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Doug Binning

Advisor Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area, US

Managing Partner, 21-Group and President, Upstart Solutions, Inc..

Managing Partner, 21-Group and President, Upstart Solutions, Inc..

3 vouches

Involved In


Mayo Clinic
SmartBase Technologies
InfuSystem Holdings
MGC Diagnostics
Kips Bay Medical
Digital River Inc
Clear Peak
Dakota Plains Holdings
Compaction Technologies


Managing Partner 21-Group January 2006 - present
President Upstart Solutions, Inc. September 1997 - present
HR Director Accenture September 1996 - September 1998
Recruiting Cray Research July 1995 - September 1996
HR Director Office Depot July 1994 - July 1996
HR Apple March 1989 - July 1994


Wheaton College Economics 1981 - 1985
Richview 1977 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Records
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I work with Boards and Executive teams to create compensation programs that reflect the unique needs of that organization taking into consideration their stage of growth, industry, team and trajectory.

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Paul Bieganski
We worked together  •  Founder & CTO, Packet Power and Founding Managing Director, Big Picture Partners.
Great networker
Ronald Amodeo
We worked together  •  Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, Regional Health. Previously Director, Office of Business Development, Mayo Clinic.
Doug is both an entrepreneur and advisor to many organizations. He done three startups that I know of, and has worked alongside multiple org ... anizations, large and small, advising on executive search, compensation and management styructure. He also has one of the most thoughtful personalities I've ever envountered.
Aric Bandy
We worked together  •  President, Agosto. Previously Google Enterprise Advisory Board Chairman, Google.
Doug is a great help in finding, recruiting and compensating key executives / management.