Doug Sinclair, an electrical engineer by training, spent the first five years of his career working throughout West and North Africa for Schlumberger. After gaining his MBA in 1983, he spent several years pursuing project and corporate finance in a number of London-based banks, finally leaving the "dark side" to become a CFO in 1990.
Since then, he has worked in the role of CFO to further eleven companies, ultimately taking four of them public and successfully selling five. The other three he prefers not to discuss. After a two year stint in Abilene, TX, he relocated to the Bay Area in 1995 where, in addition to having been CFO at ten companies, he briefly and reluctantly served as CEO at two of them. His most recent CFO roles were at EcoFactor (still independent), IPWireless (sold to General Dynamics), Newfield Wireless (sold to Danaher), ZING Systems (sold to Dell) and Stentor (sold to Philips). In early 2015, in conjunction with Wei Yuan, Pacific Arc Investments was born.