Doug Villhard

Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Academic Director for Entrepreneurship

Doug Villhard

Doug Villhard

Doug Villhard is a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and the Academic Director for Entrepreneurship at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. He started out his early career at Disney before becoming a serial entrepreneur starting, selling, buying, advising, and investing in companies.

Area of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Growth


  • MBA 2013, Washington University in St. Louis
  • MS 1995, Boston University
  • BA 1994, Truman State University

Academic/Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Gateway Quantum Electronics, Inc.
  • Board Member, UFab, Inc.
  • Board Member, Honeymoon Chocolates, LLC.
  • Board Member, Adalo, Inc.
  • Board Member, Digital Dental, Inc.
  • Board Member, Villhard Growth Partners, LLC
  • Board Member, Father McGivney Catholic High School
  • Board Member, Second Street, Inc.
  • Board Member, Sports Huddle, Inc. (now


  • Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2023
  • 100 St. Louisans You Should Know -- SBM Magazine, 2020
  • Truman State University's Distinguished Alumni Service Award, 2018
  • Elected into the Alumni Hall of Fame , Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peters, MO, 2017
  • C. William Emory Executive MBA Award, Washington University in St. Louis, 2013
  • Elected into Truman State University Student Hall of Fame, 1994

Personal Interests

Writing (novels), golfing, acting in short films, volunteering, and chasing his four children around along with his wife, Diane.