal growth, and innovation leadership. He is a contributor to Forbes, and his blog can be read at: http://blogs.forbes.com/henrydoss/. His book, The Rainforest Scorecard (http://amzn.to./1CNuUj3) provides a tool to measure the innovation potential in organizations.

In his spare time, he is a musician/singer-songwriter.