The name Doug Bugie is synonymous with recruitment franchising. Over the past 30 years he has introduced over 700 businessmen and businesswomen in 40+ countries to the world of recruitment franchising. He is the man behind creating at least 20 US$ multi-millionaires and working on more, but he is most proud of the many hundreds of people globally who have made good, solid livelihoods by joining the recruitment industry though franchising.
Started his own UK franchise business “Humana” with Dragons Den’s James Caan, they sold it in 1999 to MRI in the USA. Later James Caan describes this deal in detail in his book “My story from Brick Lane to Dragons’ Den” and mentions that Doug was “genius at rolling out the franchise formula”.
Doug has also been an operator as CEO of Norman Broadbent, a large, publicly traded major brand in recruitment and traded on the London Stock Exchange. He has the experience gained over the past 30 years to help move things forward substantially.
As the crowning accolade to this phenomenal career he now takes the helm of Antal International Networks as its new President.
At the age of 30, Doug ran for US Congress for Cleveland, his home town. It's not so well known though that despite Doug's image as a consummate businessman his background is in comparative religions. Values from his education and his passion for creating change to improve lives are brought together in his new full time role.
Doug has been an advisor to the board for years now, and was formerly the CEO of Antal International Networks in past years, so he will be able to hit the deck at full speed in January 2014
Doug says, "I firmly believe Antal is in position to achieve true globally leading status. This will come about with a combination of engaging the heart and spirit of Antal Networks now and in the future as well as solid commercialism and real growth in income of Owners, plus a lot of hard work together. These elements can be combined to achieve great things for the Owners, their teams, our internal teams as well as candidates and clients we impact positively every day. We have a great platform, in our range we are the world leader, but I have no illusions, we need to keep improving it...Let's join together and do it!"
Doug looks forward to driving Antal International Networks to increase the success of franchise owners and to achieve Chairman, Tony Goodwin's vision of 600 offices by 2020.