Doug Hebenthal

My experience and background is in building fully integrated platforms encompassing software, hardware and services.  I have done this work in many  roles culminating as a Chief Technology Officer for two companies.  I have a talent for building new teams from scratch, leading technology strategy, and focusing on the customer first and as a focusing mechanism for strategy.  I love the process of incubating an idea, putting a plan together to execute on the idea, and watching it flourish as it comes to market.  I have had several opportunities in my career to follow and lead this life cycle.  I strongly believe in diversity in teams, enabling diversity in thinking.  I believe constraints lead to better outcomes, and I am a strong  believer that good  ideas come from good collaboration, not individual thought.  Build only what differentiates you, buy or borrow the rest.
In my off time I love to ride motorcycles, go offroading in my Polaris RZR (a side-by-side) and enjoy time with my friends and family.  My favorite quote, almost any line from “Princess Bride”, or “Do Epic Things” (PG Version).
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Areas of Expertise
  • Executive Management
  • Technology Strategy & Leadership
  • Team Building & Optimization
  • Internal Communication Strategy
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems, University of Toledo
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Florence, AZ
More about Doug
Professional Background
  • Knowable, Inc, Chief Technology Officer. C-Suite position to manage all technology for Knowable, instrumental to closing deal selling Knowable ($30M EBITDA company sold for $175M to LexisNexus Legal Services)
  • Axiom, Chief Technology Officer. C-Suite position to manage all technology for Axiom legal services, building an engineering team from the ground up to tackle two distinct product development challenges for the company
  • Change Healthcare, Chief Network Engineering Officer and Senior Vice President Cloud Infrastructure
  • Change Healthcare, Senior Vice President, Network Product Development and Cloud Infrastructure. Engineering leader responsible for all aspects of Change Healthcare’s Networks, including Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Lab. Also lead the team responsible for building the Change Healthcare Cloud Infrastructure for Amazon Web Services
  • Change Healthcare/Emdeon, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Network Engineering. Engineering leader responsible for all aspects of the Change Healthcare Pharmacy Network
  • Amazon, Director of Engineering, Amazon Payments Platform and Payment Applications. Engineering leader responsible for Amazon’s central Payments Platform and Payment Products
  • Microsoft, Partner Executive Producer, Microsoft Studios. Drove a Microsoft Studios wide Services plan originally initiated at 343i to reduce costs, increase productivity and reduce downtime division wide
Past Clients
  • Harbor Foods
Awards & Recognition
  • Inventor on 12 patents (3 are patent pending)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) CIO Advisory Board 2015-2016
  • Chairman of the Board/Executive Director, Cascades Foundation/Northwest Youth Music Association
  • Board of Directors, Forgotten Children's Fund
Fun Fact

I have been North of the Arctic Circle and South of the Antarctic Circle within six months of each other.