From client work to SME content provider, panels, and advisory boards, following are testimonials and compliments from those who have benefitted from Douglas's expertise and industry contributions.
“Thank you so much for your effort on the social and operational risks facing my new company. I do not expect anything less than you. I will incorporate your suggestions into my audit universe. I must educate the Board on these risks facing our company.”
- B.L., Chief Audit Executive; EU service provider
"Our client is fortunate to have your services. You have a great under-standing and a wealth of knowledge on the issues."
-Prime contractor, Organization-wide, National Audit Readiness Initiative
"The [client’s] Board yesterday expressed compliments. They believe your strength is your credibility. You have extensive experience and a very honest and forthright manner, giving your listeners strong confidence in what you are saying."
-Martin B., Attorney
EK&G, A Professional Corp.
Beverly Hills, CA
“Doug knew the technical, oper-ational, and legal issues. He led a thorough, rigorous audit, and was fair in evaluating issues, and giving us the opportunity to respond. He worked well with people in different parts of the company. We agreed with his audit findings and recommendations.”
-Former Audit Client, PwC
"I worked with Doug at NV Energy when writing the company's first sustainability report. Since this was a first attempt at this type of report for the company Doug's knowledge and organizational skills were very valuable assets. We were able to work on relatively tight deadlines and produce quality results due in part to Doug's ability to review the report in an unbiased fashion which made the internal review process much easier and shorter than anticipated. I would recommend Doug for any project of this type; he's excellent at providing guidance and working with individual team members to ensure completion and quality of projects."
-Ashley R., Natural Resource Group LLC
"Doug has a knack for making the complexities of the environmental, health and safety easily digestible for folks from different fields. When I worked with Doug, he was easily able to identify when problems existed and a number (not only one) of solutions to resolve the issue. Doug has a calm but engaged work style and he looks for consensus, while at the same time clearly demonstrating his mastery of his chosen field of study. Great guy to work with!"
-Daniel S., Partner, PwC
"I worked with Doug on a co-sourced Environmental Audit for an Internal Audit department. Doug was diligent and professional in focusing the audit objectives to enable us to complete the audit on time and on budget, while still providing the client with valuable information. He devoted extra time and effort to keep the project on schedule. Doug's working papers and reports were meticulously organized and readily transferable to the client's document manage-ment system. Both the Environ-mental and Internal Audit staff were very pleased with Doug’s knowledge, professionalism, focus, and diligence in getting a very good outcome from a tough project. I heartily recommend Doug and would be pleased to work with him again."
-Donna N., Owner, CPA Firm
Los Angeles, CA
"Doug is the ultimate professional SME when it comes to all aspects of environmental auditing. I had the pleasure of hiring Doug to perform our initial environmental audit at the InterAmerican Development Bank. Doug and his team exceeded all of our expectations in the work that his team performed. In fact the client could not say enough about the significant value that Doug and his team brought to the engagement, and how spot on were the specific recommendations and suggestions that the team made to improve the environmental oversight for the largest development bank in Latin America."
-Alan S., Member of the Board & Audit Committee Financial Expert at MidAtlantic Farm Credit
“Thank you for all your help Doug!!! You were the captain we needed to come steer the ship...I’ve learned a lot from having you here. Couldn’t have done it without you.”
-Kayla H, Conflict Minerals Advisory Client
"I worked with Doug at the implementation phase of a unique environmental auditing project. The first things I noted were the degree of audit complexity, and the detail and planning Doug employed to prepare the audit team and facility employees for the audit. This preparation provided the framework and roadmap needed to conduct the work in an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective manner. Doug took great care to guide the client, find opportunities to make the client look good, and for individual audit team members to learn and excel. What impressed me most during this project and what I believe elevates Doug above an average project manager is that he quite capably guided all participants in the project (~12 participants, consisting of both consultants and client staff), which fostered ownership by the facility. Doug fostered team communications and comradery, acknowledged successes, and provided excellent insight and feedback, drawing on his many years of experience in this field."
-Lynette S., Principal Attorney
Stetler & McHugh EHS Consulting LLC
“Doug knew the technical, operations, and legal issues. He led a thorough, rigorous audit, and was fair in evaluating issues, and giving us the opportunity to respond. He worked well with people in different parts of the company. We agreed with the audit findings and recommendations.”
-Former Audit Client, PwC
“It's a really awesome job - you're right, yhou are a "force of nature,"...I'll be stunned if the Board is not satisfied with our plan.
-J.G.B., Client Engineering Manager
UCLA EXTENSION STUDENTS
"Thanks so much for your talk...you were spot on! I love how you engaged the attendees and pulled them into the discussion. We really appreciated your services and will continue to recommend them to others."
-Esbert K., Client Course Attendee
"I feel like I've gotten more impact from your course over the past few months than from my entire concentration of environmental studies classes. I feel I have a competitive advantage because of the depth of your material. I got a ton out of your course. It will be useful for my career path in the next couple of years and this wil lhave a high degree of practicialtiy in my future."
-Post class survey comments
"I appreciate all your efforts, guidance and oversight during the audit, as I found the program to be extremely beneficial and productive."
-Environmental Audient Client, attended course
ASSOCIATIONS & BOARDS
"Douglas provided interesting comments and insights. If everybody had handled the issue with such a constructive approach, a lot of negative emotions could have been avoided. "
-Professional Association Committee,
WHITE PAPERS & CONTENT
"Loved this, Doug. Very good and I'm sure that without it, many would never see the content of the report. You've made it quickly accessible, to people without the time to invest in reading the whole thing!"
-D.T, Network Associate
PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS
“Always on point with pragmatic, useful information.”
-Attendee, DFCM Conflict Minerals Presentation
"I appeared with Doug on a panel at a local IIA chapter IIA "Sudent Night" event. Doug provided an excellent overview of his experience, unique insights of the internal audit profession as well as giving practical advice to students in the audience. My fellow panelists and I appreciated Doug's unique perspective of environmental and sustainability issues impacting companies, stakeholders and our profession. It's no surprise that Doug was named to the Institute of Internal Auditors' Professional Issues Committee for 2012-13. The PIC's mission is to provide thought leadership and timely professional guidance to the members and stakeholders of the internal audit profession. Doug is the first Environmental and Sustainability expert to be on this committee and I'm sure he'll be invited to many more prestigious committees."
-Sonia L., Committee Member
SEC Advisory Committee
Small and Emerging Companies
"I wanted to personally thank you for the presentation yesterday. The information you shared on Conflict Minerals in general, and especially IPSAs, was extremely valuable."
-T.S., Environmental Program Manager
"Great job! I like the down-to-earth feeling I get from youCORE cat r present-ations. You present Environmental Management Systems as a natural part of living with the audit process, and as a check for completeness."
-Post-presentation survey results
"The presentation was a good reminder on how to approach auditing...No matter how far along you are in the structure of auditing, there was helpful information in Mr. Hileman’s presentation. I have heard many presentations on auditing, but never for us poor guys who GET audited. Mr. Hileman is very experienced in this area, and clear communicator."
-Post-presentation survey results
“I can’t thank you enough for your continuing support of OCSC as an outstanding presenter, engaged audience member and generous donor.”
-Co-founder of Non-profit Organization on Sustainability
“The training you provided has definitely paid off.”
-Casey C, CP Client
“Your presentation was great and every slide was worthwhile. I was glad to see the frequent discussion of the SASB standards and sustainability metrics - gave us a sense of where things are headed."”
-Sr. Manager, Global EHS Consulting Firm
"Doug is impressively conversant in this difficult, far-reaching topic."
"Very comfortable as a presenter, engaging with the audience."
"Excellent presentation-maybe the best of the whole meeting."
"Good speaker, valuable information."
"Our table knew a little about GRI and CDP, nothing about the others. We didn't konw about G4; [Doug] made all the content accessible for the audience."
"Very good use of slides."
-Feedback on speaker eval form, 2016 EHS EXCHANGE presentation