Doug Deason is the President of Deason Capital Services, LLC. DCS manages a diversified portfolio of public and private assets including a large portfolio of public equity and debt securities and hedge funds, and private equity and real estate holdings that include direct and fund based holdings in private equity, private debt, oil and gas, real estate and other assets. Prior to joining DCS, Deason was CEO of Precept Builders, Inc., a nationwide commercial builder, from 1993 to 2009 and co-managing partner of Evergreen Realty Partners, a commercial and multifamily development company based in Dallas. He also previously served as CEO of Precept Business Services, a NASDAQ listed services firm. Deason serves on the advisory board of Valesco Industries, a Dallas based private equity fund, the executive board of The School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU), the advisory board of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is chairman of the advisory board of The Institute for Cyber Security at SMU. Over his career, Deason has served on numerous boards including both private and public companies as well as charitable organizations and private schools Deason is an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform in Texas and in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for groundbreaking legislation being passed in support of reform in Texas in 2015. He holds a degree in Data Processing Quantitative Analysis (Computer Science) from the University of Arkansas.