Doug Smith

Managing Partner

As the Managing Partner at Roo Partners, Doug utilizes his eye for extraordinary talent to build and grow our clients’ organizations in the digital health, healthcare services, consumer & retail technology, life science, and managed health care industries. He leverages considerable functional and industry expertise to execute quickly on key assignments and brings a proven track record, spanning several industry verticals and functional areas. Doug is skilled at managing complexity and change, having built leadership teams for businesses in a state of transition, such as a start-up, high growth or turnaround.

Doug has nearly a decade of experience in healthcare recruitment and consulting. Before joining the Roo team, he was a Principal for a leading healthcare executive search firm, where he built and led a team focused on C-level searches for Private Equity and Venture Capital backed organizations. Prior, he was an Associate Director for a leading healthcare recruitment firm, where he drove results for strategic accounts nationwide. Before that, he spent six years with a global professional services firm, promoted twice to become Director. In that role, he was charged with opening a new healthcare office and providing clinical workforce solutions.

When he is not working, you can find Doug spending time with his partner in crime — his lovable English Golden retriever named Brody. After their mandatory morning walk on weekends, Doug enjoys nothing more than playing an 18-hole round of golf and grilling the perfect steaks with friends.