Doug Deason

President of Deason Capital Services, LLC


Doug Deason is president of The Deason Foundation and president of Deason Capital Services (DCS), the Deason family office, which has an assets under management (AUM) of approximately $1.5 billion. DCS manages a diversified portfolio of public and private assets, including a large portfolio of public equity and debt securities, hedge funds, private equity that includes direct and fund-based holdings, private debt, oil and gas, real estate, and other assets.

Prior to joining DCS, Doug 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 (sold). He currently serves on the board of directors of Great American Media (Chairman); Ryan, LLC; Adams Extract & Spice, LLC; and Park Cities Financial Group (parent of Dallas Capital Bank). In addition, Doug serves on the Executive Board of The Bobby Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU), the boards of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Lone Star Justice Alliance, the Advisory Board of MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is Chairman of the Advisory Boards of The Institute for Cyber Security and the Deason Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the Dedman School of Law, both at SMU. He served as Finance Chair of the Dallas County Republican Party for four years and on the Executive Committee and as Membership Chair for the West Texas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization. Doug is an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform in Texas, Washington, D.C., and several other states. Doug holds a degree in data processing quantitative analysis (computer science) from the University of Arkansas, earned in 1984.