Doug Walner

“As a new member of the New Orleans community it’s exciting to see endeavors like Life City take flight. Life City represents a new way of thinking about the relationship between New Orleans’ small businesses and the community at large. It’s this type of business activity and new approach to building a better New Orleans that attracted me here. “

Prior to joining Idea Village as an Executive in Residence, Doug Walner 
served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PSI Services LLC. Under his leadership, PSI fortified its market leadership position in the human capital management and licensing certification markets by developing and introducing cutting-edge technology platforms to provide a comprehensive set of services to its clients. During Doug’s tenure with PSI, the business experienced record revenue and profitability growth. In November of 2006, Walner led the successful sale of the PSI business to a blue-chip Boston-based Private Equity firm.

Before joining PSI, Walner served as Senior Vice President and General 
Manager of As General Manager, he oversaw all operations related to the company’s core business, including sales, marketing, product 
management, customer service, and research & development. As one of the company’s earliest employees, he was personally responsible for developing and managing the company’s strategic alliances and partnerships with industry-leaders such as America Online, Microsoft, Intuit, Hewlett Packard,IBM, and others. Before, Walner held management and senior management positions with several companies in the technology sector, including CyberMedia, Inc., a leading provider of retail software products subsequently purchased by Network Associates, and Ex Machina, Inc., a wireless information solutions company. He has also provided strategic consulting services to industry leading software companies, including Veritas. Walner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Tulane University.