Our Mentors

Doug Free

Doug Free manages Clearwell Group, a family office advisory business based in Tampa, Florida. Clearwell facilitates strong family cultures through investment management, estate planning, philanthropic advisory and family business management.  Prior to starting Clearwell, Doug was Senior Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee Member for LCM Global, a hedge fund-of-funds in Tampa. Doug’s investment background includes running a hedge fund investment due diligence team at Merrill Lynch in New York and as Director in the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group. In 2006, Doug joined Geneva Global, a philanthropic advisor in Pennsylvania. As Director of Sector Research, he ran a team of analysts focused on global economic development, philanthropic performance measurement and microfinance lending. Doug’s educational background includes a double-major in Economics and History from Eckerd College and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Doug serves on the Board of the University of Florida Investment Company and on the Board of The Gathering, a philanthropy network.  Doug has been married for 23 years and has four kids. He is also a drummer and enjoys water sports.