Stefan  Doering

904 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215  Direct: 646.485.7688 Ÿ Cell: 917.544.1680  

Innovator, Educator, Coach, Technologist, and Sustainability Leader

True innovator with deep roots in training, educating, coaching and integrating technology with sustainable solutions since 1987, implementing: 1) powerful business models, 2) marketing / CMS and branding strategies, and 3) consistently profitable businesses.

Key Skills

                  Soft:                                                                                   Hard:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Founder
  • Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Coach / Educator
  • Marketing / CMS
  • Project Management


State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook                                                  2015 – Present

Adjunct Professor                                                                                                                          Online

College of Business

Teaching marquee three credit course to undergraduates, fully online. 

  • Innovated curriculum in 13 modules, over 13 weeks of training.
  • Educator for 350+ students in 10 programs: trained in launching businesses
  • Developed technology-based 100% online course
  • Deliver from the “idea” to “pitch ready” stage with their business concept
  • Course integrates innovation, sustainability and communication

Shift Group, Inc.                                                                                                       2012 – Present

Founder/Managing Director/Head Educator                                                               Brooklyn, New York

Startup edTech company, with focus on business-to-business clients.  Teaching participants how to launch businesses, sustainably, going from idea to pitch-ready stages, mostly online.  Course is gamified.

  • Manage worldwide marketing / CMS of program
  • Built technology via gamification: sustainability in business
  • Created 13 modules for 13 weeks of training
  • Developed 14 online videos + three templates

Levin Institute                                                                                                                   2009 – 2017

Facilitator                                                                                                                 New York, New York

SUNY Global Center

Taught as a certified facilitator by Kauffman, the world’s largest entrepreneur educator company.  In one of most popular programs for New York City Business Solutions, the courses trained local entrepreneurs to create and grow their businesses.

  • Delivered 1,600+ classroom hours
  • Graduated 2,500+ participants using teamwork
  • Led FastTrac New Venture—taught a seven full-day program helping new entrepreneurs with their concept
  • Led FastTrac Growth Venture—taught an eight half-day program for existing entrepreneurs
  • Led FastTrac Tech Ventures­—taught a seven full-day program helping technology startups with their concepts

BEST Coaches, Inc.                                                                                                    2001 – Present

Founder/Head Business Coach                                                                                 Brooklyn, New York

Develop rapid growth strategies to businesses and senior executives in small-to-medium sized companies.  Focus on turnaround situations and new vertical market integrations.

  • Growing sales 20-200% per client
  • Trained 4,000 people in 13 countries (so far)
  • Raised $13 million (so far)
  • Build leadership, teamwork and problem solving
  • Implement financial modeling and achieve innovative goals

Columbia University                                                                                                        2005 – 2010

Instructor                                                                                                                  New York, New York

Center for Environmental Research and Conservation

Educating students to launch sustainable/environmental businesses.  Education courses included:

  • Environmental Entrepreneurism— designed and taught what does environmentalism mean to the student and then innovated a business.
  • Environmental Intrapreneurism— designed and taught what their definition of sustainability is, communicated the stage the corporation is in, and built a business from their leadership-related sustainable product or service.

VentureMate, Inc.                                                                                                           1999 – 2001

Founder, President/CEO                                                                                          New York, New York

Integrated technology, combining exceptional international market knowledge with practiced business experience for a startup global platform for improving efficiency and liquidity in the private equity marketplace.  This platform supported a network of private investors and entrepreneurs in the value creation process.

  • Raised $1 million in startup capital
  • Built seven major strategic allies and partnerships
  • Built a powerful teamwork system of senior management and board members
  • Implemented financial modeling for the business
  • Oversaw design and development of complex Internet web site

Earth General, Inc.                                                                                                       1991 – 1998

Founder, President/CEO                                                                                         Brooklyn, New York

Fueled expansion of special product offerings for sustainability general stores.  Stocked and sold 3,500+ products in 16 departments, ranging from organic cotton clothing to all-natural body care products, all-natural bedding and pet supplies. 

  • Raised over $750,000
  • Drove revenues to over $1,000,000
  • Integrated new financial modeling strategies
  • Championed promotional / community activities
  • Managed staff of 15 employees
  • Implemented new technology
  • Negotiated leases
  • Oversaw innovative build-out and store designs 
  • Implemented powerful marketing strategies

Additional Experience

  • CitiCorp, Inc.                                           IS Manager                                   New York, New York
  • Metallgesellschaft, Inc.                             Senior Systems Analyst                New York, New York
  • Information Builders, Inc.                         Project Leader, PC Group             New York, New York

Accomplishments and Distinctions

  • New York Business Plan Competition           Co-Host for NYC Region             Student Business Plan Contest
  • Gowanus—Community Advisory Group        Member                                      Superfund Cleanup
  • Soaring Geese                                              Co-Founder & Director                Peer Coaching Group
  • Hub of the Hood                                           Founder & Director                      Sustainable Community
  • One Earth                                                     Director                                       Environmental Education
  • New York Council for Sustainable Industries Founding Member                       Environmental Businesses
  • Brooklyn Center for Urban Environment        Board Member                            Urban Parks

Education and Professional Licenses

  • Pace University                                         MBA, Information Systems                       New York, New York
  • James Madison University                        BBA, Management Information Systems  Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Landmark Education                                Business Coach, Leadership, Education, New York, New York
  • Kauffman Foundation                               Educator– Entrepreneurship                     New York, New York

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