Doug Kahn is the Managing Partner of Mistdoda Capital, LLC an investment firm. Prior to Mistdoda Capital, Doug was the Chief Executive Officer of Croscill, Inc.
Croscill Home was a leading manufacturer of home textiles for the bed, bath, and window. The Company’s products were sold through better department and specialty stores including Dillard’s, Macy’s, Belk, and Bed Bath and Beyond. In a ten year period, over $5 billion of home products were sold under the Croscill brand at retail, making it one of the strongest brand names in the industry. As Chief Operating Officer and President of its Royal Home Fashions division in North Carolina, Doug led the implementation of lean flow production and innovative compensation plans that resulted in the doubling of productivity in manufacturing and distribution. As a result, Croscill was among the last manufacturers to produce comforters in the United States. The company was sold in 2008.
Prior to Croscill, Doug was a Senior Vice President in Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette’s Merchant Banking and Investment Banking Groups. He was a member of the team that started DLJ’s principal investing business including the acquisition of the retailing businesses of Household International, Musicland Stores and Republic Health Corp. He executed a wide variety of investment banking capital raising (both public and private) financial advisory, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions transactions in a range of industries.
Doug is on the Board of Directors of Jacob Ash Holdings and Rite Screen Corp., which are in the men’s and women’s accessories and window and patio door screen businesses respectively. He previously served on the Boards of two public companies, Casual Male Corp. and Morse Shoe, Inc.
He was on the Board of Directors of the Raleigh-Cary Jewish Federation and served as President of the Raleigh Jewish Community Center. Doug is currently on the Board of the Foundation for Hope.
Doug holds a BA from Cornell University and has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Stefanie Kahn and is the proud father of two Duke alums, Lauren AB'11 and Michael AB'13, and one soon to be freshman, Daniel.