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Doug Smith Bio Partner Roo Capital

Doug Smith


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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.

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