Dr. Doug Usifer, Managing Director, joined Headwaters from Atlas Advisors where he focused on the firm’s Industrials practice. He has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and industrial sectors including chemicals, plastics, waste and scrap metal.
Prior to Atlas, Doug worked at National Starch as Business Director, Food Emulsions and Encapsulation, where he was General Manager of a $40MM global specialty food ingredients business. He also worked on M&A transactions including National Starch's acquisition of Penford's resistant starch business.
Prior to National Starch, Doug worked at Engelhard Corporation in several capacities, including Business Development Manager, Corporate New Ventures; Marketing Manager, Special Effect Pigments; Manager, Technology and Market Development, Performance Additives/Specialty Minerals. While at Engelhard, he worked on M&A transactions including the acquisition of Mearl Corp, a US producer of pearlescent pigments and iridescent films. He previously worked at Cambrex Corporation (pharmaceutical fine chemicals) and Hoechst Celanese (electronic products and plastics).
Doug holds an executive MBA in Finance from Rutgers University, Ph.D. and MS degrees in Organic Chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BA in Chemistry from Saint Michael's College.