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Mr. Doug S. Brown

Founder and President

Catalyst Fire

HQ Phone: (773) 570-0351

Email: d***@***.com

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Catalyst Fire

1250 S Michigan Ave Suite 1410

Chicago, Illinois 60605

United States

Company Description

Catalyst Fire is the premier custom application developer for professional associations. Our company was formed in 2010 by four former employees of Abila with a combined 46 years of experience working with information technology for professional associati ... more

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Employment History

Professor of Accounting



Carpe Diem Training & Consulting Inc


Montana State University

Lead Auditor

Chevron Corporation

Staff Auditor

Coopers & Lybrand

Project Manager

Avectra is Now Abila


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Inc

The Institute of Internal Auditors , Inc.

Board Member
Deering Community Health Center

Board Member
Montana Rescue Mission Bargain Store

Financial Planning Association

Society for Human Resource Management

AmFinEd Co. , Ltd.



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About Us - Catalyst Fire [cached]

Doug Brown President

Doug brings 20 years of experience in implementing software packages that manage key business processes for organizations in various industries. Having overseen successful full-scale netFORUM implementations for some of Avectra's largest customers, he has an uncanny knack for understanding the business drivers at each professional association and the ability to translate that into the perfect software solution.

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Doug Brown

Doug Brown
Doug (and Al Gore) invented the Internet!
Doug has been developing web-based applications since the late 1990's.
Doug has 7 years of experience as a technical Project Manager within the Avectra company. He has overseen many successful full-scale implementations of the netFORUM product for some of Avectra's largest and most complex customers. He has an uncanny knack for understanding the business drivers at each professional association, translating that into appropriate software solutions and communicating clearly with technical staff to get it implemented.
Prior to his employment at Avectra, Doug was a Principal at a custom software development company that serviced the association industry. He oversaw complex full-lifecycle development of web-based applications that supported critical business processes at these associations.

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Presenter: Doug Brown, Catalyst Fire

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Doug Brown, Carpe Diem Training & Consulting, Inc.'s president and principal trainer, has more than 30 years of progressive experience in public and private accounting, auditing, corporate training, and university instruction An MBA and CPA, has completed domestic and international audit work for major corporations and a "Big 4 accounting firm.

Today, in addition to managing Carpe Diem Training & Consulting, Inc., Mr. Brown is a Professor of Accounting at Montana State University-Billings. As an instructor and communicator, Mr. Brown's goal is to bring to both new and long-time financial professionals the latest in tools and information for superior service. He developed Contract Auditing: Where to Look for Risks and Recoveries as a result of experience in contract auditing where thousands of dollars in contract cost savings were recovered for prior employers. His vision is to share this learned expertise with others.
Doug Brown
Doug Brown, President, Carpe Diem Training & Consulting
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Doug S. Brown, CPA Doug S. Brown, CPA is Professor of Accounting at Montana State University Billings, where he teaches courses on financial accounting, auditing, business law, and management. Previously, Mr. Brown was Lead Auditor for Chevron Corporation where his responsibilities included audits of Chevron USA's oil and gas accounting functions and providing audit expertise for large disputed construction contracts between Chevron and major vendors. During his 20-year career, Mr. Brown has held Senior Auditor positions at Crown Zellerback Corporation and Fluor Corporation, and worked as a staff auditor for Coopers & Lybrand. A member of the AICPA and the IIA, Mr. Brown has published numerous articles in The Internal Auditor and Internal Auditing. He is also the Lead Instructor for the Montana Society of CPA's Ethics Continuing Professional Education Program and the Montana State University - Billings CPA Review Program.

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