Douglas R. Baker is Chief Financial Officer at Learning Care Group, a position he has held since September 2017.
As CFO, Baker leads Learning Care Group’s Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate functions in addition to its strategic growth initiatives as the company furthers its leadership role among childcare providers through educational excellence and outstanding customer service.
Baker’s career encompasses more than 25 years of leadership experience as a global senior finance and operating executive. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Discovery Networks International (DNI), a division of Discovery Communications. He joined Discovery Communications in 2005 as Senior Vice President and CFO for Discovery Commerce. He went on to serve as Senior Vice President and CFO for Emerging Networks, New Media and Business Development and as Executive Vice President and CFO for DNI before assuming his most recent role. Prior to that, Baker served in a variety of financial, operating and strategic leadership roles within Hallmark Cards and The Picture People, a strategic retail venture of Hallmark.
Baker earned an MBA in Operations Management from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University (Ohio).