Douglas Schapero is counselor for VCR Consulting, Inc, a Caribbean pioneer in career transition and executive coaching. He counsels clients starting their own business and in career transition.
Raised in New England with university education from the US, Spain, and Latin America, Douglas has a Masters degree in Linguistics from the University of Puerto Rico and has more than 20-years experience in business development and sales in the Caribbean.
After successfully launching a first-of-its-kind import and distribution company in San Juan and briefly teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, he spent three years in French Canada on a range of commercial and personal projects. He later gave a paper at the Twenty-First Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association.
Delegate to the World Renewable Energy Congress VII, in Cologne, some of his projects have been as business development manager, accounts manager, and market manager for Herman Miller International in the Caribbean.
Douglas is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional. While he currently sits on the board of governors of a Puerto Rico development initiative for two communities that are contiguous to the Yunque rain forest, he is also founder and executive director of the Caribbean-Israel Technology Chamber of Commerce—with a focus on supporting and promoting relationships that drive commercialization of advanced technologies on a Caribbean platform.