Business Impact. Accelerated.

The founders of ExecCatalyst are proven high-tech executives with first-hand experience leading strategy and operations while building top performing teams for Oracle,, Siebel Systems and Business Objects, as well as fast-growth startups.

Doug Breckenridge

Managing Partner

Doug has lived and worked in Europe and Asia for 25 years, founding three startups with global project leadership for clients such as Apple, Motorola, GE, and American Express. His career has spanned across operations and human resources with specialization in Organizational Development (OD).

Doug started his career and formal leadership training as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He received his BA in International Relations from Michigan State University and his MS in International Management and Finance from Boston University.

Doug is a thought leader in Human Resources, Talent Management and OD with numerous media appearances including CNBC. On the global stage he has presented to audiences of 1200+; The Economist on coaching and mentoring and the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) on cross-cultural skills.  Doug is a recipient of multiple OD awards including the Organizational Development Institute award for notable global OD initiative.

Lance Walter

Managing Partner

Lance’s successful high-tech career has been marked by continuous advancement in management of both front and back office business functions.

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Engineering and Computer Science, Lance was recruited into Oracle Technical Services and was quickly promoted into management. Looking to take on new challenges, he landed his first Product Marketing role at Arbor Software and rapidly advanced to Director. Lance took on greater marketing responsibilities at OnLink, which was acquired by Siebel Systems, and subsequently ran marketing and product management for Siebel’s largest product line.

Lance’s most recent executive roles include CMO of disruptive startups in SaaS/ cloud computing and open source at Host Analytics, Aria Systems, and Pentaho; in addition, VP of Product Marketing at Business Objects. Since 2004, Lance has been a mentor for Women Unlimited, a leadership development organization focusing on high-potential women in major corporations.

Ron Yu

Managing Partner

Ron has recruited and developed hundreds of top performers and leaders while holding senior management, VP, and executive roles at, Oracle, Hyperion Solutions, Portal Software, Openwave Systems, and several startups.

After graduating from UCLA with a BS in Math-Computer Science, Ron started his career as a software developer. He made a significant transition to technical services, rapidly rising to Director and Vice President roles. He leveraged his next major transition into Marketing where he quickly rose through the ranks to Vice President.

Ron is a Director with the Alliance of Chief Executives, the premier CEO organization of Silicon Valley, running several monthly CEO groups. He also speaks frequently and blogs on Executive Leadership topics and continues to serve as an executive mentor for Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, a high-tech business network with over 20,000 members worldwide.