Steve joined the team in 2022, bringing broad, multi-industry leadership experience to ADG. He has over thirty years of operational and financial leadership experience in distribution, services, fabrication, and manufacturing industries earned while serving in executive leadership roles at Distribution International (“DI”), HD Supply, Arrow Electronics and GE. Most recently, he served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the DI Board of Directors, having held those positions since June 2017. Steve has a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Albany and has attended business leadership programs at Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
PRESIDENT & COO
Doug leads all operations of ADG’s 23 divisions and provides senior leadership for the most significant initiatives to achieve our top priorities. Joining as vice president of sales in 2018, then becoming chief commercial officer, and in this role, he successfully implemented sales strategies leveraging ADG’s national relationships – resulting in meaningful contributions to ADG’s growth and profitability. Prior to ADG, Doug spent 15 years at Mohawk Industries in several senior leadership positions. Doug received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, where he also lettered on the Bulldog’s football team.
Darla joined the ADG team in 2022, bringing a wealth of leadership experience the result of her tenure as CIO at 3 different companies – 2 in the Fortune 500. Her expertise reaches into all areas of enterprise technology, including cybersecurity, IT infrastructure and networks, help desk support, application development, and leveraging new technologies as they emerge. This provides her with the skill and experience to provide a single world-class computer system able to support all ADG divisions as well as for future acquisitions. Darla earned a BS in information science from Christopher Newport University and an MBA from Long Island University.
Chief Supply Chain Officer
SVP, COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGY
Sharla joined ADG in 2022 after over twenty years of legal experience in multiple industries, as the company’s first in-house legal counsel. Previously she served in general counsel roles for companies including Distribution International, HD Supply, The Home Depot, and Sharyland Utilities. She earned a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
SVP, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT &
SENIOR DIRECTOR, PMO
As the leader of our Project Management Office (PMO), Denise works in close collaboration with ADG’s executives and multiple project teams. Her role includes project selection and priority-setting direction for the PMO to drive measurable results and lasting value from company-wide initiatives as well as the integration of new acquisitions. Denise has over 10 years of experience in strategy, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to ADG, Denise was a manager in Deloitte Consulting’s M&A service line, leading project teams on “Day 1 Readiness Planning and Execution” and post-merger integrations. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
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